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SAGE Balance Screening & Fall Risk Education
with Vanessa Patenaude
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) Courses are for SAGE Members- adults 50 and older. To learn more and become a member, please register for SAGE membership first
SCP 21117 Balance Screening and Fall Risk Education
Thursday, October 25
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Wieden Hall, PT Lab/classroom
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, about one in three seniors above age 65 and nearly one in two seniors over age 80 will fall at least once this year. Many times this results in disastrous consequences. As our nation's population ages, the rate of falls is rising. Falling and fear of falling may be reduced by physical therapy intervention. Students in the UMPI physical therapist assistant program will use standardized balance screening to assess your risk of a fall. They will also provide handy education about how to easily reduce your risk of falls in your home by making simple changes.
SAGE Be Red Cross Ready for Seniors
with Penny Kern
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) courses are for SAGE members, adults 50 and older. To learn more or to become a member please register with SAGE membership first.
SCP 21114 Be Red Cross Ready for Seniors
Fridays, November 2, 9, 16, 30
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. Even if you have physical limitations, you can still protect and prepare yourself. Help may not be able to reach everyone right away. You can deal with disaster better by preparing in advance and by working with those in your support network: your family, neighbors and friends as a team. Knowing what to do is your responsibility. Course will include Community CPR (hands only).
SAGE Optimism: Possibilities, Benefits, Risks
with Alice Bolstridge
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) courses are for SAGE members- adults 50 and older. To learn more or to become a member please register with SAGE membership first.
SCP 21108 Optimism: Possibilities, Benefits, Risks
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
In this course, we will explore various questions and concerns about optimism: research about the topic, effects of personal and social optimism compared to pessimism, realism of optimism in various circumstances, how can optimism be bad? As conversation prompts, instructor presents readings about the topic from various authors. Stephen Pinker, Enlightenment Now: The Case of Reason, Science Humanism, and Progress. Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America. And others.
SAGE Sock It To Me!
with Nancy Beloungie
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) courses are for SAGE members- adults 50 and older. To learn more and become a member, please register with SAGE Membership first.
SCP 21111 Sock It To Me!
Thursdays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25
9:30 – 11:30 AM
Class limit 12
Learn the basics of sock knitting while creating a Christmas ornament. We'll cover cuff, leg, heel flap and heel turn (it's easier than you think), gusset, foot and toe, either worked in the round or knitted flat and seamed. All you need to provide is needles (more info to come), and ability to knit and purl.