Seniority Focus Classes and Special Events

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Focus On ... The Spine!

Reservations for ALL “Focus On” classes listed below must be made by calling 513 569 6400 or by registering online at TriHealthSeniorsHealth.com under Focus Classes.

 

1. Good vs. Bad Exercises to Protect Your Back

Back pain results when the spine is stressed by injury, disease,wear and tear, or poor body mechanics. Acute low back pain is abrupt, intense pain that subsides after a period of days or weeks. It typically resolves with rest, physical therapy, and other self-care measures. Learn good and bad exercises for the mature spine to prevent or ease pain. Come dressed to try a few!

  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Wednesday, September 19
  • 10–11 a.m.
  • Twin Lakes, Davies Community Center
  • Thursday, October 4
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Register for Exercises to Protect Your Back

2. Do I Have to Have Surgery?

Maybe not! Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the bony canals through which the nerves and spinal cord pass. Arthritis can cause the facet joints and ligaments to enlarge and thicken restricting the space for the nerves. The pinched nerves become inflamed and can cause pain, cramping, or weakness in your legs or arms. This talk will explore how diagnosis happens and non-invasive treatment options.

  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Wednesday, October 10
  • 1 - 2 p.m. (Please note time change)
  • Twin Lakes, Davies Community Center
  • Friday, October 12
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Register for Do I Have to Have Surgery?

3. Minimally Invasive & Complex Spine Surgery

As you age, the spine begins to show signs of wear and tear as the discs dry out and shrink. These age-related changes can lead to arthritis, disc herniation, or stenosis. Adult scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and kyphosis (“humpback”) can also be caused by age-related wear and tear or complications from past surgeries. Moderate deformity occurs when the facet joints and discs deteriorate over time and are no longer able to support the spine’s normal posture. Learn about the surgical treatments available for these problems.

  • Twin Lakes, Davies Community Center
  • Thursday, October 18
  • 10–11 a.m.
  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Tuesday, October 23
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Register for Minimally Invasive & Complex Spine Surgery

4. Pain Relief by Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation delivers low voltage current to block the feeling of pain. A small device implanted in the body transmits an electrical current to the spinal cord. It helps patients with chronic pain better manage symptoms and potentially decrease use of pain medications.

  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Tuesday, November 13
  • 10–11 a.m.
  • Twin Lakes, Davies Community Center
  • Thursday, November 15
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Register for Pain Relief by Spinal Cord Stimulation

5. Muscle and Bone! Lunch and Learn

Strong bones, flexible muscles, good cartilage—All important to a pain free spine. How much protein do you need for building muscle? Are there foods that help with pain? We know inflammation is a big part of pain, anywhere in the body. Come hear our wonderful dietician tell us what foods will hurt and what will help!

  • Twin Lakes, Davies Community Center
  • Tuesday, December 4
  • 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Thursday, November 15
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $15 or FREE for Pathway to Wellness participants who have attended 3 of the first 4 Focus On: The Spine classes.

Register for Muscle and Bone! Lunch and Learn

Car Fit

Have you ever wondered if your car mirrors are giving you the best view of other traffic? Are you sitting a safe distance behind the wheel? This 20-minute “drive through” check-up looks at how well your vehicle fits you from seatbelt to mirrors. Appointments are scheduled every 10 minutes. Reservations are required to participate in Car Fit.

  • Delhi Township Fire Station #33
  • Friday, October 5
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • The Lodge Retirement Community
  • Friday, October 12
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • RSVP: 513 865 2358
  • Cost: (Made possible by a Bethesda Foundation community grant.)

Think First for Seniors

This program is designed to help individuals recognize hazards in their home & community that can contribute to falls. During this presentation our TriHealth Think First Trauma Prevention Team will discuss various fall prevention topics; from home safety, safety in the community, talking with your physician, nutrition, the importance of exercise, vision and monitoring medications. How to get up from a fall and other concerns about falling are key topics covered in this class.

  • Sharonville Fire Station #86
  • Friday, November 16
  • 9 - 11 a.m.
  • RSVP: 513 865 5005
  • Cost: (In partnership with Think First and a Bethesda Foundation community grant.)

Register for Think First for Seniors

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