Browse upcoming classes, events, programs and services in your area focusing on seniors and people with disabilities.
Eugene/Springfield and surrounding areas:
Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain, or Diabetes:
These free, six-session workshops can help those with chronic conditions learn to take control of their life. Participants will learn to take charge of their health, stay active and increase satisfaction with their lives.
- Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain, or Diabetes
- Living Well Website
- Living Well Brochure
Walk With Ease-a program for better living:
Pre-Program info session, Thurs, March 28th at 2:30 at Amazon Community Center.
Registration is required.
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2nd-May 30th, 2:30-3:30PM.
The program is FREE to any adult by Senior and Disability Services and Amazon Community Center. Registration is required. Call 541-682-4103
Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers –Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care. You will learn about symptoms of middle stage dementia, effective communication, relationship changes and practical steps for providing personal care.
Assisted Living and Residential Care Facilities staff, Please Note: This series will satisfy the new an-nual statewide dementia training requirements for ALFs and RCFs. This series is open to everyone in the community, as well as staff of ALFs and RCFs seeking to fulfil these requirements.
M, 1- 3PM Apr 8 – Apr 22, Downtown Campus Rm TBA, Gershenzon, No charge
To register for these classes: Please visit ce.lane.edu http://ce.lanecc.edu/ – Log in or if you are a first time user please create a pro-file, type the name of this class into the search box, click on the class, add it to your shopping cart and then pro-ceed to check out. Registration begins March 12th, 2019
FREE FAMILY CAREGIVER WEBINAR SERIES!
In this webinar series, an expert instructor will present easy-to-understand in-formation on common caregiving topics and help answer questions important to you.
Save The Dates!
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm -8:30pm
March 26 – Talking with Your Doctor and Pharmacist About Safe Medication Use
April 9 – How to Address Personal Safety Issues for People Living with Dementia
April 23 – How to Create Meaningful Activities for Different Stages of Dementia
May 14 – Minimizing Medication Risks and Maximizing Quality of Life
May 28 – Talking with Your Doctor and Pharmacist About Safe Medication Use
June 11 – Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
June 25 – Ask Anything About Dementia!
Register for one or all of the upcoming topics at www.OregonCarePartners.com. All Oregon Care Partners classes are FREE thanks to funding by the State of Oregon. www.OregonCarePartners.com 1-800-930-6851 [email protected]
Building Resilience In Times of Change and Transition
A New Group for Older Adults interested in increasing their quality of life and resilience.
- What is resilience?
- Change and Transition
- Grief & Loss
- Managing Stress & Anxiety
- Beating Depression
- Circle of Support
Wednesdays April 3rd – May 8th
3p – 4:30p
Cascade Behavioral Health
2650 Suzanne Way, Suite 120
Eugene, Or 97408
For more information about joinng group or to schedule call:
Living with Memory Loss Series
This 10-week educational seminar offers a unique opportunity for persons with a Memory Loss disease AND their care partners to gain valuable education and support. Each session features a local professional offering information about Memory Loss and the community support services available. In addition, there is ample time for discussion and sharing, allowing Care Partners and persons with Memory Loss to each experience a unique support group.
Tuesdays from 10:00a to 12:00pm
April 9th – June 11th, 2019
Location: Good Samaritan Society, Eugene Village
3500 Hilyard St.
Eugene OR, 97405 (in the chapel)
For information or to pre-register
Please Call 541.747.4858
PEARLS-Short Term Problem Solving Treatment:
This program is a free opportunity in Lane County for older adults with mild to moderate depression
The PEARLS program:
- Focuses on teaching each client the skills to move to action and make lasting life changes.
- Is delivered in the client’s home or other accessible community setting.
- Is well-suited for individuals with chronic illness, including people with epilepsy.
- Aims to improve quality of life and reduce depression
- Takes a team-based approch
Corvallis and surrounding areas:
Understanding & Responding to Dementia Behaviors
Behavior is one of the main ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and some strategies to handle some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Workshop provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Presenter: Alise Liepnieks, MPH, Regional Coordinator, Oregon Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association
Tu, Mar. 21, 12-2:30 pm
Fee: Free (donations accepted)
Preregistration highly recommended to reserve your spot.
Chintimini Senior & Community Center
Phone: (541) 766-6959
Lunch & Learn: Cancer Resources
This class will give you a better understanding of resources available to help inform, rejuvenate and support those affected in Benton Lincoln, and Linn counties. A professional in the field will come and discus how anyone touched by cancer can be provided the support they need to live with strength, determination, and hope into the future.
Wednesday April 3, 2019
Albany Senior Center – Bay 1
489 Water Ave NW
Albany, Or 97321
Registration: March 18 – April 4 11a
Lunch & Learn: Fall Prevention
Did you know that 2.2 million falls are treated in the emergency room each year? Mitigating the risks of falling is extremely important to seniors and those that care for them. A representative from Signature Home Health will be at
Brookdale Heritage Plaza
1560 SE Davidson Street
Albany, Or 97322
to inform participants of preventative measures including exercise, regular doctor visits, and home preparation. You may drive yourself, but Brookdale is providing transportation from the senior center.
Please be outside the Senior Center by 11:50a
489 Water Ave. NW
Albany, Or 97321
Registration is March 18 – May 9, 2019
Vestibular Health, Dizziness, and Balance Disorders
Causes of dizziness range widely and can include changes in blood pressure, drug side effects, anxiety, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, TMJ dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction.
Expert discussion on ways in which balance disorders stemming from vestibular dysfunction can be treated or even prevented.
April 25, 2019
489 Water Ave. NW
Albany, Or 97321
Registration March 18 – April 26
Salem and surrounding areas:
Managing Anxiety for Better Health: FREE Talk
Anxiety and health: Improving Mind and body
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6–7 p.m.
Legacy Silverton Medical Center
342 Fairview St. Second floor lobby (above the Family Birth Center) Silverton, OR 97381
Living Well With Diabetes
Advanced Directives: KEY Conversations Workshop
Brain Agility Series
Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s
Place: Zanshin Martial Arts
1127 Broadway St NE, Salem
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
For more information or to register
call Kate at 503-930-9493