Physical Well-Being

Chronic Pain Support Group – Via Zoom

1st Monday, monthly | 7-8:30 PM | Please register here for the Zoom credentials.  

Join this self-help and peer support for people with chronic pain. Topics we will cover:

  • Learning to deal with pain in positive ways
  • Regaining a sense of personal control
  • Improving function and enhancing your quality of life

Offered with the support & resources of the American Chronic Pain Association.

Note: We will not meet in September 2020.

Diabetes Education Class – On Hold due to COVID-19

4th Thursday of the month | 7-8:30 PM | No pre-registration required. 

Our Certified Diabetic Educator for this group is Jan Hunter, RN, BSN, CDE

Research shows that managing blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure and cholesterol protects the health of a person with diabetes. Learning about diabetes, making good choices and working closely with health care professionals, helps to prevent or delay complications from diabetes.

Join us for this new program of diabetes education - and start a journey to living well with diabetes. 

Diabetes Support Group – Via Zoom

3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3 PM. Please click here to register and get the Zoom link. 

Managing diabetes requires knowledge, patience, and strength. While it isn’t easy, having a network of support with an influx of new information can be helpful. Learn from health care professionals on-site who will share information regarding the latest tips and developments as they pertain to the management of diabetes. This group is focused on your primary concerns, so feel free to drop in at any time to ask questions or share your insight. Led by Registered Dietitian Jan Wagner, who also brings her athletic training background to the discussion.

Living Courageously with My Body Image

Coming Fall 2020 | 8 weeks | $25 for workbook 

The Daring Way™ offers you a pathway into a wholehearted life of greater joy, courage, gratitude, and authenticity.  This experience will help you quiet your inner critic, embrace your imperfections, and own your birthright of worthiness.  You will learn how to gather the courage to live bravely, show compassion towards self and others, and cultivate meaningful connections.  If you desire more of these things, then this experience is for you!  This group is based on the research of Brené Brown. Pre-registration required. 

Medicare Made Clear: Benefits, Costs, and Important Dates

Coming in Fall 2020

Perhaps you’re just starting to navigate the Medicare system – either for yourself or for a loved one – or maybe you’re interested in making changes during the Open Enrollment Period. If so, this session will provide you with the information you need to move forward. Come prepared with questions!

Steady U (A Matter of Balance): Preventing Falls…One Step at a Time

We hope to offer this in Fall 2020 | 1:30 - 3:30 PM | 8 weeks | Limited to 12 

Did you know falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and death among Ohioans aged 65 and older? Or that falls are NOT a normal part of aging? Most falls CAN be prevented! Join us for this workshop, presented in partnership with the Council on Aging. Learn to view falls and the fear of falling as controllable issues by setting realistic goals for increasing activity and changing your environment to reduce fall risk factors. This program is for you if the following applies: you do not do things you used to enjoy because you fear falling, you want to improve your flexibility, balance, and strength, you have fallen in the past, or you are concerned about falls. Dress comfortably for roughly 25 minutes of sitting/standing exercises that go along with this great educational program led by people just like you!

Transforming Me: How I learned to live healthy and happy after six decades of extreme weight - Via Zoom

Coming Fall 2020 | 7-8 PM | Single Session 

Margie (hard "g") Namie held a demanding career as a nurse executive overseeing clinical quality for Mercy Health. She was also obese her entire life, either losing large amounts of weight or regaining it all back again. Her weight had caused chronic health issues: high blood pressure, arthritis leading to nine knee surgeries, gastric reflux, and swollen ankles.

In 2016, she started a path towards healthy living after her retirement. Over two years she gradually lost over half her weight and learned to exercise, something she swore she would never do. Margie will recount her story and the things she learned along the way that have allowed her to fully embrace her transformed life.

This talk is a preview of an eight-week course, Weighty Matters, Margie will lead starting January 23rd.

Weighty Matters: Learning to Live a Healthy, Happy Life - Via Zoom

Tues., Aug. 4 | 7-9 PM | 6 weeks | Limited to 12 | $50 | Save My Seat

Building off of Margie Namie's "Transforming Me" talk last week, this highly interactive group will take a deeper dive into what it means to live a happy, healthy life. Each week you will learn a little more of Margie's process she went through, take away practical tools for things like managing pain and limiting negative beliefs, with some fieldwork to move what you're learning from your head to your heart, and seriously start your own journey toward living a happy, healthy life.