For Better Health: Newtown Continuing Education Slates Health, Safety Classes
Want to relax while building strength and balance with Tai Chi, learn life-saving first aid techniques, or get some information on Medicare or Medicaid?
Newtown Continuing Education has limited openings available for anyone interested in the following health-related classes and activities:
Adult Child CPR/AED — A one-class course on Tuesday, October 15, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, $89. Want to learn what to do during emergencies? Do you know that you have the power to save someone’s life in cardiac, breathing, and medical situations? Positively Shocking LLC can teach the skills and provide a two-year American Red Cross certification in CPR in an easy and fun environment. The course is designed so that lay persons will react with confidence in an emergency situation. In addition to the one-night CPR/AED class, students can also register for a one-night First Aid Class
First Aid — A one-class course on Thursday, October 17, 6 pm to 9 pm, $89. Want to learn what to do during emergencies? Do you know that you have the power to save someone’s life in medical situations? Positively Shocking LLC can teach the skills and provide you with a two-year American Red Cross certification in first aid in an easy and fun environment. This course is designed so that lay persons will react with confidence in an emergency situation.
Wellness Sampler — A five-class course on Thursdays starting October 17, 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm, $129. Relax, let go, and have fun sampling an assortment of wellness activities, including breathing, stretching, meditation, yoga, Tai Chi Easy, qi gong, martial arts, reiki, reflexology, Chakradance, and more.
Tai Chi Easy Five Form Series — A five-class course on Thursdays starting October 17, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, $99. Look and feel like a tai chi expert. Master five forms combining breath with meditative gentle movement. Tai chi practice is great for improving balance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and sleep quality. Research has proven tai chi practice to help relieve pain, heal disease, reduce stress, and support PTSD and drug and alcohol recovery.
Medicare VS Medicaid, What, When, Where, And How, Selection and Enrollment — A one-class course on Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $29. For those who feel overwhelmed by the Medicare insurance hype and jargon, this course will help students understand their current and future benefits and whether they will need Medicaid down the road. This class is designed for people approaching age 65 or family members who have questions and concerns related to medical, dental, vision, silver sneakers, and long-term care insurance. It will put into perspective the television and media advertising, home mailers, etc. that talk about Medicare Part A, B, D & D, supplements, Medigap, and advantage plans. This class will provide answers, estimates, and direction along with samples and examples.
Tai Chi Easy — The Ten Phases Of Cultivating And Mastering Qi — A four-class course on Thursdays, starting November 21, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, $79. Qi stands for the energy in everything. Learn the ancient secrets of qi cultivation accessible to all. Explore and experience personal power to discover, gather, circulate, purify, direct, conserve, store, transform, dissolve, and transmit qi — mastering a tai chi continuous movement routine encompassing all the phases.
Live Long And Prosper, Age Well And Thrive — A one-class course on Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $29. Our worlds have become complex, intricate jumbles of happenings — all competing for time in our daily schedules. With smart phones, tablets, on-the-go families and an aging family population, the concept of just-in-time decision-making is becoming the new norm. Prioritizing time to “age well” with physical exercise, arts and crafts, hobbies, and brain fitness or mental enrichment are essential and can even be fun. Stimulate the mind and body and get the endorphins flowing. The class will discuss real life tools and techniques to help attendees formulate their own unique approach to living longer and aging well, having fun, and possibly even prospering in new endeavors and careers.
For information and registration, contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787, 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, or visit newtowncontinuinged.org.