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CLASS 1150 – KEEPING CURRENT 1- ADULTS ONLY
This is an interactive program for adults, designed to empower and equip participants with the tools necessary to prevent teen substance abuse. Participants begin by touring a “typical teenage bedroom” to try and identify various items hidden in plain sight that could indicate substance abuse. After viewing the bedroom, a presentation allows adults to see all the items in the bedroom that could be a problem. Challenges today are not like those experienced by previous generations, including the use by teens of vaping devices. Dare Co. Public Health Education Specialist CHRIS FLETCHER and REBECCA WOODS, LCSW and Supervisor of Dare Co. DHHS Health Ed and Community Outreach will also provide education to help adults effectively communicate with their teen, prevent opportunities for trouble, and learn about resources for teens in Dare County if a substance abuse problem is occurring. Wednesday, Feb 19.
CLASS 1151 – KEEPING CURRENT 2- YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
In this program Health Education Specialist CHRIS FLETCHER and REBECCA WOODS, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker will provide education to youth on the health concerns e-cigarette use presents. They will discuss refusal skills, positive decision making and will share tips for staying healthy and avoiding harmful substances. Various interactive teaching methods will be used. Thursday, Feb 20.
CLASS 1152 – WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S – STAGES and SUPPORTS.
People often ask what is the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Presenters GAIL SONESSO, ANGELO SONESSO, CATHY PFENDLER and JAN COLLINS will explain and illustrate with examples. Gail, the founder of GEM Day services, Angelo, provider of therapeutic music programs, Cathy, an RN with OBX Hospital, and Jan with the Dementia Task Force will discuss the different stages and give information about supports and programs for each stage. Did you know that OBX Hospital is the first “Dementia Friendly Hospital”? Jan will share what makes a hospital dementia friendly. Tuesday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1153 – HOW TO STAY OUT OF THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE
DR. CHRISTINA BOWEN has been described by patients as “the most amazing physician ever” for (among other things) her refreshingly positive and comprehensive approach to health care. Board certied in Family Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Care, and Lifestyle Medicine, she completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. This class will open the way for making positive lifestyle modications to empower you to live your most fullling life possible in all aspects – body, mind, and spirit. Class size is limited to 15 students. Tuesday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1154 – CHAIR YOGA
Have you thought Yoga was only for the young, the t, the highly mobile? AUBREY REMIGE will lead you in a gentle introductory yoga class in a chair. Aubrey has been the Fitness Coordinator at the Baum Center for 15 years, has taught yoga for 13 years and has been practicing yoga for 20+ years. Even while remaining seated, you can learn to increase balance, flexibility, and peacefulness. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and see what’s possible for you! Class size is limited to 20. Thursday, Jan 30.
CLASS 1155 – PLANT BASED NUTRITION
A 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. Join MARIELLE SILK, FNP and DENISE DePEDRO who will show you how you can incorporate simple changes into your daily life to dramatically improve your health and well-being. Marielle received her Masters in Nursing from Yale and is a board certied Nurse Practitioner who works at the Outer Banks Hospital Center for Healthy Living with Denise, a Certified Health Coach. Class size is limited to 30. Friday, Feb 7.
CLASS 1156 – ZUMBA GOLD: Class Time 7-8PM
Who says exercise can’t be a fun, dance experience? Zumba Gold is foractive, older adults who are looking for a modied Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower intensity. It’s just as much fun, just not as fast. Join Zumba Gold Instructor RENEE THOMPSON for a fun, energizing, health-promoting class. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Wednesday, Feb 19.
CLASS 1157 – USING FOOD TO BATTLE DISEASE
Food can be as effective as some medications to prevent or better managechronic conditions. Join ANGIE and JOHN LAMBERSON in an interactivediscussion on how to use food to battle disease. Angie and John’s passion lies in helping people of all ages to prevent or improve many conditions through healthy eating, exercise and stress management. They are both Registered Dietitians, Certied Diabetes Educators and Integrative Health Coaches. As “NUTRITION PAIR, LLC” they provide nutrition and diabetes consulting services locally and nationwide. Thursday, Feb 13.
CLASS 1158 – FAMILY AND FRIENDS CPR & AED COURSE:
Class Time: 8AM, Saturday, Feb 1 What would YOU do if someone collapsed in front of you? Bystander- performed CPR SAVES LIVES. This program will be led by Southern Shores Fire Department and Dare EMS instructors ANDY MOYNAHAN EMT-ADVANCED and PAUL CAGIANO EMT-PARAMEDIC.This is an experiential course where you will be taught and practice the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use,infant CPR, and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. For more information go to cpr.heart.org to search family-and-friends-cpr. Class is limited to 12 students. Saturday, February 1st at 8 a.m.
CLASS 1159 – CORE STRENGTH/PILATES/FUSION
LISA WILLIS has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and numerous Instructor Certications including Pilates, Yoga, etc. She will teach a multi-level class integrating elements from core strength, balance training and Pilates. The course is open to all ages and all tness levels. Modifications will be given for all exercises. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a Yoga mat if you have one. Mats will be provided for those who don’t have their own. Wednesday, Feb 19.
CLASS 1160 – FALL IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD
Fall doesn’t have to be a ‘Four-Letter Word’. This is an interactive course designed for seniors or those who care for them. The focus of the course is identifying risk factors that inuence the likelihood of falls. This includes a short interactive assessment of functional activities to give you an idea of your fall risk. Course instructors ANDREW “TREY” BLACK and CLAIRE VAN VALKENBURG have Doctorates in Physical Therapy and many years of experience. They will also discuss strategies to help manage your risk. Thursday, Feb 6.
CLASS 1161 – IMPROVEMENT THROUGH MOVEMENT
Occupational Therapist LISA MINERICH has over 30 years of professional experience and now volunteers to lead exercise classes in our community. This class is designed for people of all levels of mobility and function; Lisa’s teaching can be modied to t individual needs. She enjoys helping everyone, regardless of their starting point, achieve improvements in range of motion, flexibility, energy, posture, and balance. There will be handouts for later use at home. Class size is limited to 20 students. Tuesday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1162 – FALL-FREE HOMES: PREVENTING FALLS at HOME
Fall-Free Home is an interactive course designed for both seniors and those who care for them. Doctors of Physical Therapy CLAIRE VAN VALKENBURG and ANDREW “TREY” BLACK will discuss some of the statistics related to falls in the home and what active strategies can be incorporated to reduce fall risk. They will look at a few case examples to identify potential trouble spots and discuss solutions that range frompurchasing equipment to quick easy xes. The goal is to help you go back and look at your home and see what can be done to make it a Fall-Free Zone! Wednesday, Feb 12.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1163 – BOSU FOR BETTER BALANCE AND CORE STRENGTH
The BOSU trainer is a relatively new device comprised of an inatable rubber hemisphere attached to a round, rigid platform. It can be used oneither side (BOth Sides Up) to strengthen core muscles and improve your balance. Join DENISE EDWARDS, Certied Personal Trainer and experienced BOSU Instructor, for an introduction to techniques that will enhance your overall well-being, create skilled movement and maintain self efficacy. Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. Class size is limited to 6 students. Tuesday, Feb 4.
CLASS 1164 – DRIVING SAFELY and STAYING INDEPENDENT
The Outer Banks attracts independent people. But lack of public transportation and other amenities can make it hard to maintain that independence as we age. Statistics show that a disproportionately high number of trafc accidents involve older adults. Family physician DR. ROISIN McKEITHAN will moderate our PANEL of health professionals and first responders (including police and EMS) who will discuss this issue and the various medical problems that can impact our driving abilities. Occupational Therapist LISA MINERICH will help us assess and improve
those all-important physical skills to stay safe on the roads and best maintain our independence. Tuesday, January 28.