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Get excited about dinner with these seven (or less) ingredients main dishes that you can have on the table in 30 minutes. In this hands-on culinary class, discover simple ways to incorporate more vegetables in your meals, while taking the challenge out of weeknight meal planning. Learn timesaving tips and prep methods. Nutritious, delicious and quick are what will be happening in your kitchen with Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Pear & Celery Salad and Roasted Broccoli Salad. All recipes will be prepared gluten and dairy-free as well as low-glycemic. Please contact the instructor with any additional food sensitivities.


Sunday, March 3, 2024, CUL 117
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it is time to talk. Our Dementia Conversations class is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer's and dementia. Some of the most difficult conversations to have are about: Going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care; deciding when it is necessary to stop driving; and making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person's wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered.


Saturday, April 20, 2024, HCC 0140
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, May 18, 2024, 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.


Saturday, June 1, 2024, 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.


Saturday, March 2, 2024, HCC 0230
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.


Thursday, May 9, 2024, CHLAB 301
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.


January 8, 2024 to March 13, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
January 9, 2024 to March 14, 2024, RDM1 108
April 2, 2024 to June 6, 2024, RDM1 108
April 2, 2024 to June 6, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
Buddha taught 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 compassionate nature. This class will explore the Buddhist point of view by exploring the principles and practices of the tradition that help us reawaken the original mind


January 25, 2024 to February 29, 2024, Natural Mind Dharma Center
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, March 20, 2024, PON 0206
Thursday, March 21, 2024, PON 0206
Saturday, March 23, 2024, PON 0206
Explore the special vibrancy and nutrition that culinary herbs add to our foods with Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter. Learn to appreciate the aroma and flavor of culinary herbs as we explore their historical uses and their science-based medicinal applications. Class includes hands-on cooking with fresh herbs and delicious recipes. On the menu: chicken sage and garlic sausage patties, rosemary farinata, and za'atar roasted cauliflower.


Sunday, April 28, 2024, 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 explore medicinal garden designs, propagation techniques, and herbs that thrive in this region. We will also talk about individual herbs and their uses. 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! Students are responsible for transportation to the field session.


June 12-15, 2024, BEC 0152
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America, and isn't slowing down. Energy Medicine, with roots in Eastern healing traditions, has intriguing and important perspectives to offer in terms of prevention and augmenting conventional treatment. From personal experience, Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, will compare/contrast the two viewpoints and share empowering energy medicine tips and techniques with students.


Saturday, May 11, 2024, CHLAB 207
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!


April 29, 2024 to May 22, 2024, CHLAB 301
Have you ever wondered how what you eat may influence your annual lab tests results? You are what you eat, as the saying goes. Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and examine common lab tests such as the complete metabolic panel, complete blood count, lipid panel, and key essential nutrients. We'll explore what these results mean to your health and discover how you can use your diet to create positive changes in your labs - and your health!


Thursday, May 23, 2024, 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.


January 23, 2024 to March 7, 2024, BEC 0151
April 9, 2024 to May 23, 2024, RDM1 108
April 9, 2024 to May 16, 2024, BEC 0151
April 11, 2024 to May 16, 2024, BEC 0151
One in three adults in the US has high blood pressure and only half have their blood pressure under control. If you're on of these people, there is good news. There are several factors within your control that influence blood pressure. In the class, taught by Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter, you'll learn which specific key nutrients to include in your diet, the importance of balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and which good fats to include in your diet to support healthy blood pressure.


Wednesday, March 6, 2024, CHLAB 207
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, March 16, 2024, 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, May 19, 2024, CUL 117
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.


April 16, 2024 to May 11, 2024, WUSHU
April 16, 2024 to May 14, 2024, 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.


April 17, 2024 to May 17, 2024, WUSHU
In his bestseller Breathe, James Nestor makes the case that modern humans have lost the ability to breathe properly. Healthy breathing is a science and art that promotes overall health, clear thinking, and the release of stress and anxiety. Learn the basics of healthy breathing as well as methods for achieving deeper relaxation. Find out how your ways of breathing affect your body and mind and how easy and life-enhancing it is to breathe better.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024, CHLAB 301
This is a series of classes on five nutrition and health topics, central to reaching a deeper level of health than your average "healthy eating". Learn the basics (and lots of tips!) for choosing and successfully taking quality supplements. Know the 3-4 essential supplements nearly every adult needs, and how to assess if you may need others to meet your health needs. Find out how you can protect your bone health, starting at any age, and slow or stop bone loss without medication. Discover how our national epidemic of chronic, hidden inflammation is deteriorating our digestion, arteries, joints, and so many other aspects of our health, and gather the knowledge to significantly turn this condition around. Finally, learn ways to boost your immunity for short-term needs like travel or recovering faster/better from infection or injury, as well as long-term needs like aging. Signup for all sessions in the series at a discounted rate, or take any of the single sessions.


January 23, 2024 to March 5, 2024, CHLAB 301
April 10, 2024 to June 5, 2024, CHLAB 301
As we age, our nutrient needs increase dramatically, even as our digestive, circulatory, and immune systems weaken. This can lead to health problems such as decreased stamina, joint discomfort, thinning skin and bones, shingles, and pneumonia. We'll learn the foods, dietary habits, and supplements that can help us stay healthier as we age.


Wednesday, April 24, 2024, CHLAB 301
Osteoporosis is more common in the elderly than ever, in part because we're living so much longer. But you can often stop and even partially reverse bone loss with the right foods and supplements. Discover how to strengthen your bones without medication. Find out how bone medications can weaken your bones even as they lead to better DEXA scan numbers! The World Health Organization and the National Osteoporosis Foundation no longer consider the DEXA scan a reliable indicator of bone fracture risk. We'll review the FRAX test, which is now considered the best test for fracture risk.


Wednesday, May 8, 2024, CHLAB 301
Developing osteoarthritis is common as we age. Most of us who are afflicted find over-the-counter and prescription meds that help and eventually figure out the motions and activities we need to limit to keep from having flares. Then we learn to accept that a certain amount of pain and joint deterioration is inevitable. But what if it isn't? Reducing joint pain and degeneration is brought about mostly by reducing inflammation, which is the biggest cause of ongoing deterioration in joints, whether in the spine or extremities. Chronic inflammation tears down our health and can cause irreversible damage to joints, heart, blood vessels, and brain. We'll take a closer look at key foods that create inflammation, the supplements that can reduce it, and the habits and home remedies such as icing and castor oil packs that can reduce or eliminate arthritis pain quickly and sometimes dramatically. You'll learn the causes, effects, and remedies of chronic inflammation that create the pain of osteoarthritis.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, CHLAB 301
Many Americans suffer from heartburn or other symptoms of GERD but never treat the cause. Both the underlying causes and the medications can lead to multiple long-term health problems, including breakdown of digestion and bone loss. Learn the foods, supplements and habits that can correct the condition and/or help reduce GERD symptoms.


Wednesday, June 5, 2024, CHLAB 301
Known as "the silent wonder," your immune system fights invaders all day long! Additionally, it removes toxins, speeds recovery from injury and surgery, and helps control damaging inflammation that causes joint pain and muscle stiffness. Immunity weakens with age, leaving you more susceptible to infections such as pneumonia, flu, and shingles, as well as fatigue and food intolerance's. Learn how to boost and maintain a stronger immune system, resulting in greater resilience in the face of infection, stress, or injury. This can also lead to better energy, sleep, and moods.


Tuesday, March 5, 2024, CHLAB 301
This four-part series will share mindful ways of being that can be easily integrated into our daily lives and have a positive impact on your well-being. Learn about the science of mindfulness and its effects on the mind, body, and spirit. Experience a variety of practices, including creative drawing and painting, mindful movement, and compassionate action. Sessions will include time for learning about the most recent research, engaging in mindful practices and activities, and sharing in conversation with others. The sessions will be engaging and interactive, with opportunities to extend learning beyond the class with a variety of resources. All are welcome, more diversity leads to greater learning and new perspectives.


May 2-23, 2024, HCC 0140
A whopping 90% of us don't consume enough vegetables each day. Veggies help with weight loss, blood sugar regulation, skin, hair, and nail health and are cancer-protective. Swap the bagel for one of these veggie-filled breakfasts and get a head start on getting the recommended servings of vegetables each day. On the menu: Cauliflower Bake, Sausage Egg Cups (meatless option available), and Sweet Potato Hash. Please contact the instructor with any additional food sensitivities.


Sunday, March 17, 2024, CUL 117