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CLASSES

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Classes Calendar

Designed for older adults and caregivers, classes are open to the public at no cost. Select a region to see classes in your area. Date listed is when the class begins.

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Friday, Mar. 22

Staying Active and Independent for Life

Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a fitness program for older adults, which can be done sitting or standing.  Performing exercise that improves strength, balance and fitness is critical for staying active and reducing the risk of falls.  The SAIL program was designed with these principals in mind.  Each class includes warm-up, stretching, cardio, balance, and strengthening exercises, as well as a cool down.  For more information, call (580) 297-5137 or e-mail Johnnie.Burgess@ouhsc.edu.

Friday, Mar. 22

Older Driver Safety

Driving is a connection to our independence.  For many older adults, the greatest fear is losing their ability to drive a vehicle.  This one hour presentation provides guidance on maintaining your independence to continue driving and also educates older drivers, family members, healthcare providers, and law enforcement officials on laws, medical issues, and safety concerns.  Increasing age is not an indicator that you have to stop driving, but a time for assessing and making adjustments. To register, call the Southeast Center of Healthy Aging at (580) 745-9477 or email at Kathy-Gooding@ouhsc.edu. Everyone is welcome to participate. Please call to register.  This program is sponsored by a grant from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. 

Friday, Mar. 22

Tai Chi for Better Balance (TCBB)

The movements of tai chi help older adults reduce their risk of falling, while also increasing balance and flexibility. Participants learn ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow, continuous movements. It does not matter how strong, flexible or active you are – tai chi is designed for people at all levels of health.  For more information, call (580) 297-5137 or e-mail Johnnie.Burgess@ouhsc.edu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Class Length: One hour, twice a week         Course Length: Six weeks

Friday, Mar. 22

Older Driver Safety

Driving is a connection to our independence. For many older adults, the greatest fear is losing their ability to drive a vehicle. This one-hour presentation provides guidance on maintaining your independence to continue driving.  It also educates older drivers, family members, healthcare providers, and law enforcement officials on laws, medical issues, and safety concerns. Increasing age is not an indicator that you have to stop driving, but it is a time for assessing and making adjustments. This class can be delivered online via videoconference.  For more information, call (580) 297-5137 or e-mail Johnnie.Burgess@ouhsc.edu

Class Length: One hour               Course Length: One class

Friday, Mar. 22

Tai Chi for Better Balance (TCBB)

The movements of tai chi help older adults reduce their risk of falling, while also increasing balance and flexibility. Participants learn ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow, continuous movements. It does not matter how strong, flexible or active you are – tai chi is designed for people at all levels of health. For more information, call (580) 297-5137 or email Johnnie.Burgess@ouhsc.edu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Class Length: One hour, twice a week         Course Length: Six weeks

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