Classes on aging set at hospital
Sonoma Valley Hospital's rehab therapies are offering a series of free classes for the active aging and their families during the coming weeks.
The classes include:
• "Health Breathing and Exercise," set for Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m. in the hospital's café. Attendees will learn breathing techniques to help maintain an active lifestyle. The class is taught by Kathy Cole, respiratory therapist; and Maureen McGrane, RN.
• "Senior Strengthening," to take place Thursday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. in the café. Students will learn how to maintain muscular strength, flexibility, endurance and balance for functional mobility from Physical Therapist Julius Rivera and Catherine Castle, PTA.
• "Aging Parents, Understanding Their Changing World" occurs on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in the café. Children with aging parents can learn how to help aging parents navigate their changing perceptual world with Elise Alexander-Stone, a speech pathologist.
• "Better Balance - Prevent a Fall" is set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in the café. Attendees will learn how to promote continuing health through balance work with Physical Therapist Marek Gryzboski.
• "Home Safety - Helpful Hints to Avoid Injuries at Home" will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. in the hospital's café. Occupational Therapist Julie Souza will teach particpants how to prevent injuries at home.
• "Nutrition for Seniors" is set for Thursday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. in the café. Registered Dietician Nancy Angel will discuss the specific dietary concerns of the elderly.
The hospital is located at 347 Andrieux St. For more details, visit www.svh.com or call 935-5000.