Learning Connection growing every week

Date: November 12, 2020 | Category: News

Our agency’s Learning Connection offerings continue to grow each week, with some events scheduled into 2021. There are recurring exercise classes such as Tai Chi or Silver Sneakers, one-time sessions and support groups for grandparents and other caregivers.
Most of the classes except for our Medicare 101 sessions, are available via Zoom and require registration. Most of them, except the Aging Mastery Program (AMP), are free to participants. The agency asks a $30 fee to cover supplies for the AMP class.

Learning Connection offerings are listed below or click here to view and download a printable pdf copy of the Learning Connection. You can register or learn more at 1-800-748-7826.
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Caring for You, Caring for Me – Education and support for family and professional caregivers in a relaxed setting to discuss common issues, share ideas and gain a better understanding of the others’ perspectives of caregiving. Learn methods of coping with stress, available resources and find ways to reduce frustrations and barriers. November 16-November 30, 2020 Mondays and Wednesdays
11:00 a.m.

Medicare 101 – For adults new to Medicare or preparing for retirement. The workshop covers eligibility, enrollment, benefits and costs associated with Medicare. Each Monday
noon to 1 p.m. Facebook Live from the Care Connection for Aging Services Facebook page.

Benefits Jeopardy – Virtual Jeopardy game to help identify ad explain available benefits. Recurring on the last Wednesday of each month 1 to 2 p.m.
To register, please call 1-800-748-7826 or by email at information@goaging.org.

Tai Chi for Arthritis – Ancient Chinese meditation exercise features slow, precise movements. Improves balance, mobility, strength and flexibility, decreases pain and helps prevent falls. This course is for participants who are familiar with Tai Chi technique. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 to 10 a.m.

Exercise with Bobbie – Helps to increase strength, improve flexibility and balance, boost activity levels and elevate mood.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.m.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group – This group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. 1st Wed of the month, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 3rd Wed of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Grandparent Connection – Discussion and support on issues raiding grandchildren. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (5th Tuesday when applies) 1-2 p.m.

Reading Between the Lines – Jody Anderson, Reference Specialist at the Henry County Library, will lead the group in selecting the genres and books that will be discussed every other week (halfway through and then completion). She will also share information about new books that are available. This group has begun, but you may call to join it at any time. It meets two evenings a month at 7.

Bingo – online Bingo game. Just for Fun. Prizes will be mailed to the winners. Fridays 10:00 a.m.

Walk with Ease – Program developed with the Arthritis Foundation that has been proven to help people with arthritis or other related conditions reduce pain, increase balance, strength and walking pace, and improve overall health. Nov. 30, 2020 to Jan. 6, 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Zoom – Must register to receive a Zoom link with optional phone number to call.
To register, please call 1-800-748-7826 or by email at information@goaging.org.

Total Brain Health – hands on “workouts” that engage body, mind, and spirit. Dec. 1, 2020 to Feb. 9, 2021
Tuesday
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Zoom – Must register to receive a Zoom link with optional phone number to call.
To register, please call 1-800-748-7826 or by email at information@goaging.org.

Living a Healthy Life – Designed to help individuals and caregivers manage chronic conditions and improve healthy behaviors. This workshop is interactive, and participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from each other. Dec. 14, 2020 to Jan. 25, 2021
Mondays 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Bingocize – New to the lineup! Mixes exercise, health education, and Bingo to help overcome health problems in participants. It is beneficial for all ranges of physical ability. Evidence shows social, cognitive, and physical improvements from doing Bingocize, and the best part is that it’s fun. Jan. 18 through March 17, 2021 Mondays and Wednesdays 9 – 10 a.m.

Tai Chi for Arthritis – Ancient Chinese meditation exercise features slow, precise movements. Improves balance, mobility, strength and flexibility, decreases pain and helps prevent falls. January 19 through March 2, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:00 to 11:45 Zoom – Must register to receive a Zoom link with optional phone number to call.
To register, please call 1-800-748-7826 or by email at information@goaging.org.

Aging Mastery (AMP) – classes combine evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, and group discussions designed to give you the skills and tools you need to achieve measurable improvements in managing your health, remaining economically secure and contributing actively to society. Class fee – $30 Jan. 27 to March 31, 2021
Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 12:30
p.m.