CLASS 930 – THE SPIRIT OF WELLNESS
DR. CHRISTINA BOWEN is an Integrative Medicine physician. She is Board certified in Family Medicine, Hospice, and Palliative Care. She has also been fellowship trained in Integrated Medicine. Dr. Bowen will offer an evening discussion based on her experience that will help students learn how the spirit aspect
of wellness will benefit their health journey. If you believe in the concepts of integrated health management you will want to join Dr. Bowen for this course. Monday, Feb 26.
CLASS 931 – DYING TO KNOW: BRINGING DEATH TO LIFE
We all have death wishes – things we want to do, say or plan for before we die. Dying to Know offers a series of thought buds that help bring death to life: practical information, quirky facts, and humble suggestions that lift the lid on death: like planning a personalized wake or funeral service; telling people you love them while they are alive rather than waiting to write a memorial notice; taking groceries or a meal for a family overcome with loss; and how to talk with children dying and death. Join ELLIE WARD, a trained nurse, former Health and Hospice Director, and now teaching end-of-life care through Vidant Health Systems to discuss these and other topics. Class size is limited to 40. Friday, Feb 23
CLASS 932 – PLANT BASED DIET
A whole food plant-based diet has been proven to reduce the risk of and even reverse many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders and cancer. Come join MARIELLE SILK, FNP-BC, CTTS, and learn about the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet. Marielle is a nurse practitioner at the Outer Banks Hospital Occupation Health & Wellness Clinic. She received her master’s in nursing from Yale University and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. She is also certified in plant-based nutrition through Cornell, is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is working on her certification in Lifestyle Medicine. This course can show how you can incorporate simple changes into your daily life to drastically improve your health and well-being. Taste delicious samples of plant-based foods and take home recipes you can easily make at home. Friday, Feb 16
CLASS 933 – HELLO GAME
The Hello game is an experiential learning tool that helps people break down barriers and talk openly about personal values, what matters most to them and may in turn encourage participation in advance care planning. This class is being offered by ELLIE WARD, Community Education and Outreach Director at Vidant Health Systems. Participants are encouraged to watch the video accessible via the following hyperlink-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUv2A2CxGGM to get a better sense of the game and how it is played. There is nothing attendees need to do in preparation, other than come with an open mind and a willingness to share. Personalized booklets and game chips will be provided to each attendee. Class size is limited to 40. Thursday, Mar 1.
CLASS 934 – KNEE REPLACEMENT 101 - CLASS
AMY DOUGHERTY is the owner/operator of Outer Banks Physical Therapy in Kitty Hawk. She has been a Physical Therapist for twenty seven years, specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics. If you are considering or have questions about knee replacement or are the proud owner of a replaced knee, you will benefit from this course. Not only will you get a professional overview of the knee and how it functions, but you will learn what you need to know before surgery and what to expect after surgery. Wednesday, Jan 31.
CLASS 935 – FAMILY & FRIENDS CPR – Saturday Morning Class
This course could be literally a matter of life and death to victims of drowning or cardiac arrest. You never know when you might be in a situation in which having the skill and confidence to apply CPR could indeed save a life! The class is offered by two Southern Shores Volunteer Firemen who are trained and certified in AHA CPR. Join ANDY MOYNAHAN and PAUL CAGIANO for this special Saturday morning course beginning at 9:30 AM. Class size is limited to 12 students. Saturday, Feb 24.
CLASS 936 – CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT OPTIONS - CLASS CANCELLED
It’s important to proactively talk and learn about long term care options while there’s time to choose what might be the best fit for you. JOHN FRICKER is a retired attorney and former OBX resident who has extensively explored available care options, and is now “living and loving the life” in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Join John for an overview of prolonged independent living options in retirement, including CCRCs. Monday, Feb 12.
Class 937 – SELF REFLEXOLOGY FOR YOUR HANDS AND FEET - CLASS FILLED
Reflexology is more than just a foot rub. It’s the methodical application of pressure to points on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands that correspond to areas of human anatomy and physiology such as the spine, circulatory, cardio-pulmonary, digestive and endocrine systems. This session is for individuals who would like to like to learn the very basics of reflexology so that they can use this technique on themselves. Students will learn about foot and hand reflexology charts, relaxation techniques, the basics of locating and using pressure points, and the use of reflexology props. There will be opportunity to use common tools for foot and hand manipulation. MARTY HAMED, owner of Sole Work Reflexology, took up reflexology in retirement as a route to something entirely new in her life. She is a National Board Certified Reflexologist (ARCB), a member of the National Reflexology Association of America, and the NC Association of Reflexology. She is also a certified Level II Reiki practitioner. Course size is limited to 15 with an additional fee of $2. Thursday, Mar 1.
CLASS 938 and CLASS 939 – GENTLE YOGA and CHAIR YOGA
PATTY McKENNA is co-owner of the The Well Yoga Co-op in Kill Devil Hills and her private Yoga business, Yoga To Go and a certified teacher since 2014. In 938 GENTLE YOGA, students will be guided through gentle yoga postures and breath exercises while standing or sitting on a yoga mat (provided). This class is designed for beginners and non-beginners who want to practice the basics. In 939 CHAIR YOGA students will get all the benefits of yoga but will not have to get up and down from the floor. Students will experience traditional yoga poses adapted for standing next to or sitting in a chair. Even if getting up and down is no problem, positive changes in flexibility, strength, and endurance can be achieved with chair yoga. Students should wear clothing comfortable for movement and be prepared to remove shoes. Class size is limited to 20 in each class. Class 938 – Monday, Jan 29; Class 939 – Monday, Feb 5.