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Due to the COVID19 pandemic, Inter Valley Health Plan is offering their free Vitality Series classes online. An RSVP is required to get the log in information.

To RSVP call 800-886-4471 (TTY 711) weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.ivhp.com/vitality. Classes are subject to change, please visit their website for up-to-date information.

 

Thursday, May 6 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Monthly Book Club (Meet & Greet)

Join us for a friendly meeting to discuss the book of the month, West with Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge. Next month’s book is The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg. All are welcome.

 

Thursday, May 6 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Managing Stomach Issues

A Dietician will discuss common stomach issues (IBS, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, etc) and how to manage symptoms by avoiding “trigger” foods. 

 

Friday, May 7 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve our brain health and quality of life. Meet every week to learn new exercises and ideas to keep us healthy and well. Join in at any time and invite people you care about.

 

Friday, May 7 | 12:30  – 2:30 p.m.

“Intermittent Fasting” for Weight Loss

Learn about this form of losing weight and how it works. Get the facts to decide if fasting for weight loss is safe for you.

 

Tuesday, May 11 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Protect Yourself from Scams

Explores current scams, how to spot them and what to do if you are a victim of a scam. Protect yourself and your loved ones.

 

Wednesday, May 12 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Managing Your Blood Pressure

Class covers the risks, signs and symptoms of high blood pressure. Also  discusses how to manage blood pressure to live a full life.

 

Wednesday, May 12 | 12  – 2 p.m.

Lunchtime Learning: Osteoporosis

Learn about this bone disease: symptoms, prevention, treatments and how you can reverse it.

 

Thursday, May 13 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Plant Summer-Blooming Bulbs

A Master Gardener will show you how to plant bulbs in a large year or in a small patio — for beautiful summer flowers that will bloom in your pots or garden.

 

Friday, May 14 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve brain health and quality of life. Meet every week to learn new exercises and ideas to keep us healthy and well. Join in at anytime and invite people you care about.

 

Tuesday, May 18 | 11 a.m.

Caregiver Support: Time Management

Does it seem like you cannot get everything done in a day? Darlene Merkler, of Caregiver Resources, teaches tips and tricks to making your time more productive and how to get more things done. This class is good for anyone who wants to manage their time and especially for those caring for loved ones and need a little bit of help doing it.

 

Tuesday, May 18 | 1 – 3 p.m.

What is a Stroke? What you Need to Know

Early recognition and treatment may mean better recovery for you or a loved one.  Learn about the different types of strokes, prevention, treatments and recovery. Learn what you need to know before it happens to you or a loved one.

 

Wednesday, May 19 | 11 a.m.

Caregiver Support: Discussing Dementia with a Loved One

Experiencing changes in memory, thinking and behavior could be signs of dementia.  An Alzheimer’s Association representative  provides tips and strategies how to broach the difficult conversation about  changes that may be related to dementia.

 

Wednesday, May 19 | 12 – 2 p.m.

Safety Tips to Keep you Safe

Class covers safety tips how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from accidents/ injury in and around the home.

 

Thursday, May 20 | 11 a.m.

Learn to Paint Spring Flowers Class

Instructor Elizabeth Preston, MA, will teach easy painting techniques so you can create a beautiful acrylic spring flower painting. All levels of experience are welcome. A supply list provided.

 

Friday, May 21 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class (meets every Friday)

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve brain health and quality of life. Meet every week to learn new exercises and ideas to keep us healthy and well. Join in at any time and invite people you care about.

 

Tuesday, May 25 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Memory: Unraveling the Mystery

Discussion includes the types of memory loss and dementia, types of treatments and caregiver tips. Optional sampling of screening tests used for diagnosing memory loss, included.

 

Wednesday, May 26 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Memory Series: Super Foods for Brain Health

Learn about the different types of “brain diets” and super foods that may preserve or enhance our brain health.

 

Thursday, May 27 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Memory Series: Games to Improve Brain Health

Learn what  “Neurobics” and Cognitive Brain Training (CBT) is and how it can improve brain function. Brain games are also available to play, if you choose.

 

Thursday, May 27 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

How Posture Affects Your Health

Learn about the conditions that may cause bad posture and how bad posture can affects your body and health. Exercises to obtain, maintain or gain a better posture will be offered.

 

Friday, May 28 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class (meets weekly)

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve our brain health and quality of life. Join us every Friday to learn new exercises and ideas to keep healthy and well. 

 

 

June Classes

Wednesday, June 2 | 12 p.m.

Pros and Cons of Eating Organic

Are you really getting better health for your dollar? A Dietician discusses what you need to know about the organic food industry, what terms “grass-fed” and “free range” really mean.

 

Thursday, June 3 | 11 a.m.

Monthly Book Club (Meet and Greet)

Join us for a friendly discussion of our latest book of the month, “All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion,” by Fannie Flagg.

 

Friday, June 4 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Plant-Based Diets: What you need to know

Learn about the differences of eating a dairy/animal-based diet vs. plant based diet, how eat a meatless diet and still get the protein needed to stay healthy and what’s in a meatless burger? Bring your questions.

 

Friday, June 4 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class (meets weekly)

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve our brain health and quality of life. Join us every Friday to learn new exercises and ideas to keep healthy and well. Anyone may join so invite people you care about.

 

June 8 | 1 p.m.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Chronic inflammation in the body has been blamed as the cause for a host of medical conditions ranging from Cancer to Dementia. Learn about the foods that may help reduce inflammation to improve your health.

 

Wednesday, June 9 | 10 a.m.

Savvy Skin Care on a Budget

Your skin is your largest and heaviest organ. Learn how to take better care of it without spending a lot of money. We will make a homemade skin care product for yourselff or to give as a gift. A supply list will be provided.

 

June 10 | 10 a.m.

The Pros and Cons of Low Carb/Keto Diets

These diets are very popular but do they work? Are they healthy for you? Learn what you need to know before you begin this type of diet.

 

Friday, June 11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class (meets weekly)

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve brain health and quality of life. Join us every Friday to learn new exercises and ideas to keep healthy and well.  Anyone may join so invite people you care about.

 

Thursday, June 17 | 1 pm

Master Gardener: Beneficial Bugs

A local Master Gardener explains the differences between good bugs and bad bugs found in your garden. Learn which bugs can help you to avoid using toxic pesticides that are harmful to your garden and the environment

 

Friday, June 18 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve brain health and quality of life. Optional: use exercise band or weights. Join us every Friday to learn new exercises and ideas to keep healthy and well. Anyone may join so invite people you care about.

 

Tuesday, June 22 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class (every Friday)

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve brain health and quality of life. Join us every Friday to learn new exercises and ideas to keep healthy and well. Anyone may join — so invite people you care about.

 

Tuesday, June 22 | 11 am

Caregiving Options for Older Adults

Taking care of a loved one can be a challenge and sometimes we need a little bit of help. Darlene Merkler, of Caregiver Resources, explains a variety of care options to consider. Learn what to look for, how to pay for it and much more. If you need help in the home or helping your loved one find a better, safer care option you need to come to this class.

 

Friday, June 25 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday Fitness Class (every Friday)

Exercise can reduce stress and weight, build stronger bones, improve brain health and quality of life. Join us every Friday to learn new exercises and ideas to keep healthy and well. Anyone may join– so invite people you care about.





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