Food & Wellness

Understanding Medicare

Instructor: Mary Leddy

This class is an overview for anyone new to Medicare, those turning 65 or adults taking care of elderly parents. It covers the essentials: how it works, what it covers, what is not covered, how to choose a prescription plan, what other supplemental options include and cost. Helpful handouts and available resources are presented.

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30-8:30pm
MVRHS 419/ Fee: $35

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Drugs and Diseases: Understanding your Prescription 


Instructor: Dr. Lena Prisco

Learn more about your treatment. This course provides a brief overview of each disease, their causes and the drugs used to treat them and how and why they work. Each class covers the following topics:

Module 1: Cardiovascular and Other Heart Diseases
Module 2: Drugs for Psychiatry and Brain Disorders
Module 3: Infections and Gastrointestinal Diseases Agents
Module 4: Pain and Cancer Treatments

Module 5: Respiratory Disorder and Other Disease Treatments

5 Mondays: 3:00-4:30pm
April 3, 10,17,24/ May 1
Howes House/ Fee: $45

Free for Seniors

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Diabetes and Sugars

Marcia Denine, WHNP

Chances are you know someone who is living with diabetes, or you yourself have diabetes. This Diabetes and Sugars class is an overview of natural and artificial sugars and their glycemic index and impact on blood sugar levels. Participants will gain important knowledge in a number of topics which will help them become more confident about managing their daily sugar intake and in turn feel better about themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) Importance of monitoring your daily sugar intake, 2) Natural sugars, 3) Artificial sugars, 4) Glycemic index, 5) Blood sugar levels. In partnership with MV Partnership for Health.

1 Wednesday
April 5/ 3:00-4:00pm
MVRHS 215
Free


Dreamwork 101: Unlocking the Wisdom of your Sleep

Instructor: Jennie Isbell Shinn

The dreaming mind and the dream world are places of intuition, creativity and wisdom. Come use the keys you already possess to enter your Queendom/Kingdom! This workshop is open to long-time dream workers and newcomers. You need not be an active dreamer to enjoy this class! Techniques will cover improving dream recall, planting dreams, understanding the story in your dreams and focused work on distilling meaning of symbols. Bring a journal and write down dreams if you have them. Topics to be covered in the four sessions include: 1) Exploring Carl Jung’s model, tips for dreaming and improved recall, symbol work; 2) More symbol work, considering the narrative/story of your dream, planting/ inviting dreams; 3) Dream work in groups, a model and practice and; 4) Dream work in groups and intro to reading symbols in waking life.

4 Wednesdays 5:30-7pm
March 22, 29 and April 5, 12
MVRHS 501
$109

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 Life, My Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management

Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health – A Project of Healthy Living MV Commonwealth, Corps a MA Service Alliance Initiative.

Instructor: TBA

Chances are you have a chronic health condition or are a caregiver for someone who has a chronic health condition (such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, asthma, high blood pressure, etc.). My Life, My Health was developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center as a collaborative research project between Stanford and the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. This proven program is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills needed to take a more active role in their own health care or that of the people they’re caring for. Subjects covered include: 1) Finding better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue, 2) Learning appropriate use of medications, 3) Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals, 4) Improving nutrition, 5) Understanding new treatment choices, 6) Feeling better about life. In addition, participants will create a personal action planner and discuss them with fellow participants.

6 Thursdays 3-5:30pm
Jan. 26 / Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 / March 9
MVRHS 215 Health Assisting
Free

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Matter of Balance

Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health – A Project of Healthy Living MV Commonwealth, Corps a MA Service Alliance Initiative.

Instructor: TBA

Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is an award winning program developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University. This proven program is designed to help participants manage their concerns about falls and to help them increase their physical activity. Participants will gain the knowledge to help them become more confident about managing falls, help them to identify ways to reduce falls, and learn exercises to help increase their strength and balance. Subjects covered include: 1) Viewing falls as controllable, 2) Setting goals for increasing activity, 3) Making changes at home to reduce fall risks at home, 4) Learn exercises to increase strength, balance and flexibility. In addition, participants will create a personal action planner and discuss them with fellow participants.

8 Tuesdays 3-5pm
Jan. 24, 31 / Feb. 7, 14, 21 / March 7, 14, 21
MVRHS 215 Health Assisting
Free

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Moroccan Cooking

Instructor: Gia Winsryg- Ulmer

Explore Moroccan culture through it’s sumptuous cuisine. Over 5 sessions participants will learn to make an assortment of salads, savory pastries called pastela, slow-cooked stews called tagines, steamed couscous piled with meat and vegetables, and almond sweets. Emphasis will be placed on sustainability and community as integral components of authentic Moroccan cooking and eating. Whenever possible we will be using local meat and seasonal vegetables. Each session will include tea time as we discuss what we will be making, and a shared meal at the end where we eat what we prepared.

5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

January 24, 31 | February 7, 14,  21
MVRHS Culinary ArtsFee: $189, includes materials

Course limited to 15
 

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Cake Decorating

 Instructor: Val Stoyer

Learn how to pipe frosting like a pro! Borders, stars, shells, rosettes and basket-weave. Take home the tricks of the trade, along with your own decorated mini-cake.

3 Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm
January 25 | February 1, 8
MVRHS Culinary Arts/ Fee: $130, includes materials Sponsored by Val Cakes

Course limited to 10

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Self-Defense For Women

Instructor: Billy White
Learn to protect yourself through a series of hands-on defense training which includes takedowns, improvised weapons, escape from choke holds and other tactics.
 
TBD Please call for more details
Billy White’s Dojo, 6 Edson Ave. OB/ Fee: $139
Sponsor: Billy White’s Fighting Arts