Senior Briefs

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Lebanon Valley Seniors

LEBANON VALLEY — The Lebanon Valley Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 or Feb. 18 at the LVPA Firehouse. The group will be enjoying a soup and sandwich lunch. In the winter months the group only meets the third Friday of the month. If New Lebanon Schools are closed, activities will be cancelled for that day. For information, contact Mary Defreest at 518-733-0009.

Greenport Seniors

GREENPORT — The Greenport Seniors’ meeting scheduled on Jan. 27 will be cancelled. The anniversary celebration scheduled for that meeting will be held at the next meeting, scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Senior Center on Town Hall Road in Greenport.

Senior Balance and Strength

COPAKE — The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, offers a Senior Balance & Strength Class 9-10 a.m. Thursdays via Zoom. Patrons are invited to join us on Zoom for our very popular Balance & Strength classes. For information on hours and events and the Zoom link, call 518-325-4101.

Morning Tai Chi

CHATHAM – Tai Chi is a slow-moving, meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. Originally from China, Tai Chi is practiced in this country primarily for its health benefits. It is a physical manifestation of the Taoist philosophy, embracing the principles of yin/yang by accessing meridians of energy, to assist the body with balance, harmony and inner peace. It can provide benefits to the mind, body and spirit, while adding inner and outer strength.

Hudson Valley Tai Chi instructors, Bobbie Kosnick and John McGowan, will be teaching the basic corrections in the 37 posture form, which is a sequence of movements that make up the Yang Short Form or Cheng Man-Ching form, the national form of Taiwan. Classes will consist of postures, chi kung (energy work), relaxation techniques as well as the application of these postures, to increase balance, flexibility and strength, as well as meditative qualities of relaxation and inner calm.

New beginner classes run for 10 weeks at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through March 9 at the Morris Memorial Building, Park Row in Chatham. Classes are open to beginner students of adults and young adults over the age of 14. Class registration is the first day of class and is $110 for 10 one-hour sessions or $15 per class. Partial proceeds benefit the Morris Memorial Association and its programs. For more information about class location and fees, email bobbie.kosnick@gmail.com or text Bobbie at 518 965-3761. Hudson Valley Tai Chi website can be found at www.hudsonvalleytaichi.com.

Alzheimer’s education webinars

ALBANY — The Alzheimer’s Association offers community and family education and outreach webinars from the safety of your home. These virtual programs provide high-quality disease and dementia education for those directly affected by the disease. They are free of charge and include topics such as signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques.

Each webinar is held live with time for Q&A. Note that all webinars are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST). RSVP via our our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or by contacting Sierra Snoddy at 518-675-7214.

Dementia Friendly Congregations 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19. This program is designed for those who are part of their church or faith community and who are interested in learning more about dementia and the opportunities for ministries.

Meaningful Engagement, Activities at Home 10 a.m. Jan. 25. Discuss the social needs of people with dementia and how to meet those needs.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors noon Jan. 27. Caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors.

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia 2 p.m. Feb. 2. The basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia including risk factors, treatments, research and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body & Research Update: Presented with MVP Health noon Feb. 7. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8. Program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: Presented with MVP Health noon Feb. 14. Program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take.

Research Update noon Feb. 16. The basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia including risk factors, treatments, research and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body noon Feb. 22. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.

Legal & Financial Planning 2 p.m. Feb. 24. This workshop is ideal for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider when facing dementia and how to put plans in place.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 10 a.m. March 3. Program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take.

Meaningful Engagement, Activities at Home 2 p.m. March 15. Discuss the social needs of people with dementia and how to meet those needs.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 3 p.m. March 23. Caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors.

Effective Communication Strategies noon March 29. How Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect an individual’s ability to communicate.

REMINDER: Early Alzheimer’s Support & Education (EASE) - Virtual Program meets 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays beginning March 24 through May 12. EASE is an 8-week interactive learning program for people with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Registration and a pre-screening is required.

RSVP via the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or by contacting Sierra Snoddy at 518-675-7214.

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