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NEWBURG ROAD LOUISVILLE 40205-1803

JULY 11-AUGUST 10
 

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S.P.A.M.S.

ST.PAUL ADULT MINISTRY FOR SENIORS

2000 DOUGLAS BLVD. LOUISVILLE 40205

LEVEL 2  BEGINS  SEPTEMBER  5th           10:00 AM
PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING HOW TO AGE®

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LEARNING HOW TO AGE®   Introductory level
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FOR PARTICIPANTS 65 YEARS OR OVER

FOR PROFESSIONALS 

  • This is a participatory workshop

  • Learning this program alongside participants encourages complete understanding of the exercises and their advantages for seniors

  • Anyone working directly with this cohort will benefit

  • Journal, learning philosophy, assessment toolkit and certificate of completion is provided

  • 15 KBSW CEU's

  • Cost $100

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There are seven dimensions of wellness, however only the physical dimension has been targeted--until now.
This program addresses mental flexibility, physical perception and kinesthetic awareness, strengthening all dimensions of wellness and improving the quality of life for participants and facilitators alike.

  • For independent living in a house or a community

  • A Doctors okay is recommended

  • There is no cost for this participatory, 5 week class.

  • A Journal is provided

SEPTEMBER 12- OCTOBER 12  

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 2:30-3:30 PM

THE THRIVE CENTER  204 E MARKET ST.  LOUISVILLE 40202

CONTACT Angie@learntoage.org to register or for more information

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What I Learned in Wellness Class

If you are retired, don't just be sedentary.

Join our Wellness class! We're both serious and merry.

 

One of the brain-training games that I love

is the creative process of doing improv.

 

I find other things to like as I Learn to Age,

such as blocking, or finding your place on a stage.

 

Once I focused on others who needed my help.

Now I must focus on helping myself.

 

It's nice when a friend helps me bear some burden, 

but nicer if I can keep someone else from hurtin'.

We've learned it's important to be aware

of where are your feet and where is your chair.

 

We remember better by writing things out,

and can ask for instructions if ever in doubt.

 

 

Where are you on the stage in this diagram?

When you breathe are you using your diaphragm?

 

Journaling helps us with self-reflection.

It's key to preparing us to take action.

 

You get out of this class just what you put in,

but for those who want to learn, it is a win-win.

 

Learning is a process, not a one-time product.

It's best to prepare; you won't always have good luck.

 

There's more power in your brain than you have yet tapped.

You can learn to be aware and, when needed, adapt.

 

Do learn to practice awareness (kinesthetic).

That will help to keep you copacetic.

 

How can a person be mentally flexible?

The skills must be practiced, but are quite accessible.

 

Is mental flexibility only some people's gift?

No! Your course or focus, you (as needed) can shift.

On the avenue to Wellness, do not be in doubt!

Angie, our instructor, has it all figured out.

Adopt these best practices to become more alive.

Stick to what's important, and you'll positively thrive.

Consider the benefits of the forward gaze:

good posture, perspective, and self-confident grace.

 

Focus on your goal and what you need to do.

"Keep the ball in play," be steady as you go.

 

If you want to practice coordination flow,

follow the instructions and watch the video.

 

You can do this exercise mentally, 

but moving your arms builds muscle memory.

 

Try to prevent accidents due to loss of balance.

Keep aware, hold rail or chair, to meet this challenge.

 

You can help teach Wellness, can mentor and observe,

if you've paid attention and have a bit of nerve.

 

Honor your past--your experience is valuable.

Open to your present--of learning, you're still capable.

 

Welcome your future--make strides toward your goal.

"Sound mind in sound body" is good for the soul.

 

As with all things else, we advance by stages,

recording our progress on the Journal pages.

 

This class, as you know, is participatory.

Join us and be part of our unfolding story!

 

Carl Helmich -- May 17, 2023

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