CLASSES Great Decisions Series (Four weeks)
American Sign Language
Great Decisions is a national, civic-educational program that encourages participants to learn about U.S. foreign policy, global issues, and to discuss these viewpoints in a group setting. Don Peters will lead the series. Don, thru his extensive career, attended meetings at MIT’s Center for Energy Policy Research, Harvard University’s Russian Research Center, and was a member of the International Business Advisory Board for the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Class will focus on conversational American Sign Language, finger spelling, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Instruction will also be given on practice skills that students can do at home with use of a computer. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
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2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
2039 (Intermediate*) Tu 1/10-3/28 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Required 2012 (Beginners) Tu 2/7-3/28 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Required *Must have completed the beginners sign language class with Peggy Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Peggy Pope
Class Dates and Topics: Thursday, March 2 – The Future of Europe Thursday, March 9 – Trade and Politics Thursday, March 16 – Conflict in the South China Sea Thursday, March 23 – Saudi Arabia in Transition Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Don Peters
Learn to view falls as controllable; set goals for increasing activity; make changes to reduce fall risk at home; exercise to increase strength and balance. Must attend all classes. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. This is not an exercise class. DAY DATE
2045 F 1/13-3/10* 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Required *No class on 2/24 - Great Fair Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Doctoral students from health professions affiliated with Az Coalition for Fall Prevention and sponsored by the School of Health Management at A.T. Still University, Mesa, Az.
2019 W 1/25-2/22 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 2292 W 3/1-3/29 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 2293 W 4/5-5/3 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Art Room Instructor: Dick Borgstrom
Required Required Required
Your Brain is so much more than memory! In this program, learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language, attention, visuospatial, executive function, and, of course, memory. By starting with a discussion of the difference between ‘normal aging’ and something more serious and a self-assessment, the Brain Health class can act as your “personal trainer” by teaching you activities to aid in strengthening domains that you want to improve. Also reviewed are lifestyle factors related to brain health. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. COURSE
2073 Th 2/23 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 2230 Th 3/30 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 2242 Th 4/27 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Heather Mulder, Outreach Program Manager for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Required Required Required
Living Well with Hearing Loss (Includes Speech/Lip Reading)
This class is offered by ASU College of Health Solutions and is designed to help people overcome communication difficulties that have arisen as a result of hearing loss, and that may remain even after receiving hearing aids or a cochlear implant. The program is an interactive audiologic rehabilitation program which provides opportunities to learn solutions for maximizing your communication abilities, and tips for improving difficult listening situations that occur in everyday life. Topics include: Environmental management and assertiveness training, speechreading and auditory training, communication and coping strategies. Adults with any degree of hearing loss are encouraged to participate. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. COURSE
2243 W 3/15 - 4/5 9:30-11:30 a.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: ASU Audiology Department’s clinical faculty and doctoral students
To learn who qualifies for the program please call (480) 816-5226
January – April
Fountain Hills Community Services
Learn how to use the calligraphy pen and layout guidelines, as well as make basic strokes and patterns, and how to construct letters. Students will make greeting cards with art work, labels, name tags, and table name tent cards. Calligraphy can be enjoyed both by you and the reader. Students will need to purchase and bring their own pencil, ruler (a r olling ruler is ideal), and calligraphy pen set to class. Instructor recommendation is Sheaffer Calligraphy Mini kit (#SH/73403) available to purchase on Amazon or at art stores. Bring supplies to first class. Space is limited. Preregistration required. COURSE
A Matter of Balance