Health and Wellness

Living Well for Older Adults Health Series

This Fall our series focuses on Brain Fitness (DVDs), Food: A Cultural Culinary History (DVDS) and two guest speakers presenting topics on Nutrition and Aging Gracefully.

  • Optimizing Brain Fitness
    We continue our DVDs with Professor Restak emphasizing attention and memory.
    Focusing Your Attention; Enhancing Your Memory (DVDs)
    Thursday, September 18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Exercising Your Working Memory; Putting Your Senses to Work (DVDs)
    Thursday, September 25, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Food: A Cultural Culinary History
    We continue our DVDs with Professor Albaia who “explores the history of how humans have produced, cooked, and consumed food—from the earliest hunting and gathering societies to the present.”

    Ancient India—Sacred Cows and Ayurveda; Yin and Yang of Classical Chinese Cuisine (DVDs)
    Thursday, October 2, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Dining in Republican and Imperial Rome; Early Christianity—Food Rituals and Asceticism (DVDs)
    Thursday, October 9, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Back to the Future of Nutrition
    Presenter: Joy Jurema, RN, MHA, Wellness Advocate and OLLI member quotes Hippocrates (460 to 337BC), “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

    This presentation is a discussion of the Wahls diet, its Paleo Principals, and the science behind them. The Wahls diet is a game changer, not only for reversing an incurable disease (multiple sclerosis), but for being a doable plan of optimal nutrition for all to consume. For example, bean chili and Brussels sprouts with bacon can be on your menu.
    Thursday, October 16, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Aging Gracefully

    Presenter: Frankie Stewart, M.A., CSUDH Alumna and OLLI Member

    Aging is inevitable. What constitutes aging? There is no exact aging process. As many seniors are asked about the process there are as many different perceptions/answers. Some would say, “Contrary to popular belief the Golden years are not as Golden as we have been lead to believe.” So, what can we do in a positive manner on this road called aging? Attitudes, decisions, choices and acceptance are but a few things to consider. We will discuss and explore various concepts, share techniques with each other, and consider how to age gracefully and successfully.
    Thursday, October 23, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Facilitators: Eula Slater, OLLI member and Registered Dietitiann and Mary Cruise, OLLI member and Emeritus Faculty, Nursing, CSUDH

6 Thursdays: September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, and 23
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Extended Education Auditorium, EE-1205

Fee: $15
NLLL 355 Section 02, Course No. 43037

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Older Adults Living with Asthma

OLLI is pleased to bring the Community Asthma and Air Quality Resource Education (CAARE) Program as a public service event to CSUDH. The program “strives to improve the health and well-being of adults and seniors with asthma, and assist residents in Long Beach, Wilmington and Carson, in reducing and/or eliminating indoor and outdoor air pollutants that may contribute to asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses.” The two hour workshop conducted by Kathy Estrada provides information about indoor and outdoor air quality issues, indoor and outdoor environmental health hazards, non-toxic cleaning agents and methods, and basic information about asthma and allergies. The workshop includes demonstrations of cleaning products and a raffle drawing. Additionally, the CAARE program offers In-Home Adult Asthma Case Management and an Asthma Information Hotline.

Please join us with your guests for this important and informative workshop! Refreshments provided.

Instructor: Kathy Estrada, Field supervisor/Health Educator II and Colleagues, Department of Health &: Human Services, Bureau of Environmental Health, Long Beach, CA

Tuesday, November 4, 10 am - 12 pm
Extended Education Building, EE-1205
Fee: Free to OLLI Members and guests
NLL 355 Section 04, Course No. 43042

Please register by October 21

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Social Tennis for Seniors

Keep Moving and have Fun doing it!!! Join Donald Means, OLLI member, in this socially active tennis class. We continue light to medium stretching and warm up exercises followed by the basics of tennis including basic grip, serve, forehand, backhand, volleys, and doubles play. There is a moderate level of physical activity. Please bring a tennis racket, tennis shoes, small towel, water and a hat. Class meets for 23 sessions by the CSUDH tennis courts that will remain available an additional two weeks on Tuesdays and Fridays for practice. (Note: OLLI members are required to sign a waiver at first class session.)

Instructor: Donald Means, OLLI Member
Donald's Vision: "We will be the fittest Seniors we know."

11 Tuesdays: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18, 25; December 2
9:30 - 11:30 am

11 Fridays: September 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5
9:30 – 11:30am

Practice only:
Tuesdays, December 9, 16 • 9:30 – 11:30am
Fridays, December 12, 19 • 9:30 – 11:30am
CSUDH Tennis Courts

Fee: $15
NLLL 355 Section 01, Course No. 43034

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Crocheting for Health

Let’s start a project for the Holidays! Crocheting is part of our healthy living series as it stimulates our brain and can promote mental health by reducing stress. Class times are scheduled to allow a solid beginning in the art and skill of crocheting as well as feedback on progress.

Facilitator: Eula Slater, OLLI Member and Registered Dietitian

8 Tuesdays: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21; November 4 and 18
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Extended Education Building EE-1205

Fee: $15
NLLL 355 Section 03, Course No. 43040

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Note: OLLI needs your registration--even for free events--for grant award reporting purposes!

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