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Blood Pressure Screenings: Starting in January, the first Thursday of every month, a representative from University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center will provide monthly blood pressure screenings...

West Geauga Senior Center,

12650 West Geauga Plaza, Unit #4, Chester, 440-729-2782.

  • Blood Pressure Screenings: Starting in January, the first Thursday of every month, a representative from University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center will provide monthly blood pressure screenings.
  • Q & A with Chief Purchase: Jan. 17, 11 .m. Chesterland Police Department’s favorite chief is back to answer questions.
  • Geauga Parks: Jan. 18, 1 p.m. Geauga Park District will present Wildlife in Winter at the West Woods Nature Center. The park district’s programs are now branded as “ElderBerries: Seniors Ripe for Adventure.” Discover the high drama going out there in the woods, wetlands and fields during winter, a struggle for survival against weather, predators and starvation.

Gluten-Free Eating

Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn everything there is to know about gluten free living from Carol Siska, Bainbridge Heinen’s wellness consultant, at the Chagrin Falls Senior Center. She will share helpful hints, recipes and delicious food options plus answer questions and provide samples.

Enjoy a gluten-free lunch after the presentation. Register by Jan. 16 by calling the senior center at 440-247-8510.

Diabetes Self Management

A six-week self-management class that focuses on diabetes will be held Wednesdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive. During each two and one-hour class, seniors will get support, find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and sugar control, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to communicate with doctors and family about one’s health.

The class is free to all registered Geauga County seniors, but preregistration is required by calling the senior center at 440-247-2131. Lunch and transit are available.

Matter Of Balance

Hospice of the Western Reserve, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center and Geauga Department on Aging are offering Matter of Balance classes to Geauga seniors interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength and in preventing falls.

Classes will be held Mondays and Fridays, Feb. 2-26, at the Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive in Chardon. The four-week session meets twice a week from 12-2 p.m.

Seniors will learn to manage concerns about falls as well as set realistic goals for staying active, learn how to stay safe at home, complete exercises to increase strength and balance and learn how to identify and control the fear of falling.

To register, call 440-214-3180. Class is free for registered seniors. Space is limited.

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