Community Health

Program Description

Directions to Building 3 – Lower Gym
Enter Building 3 at the entrance marked “3NW.” Take an immediate left down the stairs to the bottom floor. At the bottom floor, turn left and enter through the second set of doors on the right. The lower gym is located in the middle of the track (second door on the right, next to the Fitness Center).


Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training
Presenters: Bridgeway
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a youth is experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with youth ages 12-18. They will gain knowledge of the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse disorders, self-injury, disruptive disorders (including ADHD) and eating disorders. The class will include a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance.

Manual and lunch included.

1 Friday       Apr. 5      8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 11120      HSC – Rm. 205      Fee: FREE

1 Friday       June 28      8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 50253      HSC – Rm. 205      Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Meditation 101
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Scientists are studying it. Doctors are recommending it. Authors are writing about it. Millions of Americans are practicing it every day. In this course you will learn about the various kinds of meditation, the benefits of meditation, and the basic techniques and practice of meditation. Come learn how easy it actually is and discover new ways to manage thoughts, of perceiving people and experiencing the world!

4 Wednesdays      Apr. 17 – May 8        1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11124         Outreach – Rm. 204     Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Mindfulness Meditation
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

This course is a practical guide to developing the skill of mindfulness and applying it to every aspect of daily life. Practicing mindfulness over time reveals and develops the qualities of wisdom and compassion. The foundational technique for cultivating mindfulness is the practice of meditation. Each session you will learn how to become more mindful and practice various mindfulness meditations.

4 Wednesdays       Apr. 17 – May 8       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 11125         Outreach – Rm. 406     Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Cultural Competency 
Instructor: L. Garrison, M.S.

In order to provide the best quality care for the increasingly diverse U.S. population, cultural competency training is essential for the professionals who work to provide care for others. Learn about the cultural factors that influence people’s health beliefs and behaviors, gather resources that can be useful in addressing barriers such as language and communication, and increasing trust and patient empowerment. Improve your sensitivity, compassion, understanding and acceptance of patients with different values, beliefs and behaviors so that you can provide quality care that is unbiased and culturally aware.

1 Wednesday        May 22                       5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50254         Outreach – Rm. 406   Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Intro to Patient Advocacy
Instructor: L. Garrison, M.S
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This course provides an overview of the core skills employed in patient advocacy with an emphasis on access and application of information, critical thinking, problem solving and communication. Specific course topics include Introduction to Patient Advocacy, Patient Perspectives, Communication – Listening, Empathy, and Empowerment, Ethics and Professionalism, Creative Problem-solving and Collaboration.

1 Wednesday       June 19                    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50255      Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Generational Perspectives
Instructor: L. Garrison, M.S.

Increase the positive culture of your workplace by exploring the value of generational perspectives. At a time with up to five generations represented in the workplace, an opportunity exists to benefit from the views and values of the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Z. Expand your diversity training with this class focused specifically on increasing understanding through an appreciation of generational differences and similarities.

1 Wednesday             July 24                          5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50256            Outreach – Rm. 406        Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Eat Local, Eat Healthy – Sustainable Food for Healthy Communities
Instructor: D. Elliott, MLAS

Learn about the Eat Local, Eat Healthy challenge, an annual event taking place across the country that is intended to increase awareness and encourage exploration of the healthy local foods available in our communities. Not only a fun challenge to enjoy with family and friends, increasing your knowledge of the health benefits of local, sustainable food sources will benefit your professional efforts in health and wellness by providing you with additional resources that can be shared in your practice.

1 Thursday             Aug. 1                              5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 81022           Outreach – Rm. 406         Fee $29

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Until Help Arrives
Instructor: B. Smith, M. S. , Cert. AHA BLS
Instr., Cert. ARC BLS/First Aid Instr.

This course is designed to educate the public about the important role the public plays in providing potentially life-saving interventions prior to the arrival of emergency services. The overall goal of this course is to teach participants basic skills to keep people with life-threatening injuries alive until professional help arrives. Serious injuries require immediate action to stop someone from dying. While emergency medical responders are quick to arrive, any delay between injury and the initiation of care can result in death. Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide the first care. At the end of this course, participants will be able to communicate with 9-1-1 operators effectively, act to protect the injured from further harm, position the injured, stop life-threatening bleeding, and provide emotional support.

1 Monday             Aug. 5                        9:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 81023            Bldg. 3 – Rm. 205   Fee $25

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 3 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Family & Friends® CPR
Instructor: J. Grice, LPN, CPR Certified Instructor, CPI

Learn the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only™ CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Family & Friends CPR is for individuals (16 and over) who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

1 Thursday          June 27                        5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 50257           Bldg. 3 – Rm. 205     Fee $5


Ballroom Dancing – Latin Style
Instructor: G. Schlueter

For beginners and intermediate dancers!

Spice up your dancing with Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Samba. These Latin dances range from slow romantic moves to fast and fancy footwork. Learn the steps and the styling. Intermediate dancers will appreciate the chance to improve their Cuban motion. Instruction also includes lead/follow and music identification. Bring soft-soled shoes to preserve our floor. (Registration information is needed for both parties).

6 Tuesdays             Apr. 2 – May 7               7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11142           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym     Couple Fee: $52


Chair Yoga
Instructor: B. Maertens, RN, RYT, PT

*Don’t wait to register. This class fills quickly.

When you think of a yoga class, do you imagine flexible young people bent into all sorts of impossible shapes no human should be able to do? If so, then you’ll be surprised to learn of a yoga that can be practiced from the comfort of your own chair! Perfect for all levels and ages, chair yoga is a great way to relax from head to toe. Learn a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. Whether you are looking to try yoga for yourself or to learn some techniques that will benefit your patient care practice, this is the perfect class for you! Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Tuesdays        Apr. 9 – May 14         3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
CRN 11128      Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee: $39

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Yoga Stretch
Instructor: B. Maertens, RN, RYT, PT

Just starting out in yoga, recovering from an injury, or interested in using yoga to help with aches and pains? Our beginner Yoga Stretch class is for you. With an emphasis on floor postures to stretch and relax the body, this calming, stress-relieving yoga class will help you to stretch and strengthen gradually. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Please bring a yoga mat.

6 Wednesdays       Apr. 10 – May 15       3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
CRN 11130       Outreach – Rm. 406        Fee: $49


Cardio Kickboxing
Instructor: T. Gomez

Join us as we combine martial arts with cardio to help increase stamina, improve coordination, and burn calories. Jab, knee, and kick your way through this fun and easy to follow Train Dirty Fitness Cardio Kick class! This high energy workout will challenge every fitness level. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays        May 2 – June 6              7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 50262        Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym     Fee $39


Zumba
Instructor: L. Kirgan

Combine motivating music and high energy with unique moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. Zumba is fun, easy and can be done at your own level. The music will move from today’s songs to Latin and international. Routines will feature aerobic/fitness with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays       July 11 – Aug. 15           7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81026       Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym      Fee $39