Better Brown Baggers
1st and 3rd Wednesdays | 12-1:15 PM |Combination of in-person (distanced) and Zoom
This group is for graduates of the Weighty Matters group! Members meet, over a healthy lunch, for continuing support towards living their healthy, happy lifestyles.
Chronic Pain Support Group – Revamped for 2021!
1st Monday, monthly | 7-8:30 PM |via Zoom | Save My Seat
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
Leave feeling less isolated and more connected with others who understand what it is like to have an "invisible illness" that others do not understand. Offered with the support & resources of the American Chronic Pain Association.
Note: We will not meet in September 2021.
Diabetes Education Class -Blended in-Person Format
2nd Wednesdays | 7-8:30 PM | via Zoom and/or Blended | Save My Seat
Meet our two new facilitators for 2021: Julie Shapero, RD LD LDE MEd and Paula Bergen RN BSN CDCES
Julie and Paula come to us from the Northern Kentucky Health Department after a long tenure and rich history of leading their Diabetes Education Classes. Anyone who participated in that group knows how invaluable their grocery store tours were for making healthy, diabetes-friendly food choices at the store.
Julie and Paula bring a wealth of ideas, support, and encouragement for anyone trying to manage diabetes. Join us!
Blended Format: In light of COVID-19, we can accommodate 5 people inside with the facilitators. If there are more than 5, we have tablets you can borrow and participate via Zoom from our grounds or inside your car. Please email Diane Kinsella  to let her know you would like to attend in person.
Diabetes Support Group – Via Zoom
3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3 PM | via Blended Format [in person & Zoom] | Save My Seat
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.
Blended Format: In light of COVID-19, we can accommodate 5 people inside with the facilitators. If there are more than 5, we have tablets you can borrow and participate via Zoom from our grounds or inside your car. Email Diane Kinsella  if you would like to attend in person!
Living Courageously with My Body Image
Coming Fall 2021| 8 weeks | $30 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 2021, during the Open Enrollment Season
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! Led by Anita Berry, Your Medicare Plan Coach. Questions? Email:
Steady U (A Matter of Balance): Preventing Falls…One Step at a Time
We hope to offer this in 2021
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!
Weighty Matters: Learning to Live a Healthy, Happy Life - Via Zoom
Thurs., April 1 | 1-3 PM | 6 weeks | Limited to 12 | $50 | Save My Seat
You, too, can transform your life the way that Margie [hard "g"] did - and she will be your guide for this six-week journey into the next phase of your life!
Margie 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.
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.