Communication is more than just talking and listening; it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.

Saturday, June 10, 2023, HCC 0140
If you or someone you know is facing Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or another chronic illness, it's never too early to put financial plans in place. Join us for Managing Money: A Caregiver's Guide to Finances. This free Alzheimer's Association education program will feature tips for managing someone else's finances, how to prepare for future care costs, and the benefits of early planning.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, HCC 0140
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings, as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, HCC 0140
Alzheimer's affects people in varying ways and ripples out to affect the lives of those who interact with them. Understanding what is happening to a person with Alzheimer's is key to interacting effectively and providing quality care. This class includes information from expert professionals in the field and first-hand accounts from people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023, HCC 0140
Autoimmune conditions affect 1 in 5 of Americans and there are more than 100 confirmed autoimmune conditions. This class offers those with autoimmune diseases a chance to heal and thrive again. In this class, led by AIP Certified Coach and Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter, you'll discover how to use your diet to heal your body in addition to optimizing sleep, reducing stress and incorporating appropriate exercise for optimal wellness.

July 9-16, 2023, CUL 117
High blood sugar affects an estimated 35% of Americans and is on the rise. This class offers those with prediabetes a chance to balance blood sugar levels through diet and lifestyle adjustments - and prevent their condition from becoming diabetes. In this class, led by Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter, you'll discover which foods increase blood sugar levels and which ones are more stabilizing. You'll learn how to pair foods to optimize how your body handles glucose and insulin, and you'll understand how to make smart food choices while still enjoying dining out.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023, BEC 0152
The AHA's BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. The HeartCode BLS Provider provides the same education and certification as the standard BLS with a convenient online portion that can be done at home followed by an in-person 2.5-hour skills session. See Additional Course Information for details on the in-person skills session guidelines.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023, PON 0206
Friday, June 30, 2023, PON 0206
Saturday, July 1, 2023, PON 0206
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls.

April 4, 2023 to June 8, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
July 11, 2023 to August 24, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance course for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.

April 4, 2023 to June 8, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
July 11, 2023 to August 24, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.

October 12, 2023 to November 16, 2023, Natural Mind Dharma Center
Are you missing enthusiasm and zest for life? Do you find yourself depleted of energy and lacking in confidence to effectively get your point across and your needs met? In this interactive, movement-based course, join personal empowerment coach Andrea Newcomb and learn specific techniques to improve your vitality and energy levels. Somatic-based practices will increase your mind-body connection, helping you identify and address problems in your body and your life. All practices are easy to follow, simple to learn, and will come with worksheets to help you integrate the skills into your daily routines.

August 8-15, 2023, BEC 0151
What is energy medicine? In this class, you will learn about the history and science of energy medicine, the components of the human energy field, and how we can affect the human energy field for healing. You will also learn easy hands-on techniques for self-care that can help decrease stress and increase energy, vitality, mental clarity, and focus. Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Dr. Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine.

Saturday, November 4, 2023, CHLAB 207
Holidays are a time of gatherings and sharing good food. In this class, you'll gain confidence in baking gluten and dairy-free treats that will have everyone at your gatherings asking for seconds! Using a variety of gluten-free flours and baking techniques, students will gain hands-on experience in baking flaxseed bread, jam-filled walnut scones, and pumpkin biscotti.

Saturday, November 4, 2023, CUL 117
Are you interested in starting a medicinal herb garden or adding herbs to your current garden? This is the class for you! Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs thrive here. This class will include a field trip to see the plants up close and explore their growing requirements. Join us and learn all about how you can grow your own medicinal herbs at home!

June 7-10, 2023, BEC 0152
Have you been curious about using medicinal herbs but didn't know where to start. This class is designed to provide an overview of some simple herbal remedies to address your and your family's minor illnesses. During the class, we will cover which herbs to use and demonstrate medicine making techniques for getting the most out of your medicine. Join American Herbal Guild herbalist Holly Hutton to have some fun with herbs!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023, BEC 0152
Research indicates there is a direct link between our digestion and overall health. Join registered clinical herbalist Holly Hutton to learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world for attaining and maintaining digestive health. This class will explore current research and present a wide array of strategies that you can use to develop an individualized plan to benefit your health every day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2023, BEC 0152
Horses are unique in their ability to teach us about our body language, living in the moment, dealing effectively with stress and vulnerability, and being in relationship with the people around us. Come explore with the horses and see what you can learn about yourself at Bend HorseTalk in beautiful Sisters, Oregon! No riding involved and no experience with horses required.

Saturday, July 8, 2023, HORSETALK
The common perception is that comedy improvisation is just "making things up." The reality is that improvisation has formal rules and structure that guide players forward to success. Join Renny Temple, master improviser and actor/director, in this interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage, and for life. Come play, and enjoy a lot of laughs along the way!

July 3-26, 2023, BEC 0152
September 11, 2023 to October 4, 2023, CHLAB 301
Restorative yoga is a powerful sequence of supported therapeutic postures to turn on the body's natural healing capacity. This is an experience of holding shapes while being supported with bolsters, blankets and sandbags to add traction, grounding and increased range of motion. Props support the body to open and lengthen gradually.

May 11, 2023 to June 15, 2023, RDM1 108
July 13, 2023 to August 17, 2023, RDM1 108
August 7-28, 2023, BEC 0151
With the barrage of thoughts, tasks, and emotional turmoil many of us experience, living in our bodies with sensory awareness and present moment observation has become difficult. Because horses live moment to moment, always keenly in awareness, they are excellent practice partners for us. Come explore with the horses and see what you can learn about yourself at Bend HorseTalk in beautiful Sisters, Oregon! No riding involved and no prior experience with horses required.

Saturday, September 30, 2023, HORSETALK
Did you know that just 15 minutes of meditation daily is like getting an extra hour of sleep? Join Angelica Rose, a certified hypnotist, and meditation teacher with over 30 years of experience. Learn tools to quiet your thoughts, calm your emotions, and breathe properly. In just minutes per day, you can experience deeper relaxation throughout your day!

August 2-23, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
September 6-27, 2023, CHLAB 301
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can learn and use! In this class, learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Students will receive a beautiful Reiki Level 1 manual and a personalized Reiki First Degree Certificate of Completion. This class qualifies for 5 Continuing Education hands-on contact hours for Oregon LMTs.

Saturday, June 10, 2023, In Balance Bodywork
Saturday, September 23, 2023, In Balance Bodywork
Bring a world of flavors to your dinner table with these gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces that draw from various ethnic traditions. Gain mastery of the following sauces: Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions.

Sunday, November 5, 2023, CUL 117
Join functional fitness specialist Shondra Zimmermann for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility.

April 4, 2023 to June 8, 2023, BEC 0151
April 4, 2023 to June 8, 2023, BEC 0151
July 11, 2023 to August 24, 2023, BEC 0151
International Tai Chi Champion Master JianFeng Chen will help you start your journey of internal energy movement with the 8 and 24 Yang styles using humor, Eastern philosophy and practical application. The benefits of Tai Chi include increased flexibility, balance and strength.

October 3-31, 2023, WUSHU
October 3-31, 2023, WUSHU
This course is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi course or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle and simple movements help facilitate healing and improve range of motion, flexibility and balance.

October 4, 2023 to November 3, 2023, WUSHU