Educational

Educational and Informational Programs

 
Medicare Fraud
Tuesday, September 24th             10:00am                               Free
Medicare fraud and abuse has been estimated to cost the Medicare program $60 billion or more every year. To try to combat some of this abuse, the Administration for Community Living (formerly U.S. Administration on Aging) is investing in the Senior Medicare Program to try to educate seniors about the hazards of Medicare fraud and abuse. Tom Gaumer with ProSeniors will discuss what Medicare recipients should know and will also bring lots of literature on how senior citizens can guard against and detect Medicare fraud and abuse. ProSeniors, is a non-profit organization in southwest Ohio that helps seniors for free throughout the state. Registration required.

History and Music of the 1950’s
Wednesday, September 25th                      10:00am
The early 1950’s marked the beginning of “Rock ‘n Roll” music.  Additionally, there were a lot of major historical events that took place during this decade.  This presentation includes a look at both these events and the music of early Rock ‘n Roll that took the country and the world by storm during the decade of the 50’s.  Registration required.
Instructor:  Dr. Joel S. Keller
Fees: 
Members                                     $10
Non-Member/Residents              $12
Non-Member/Non-Residents      $16

Bringing Universal Design Home
Wednesday, September 4th  1:00pm      Free
Or
Wednesday, October 9th    6:00pm          Free
Discover how to bring the seven principles of    Universal Design to your home. Universal design, also called barrier-free design, focuses on making the house safe and accessible for everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or stature. A representative from Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio will give clear examples on having a Universal Design Home. Registration is required.
 
Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation 
Friday, September 6th  10:30am               Free
Join the Ohio Insurance Department for a Medicare Check-Up Day.  Medicare’s annual open enrollment or "coordinated election" period is October 15th to December 7th.  This period allows people on Medicare to evaluate whether or not to enroll in a Part D Medicare prescription drug plan, determine if they have existing drug coverage, or if they have already enrolled in Part D, switch to another Part D or to a Medicare    Advantage plan for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2020.
 
OSHIIP will provide information on recent Medicare changes and give a review of the program. If you would like a comparison report on various Part D plans and other drug coverage in lieu of Part D coverage. Registration required

Near Death Experiences
Mondays, September 9th – October 14th 10:00-11:30am
Some people who died and then were revived claim to have visited heaven! People from vastly different cultures, geographies, and even religions report similar core experiences. Are these hallucinations of a brain in the last moments of life? What does science have to say about people’s EEG showing no brain activity yet they report word for word conversations their surgeons had over their ‘dead’ bodies? What are the spiritual implications of these many experiences? Six week session.
Instructor:  Ted Smith
Fees:                                                                 
Members                                            $40 
Non-Member/Residents              $45
Non-Member/Non-Residents   $55

Ohio Ombudsman Program
Thursday, September 26th          10:00am               Free
Ombudsmen are independent, impartial and provide a free service. They investigate complaints that haven't been solved by the organization complained against. Ombudsmen investigate   complaints when something has been handled badly or unfairly, making someone suffer as a result. Want to learn more about this program and how it can help you? Join Barb Prociak, Ombudsman Specialist for Long Term Care      Ombudsman as she explains the history, mission and services available through the long term care Ombudsman program. Registration required.
 
 RTA Update
Friday, October 4th         1:00pm                 Free
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides transportation services for           approximately 200,000 customers on a typical weekday, or about 50 million rides annually, through a variety of services. Join Erica from Cleveland’s RTA as she gives a detailed overview of all RTA programs and services available to you. She will also give updates on RTA; including
Paratransit Services. Come and learn how you can ride and ask questions about the Cleveland RTA.  Registration required.
 
Genesis And The Big Bang Reconciled
Monday, October 21st – November 25th            10:00-11:30am        
The events depicted in the first chapter of Genesis are quite similar to events described by the Big Bang Theory. The real question is was it six days or 13.7 billion years? This class will explore how the answer is actually “yes” to both perspectives. We will only use peer reviewed science taught in universities (Ted promises no complicated formulas on the chalk board!) and only conventional interpretations of the Genesis text.  Six week session.
Instructor:  Ted Smith
Fees:                                                              
Members                                            $40    
Non-Member/Residents              $45              
Non-Member/Non-Residents   $55
 
Medical Certification Waiver
Tuesday, October 22nd                 1:00pm                 Free      
Are you aware of the Medical Certification Waiver? Ray Foeller, Sr. Outreach & Education Specialist from the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel will be here to explain more about the program. The Medical Certification Waiver can be used to prevent an electric and/or natural gas disconnection up to three times during a 12-month period or to reconnect service if the   customer has been disconnected for no more than 21 days. In order for a customer to use the Medical Certification Waiver, they must have     service with a regulated electric and/or natural gas company. There are no income guidelines, so all residential customers of regulated electric and natural gas companies may utilize the waiver. Registration required.
 
Senior Center Technical Group
Wednesday, October 23rd          10:00am
The Senior Center Technical Group will continue their on-going presentations, focusing on areas of interest that have been requested. This presentation will be all about Google Chrome.  It’s currently the most popular internet browser and is very simple to use.  If you have ever considered it or are just curious, come and join us as we explore:
*Short history of Chrome.
*How to download and install it.
*How to get the most out of it.
*How to customize and make it your favorite browser.
Fees:
Member- $5
Non-Member Residents- $6
Non-Member/Non-Residents- $8
 
“History and Music of the 1960’s”
Thursday, October 24th                                                10:00am
The 1960’s were full of historical importance and great music.  Some of the topics covered in this presentation include the election and subsequent assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voter Rights Act of 1965, the build up to the Vietnam war, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, the “Summer of Love,” the hippy movement, the Woodstock and Altamont concerts, the British Invasion and other memorable events, trends and music. 
Fees: 
Members                                      $10
Non-Member/Residents                $12
Non-Member/Non-Residents        $16
 
Safe Driving For Mature Operators -AAA Driver Training
Monday & Wednesday, Oct. 28th & 30th   10:00am–12Noon & 1:00–3:00pm
Safe Driving for Mature Operators recognizes that there are different situations and circumstances that older drivers face.  It identifies these conditions and offers recommendations on how to deal with them. Through interactive classroom based instruction, this course will focus on areas covering Risk Management, Being Ready to Drive, Alcohol & Medications, Distractions, Drowsiness, Vehicle Technology, Managing Visibility & Space and Extending Your Safe Driving Career.  A variety of hands-on         activities are also part of this comprehensive program. 
This 8-hour course is approved by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for insurance discount under Ohio’s Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course for Drivers 60+.  In Ohio, each individual insurance company determines the amount of the discount that is good for a period of three years.
This is a 2 day class; 4 hours each day with a lunch break.
Ages: 60 & Over   
Instructor:  Lori Cook, Safety Advisor from AAA East Central
Fees: 
AAA Members                                  $18
Non-AAA  Members                       $25
 

Computer One-on-One Instruction 

Do you need help using your personal computer, laptop, iPad, smart phone, digital camera, or   other technical device?  We can help you get    oriented to new equipment or using a particular software package like Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. If so, contact the Senior Center to schedule a One-on-One. Come for an hour or for a longer period or arrange multiple sessions. Our instructors have a broad range of experience and can help you. We’ll discuss your needs on the phone before scheduling an appointment.
Fees for one hour session (minimum one hour)
Member - $5
Non-Member/Resident - $7
Non-Member/Non Resident - $11
 

The Computer Lab is Looking for Instructors

Like to help others? Have an inquisitive mind? Use electronic devices like a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a tablet, or a smartphone?    Consider joining the Computer Lab instructor team. They help members use their electronic   devices and software applications.  This is not a professional team.  It is Senior Center members that have acquired a level of skill on some of these devices and software and want to help other members use and enjoy theirs. Not sure you have the knowledge or skills to do this?   We will team you up with another instructor until you are   comfortable doing it alone. If you are interested in helping with this service, contact Kathy Sazima RN at 440-580-3277.