• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-18-2021 to 02-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:30 PM → 02:00 PM
    Instructor: Bryn Smith
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Food impacts our health from birth until death. It can improve quality of life at any age. Examine how food impacts key aspects of aging, including bone health, cognitive health, cancer, and overall longevity. Bryn Smith, RD, reviews what key micro and macro nutrients and foods impact each of these areas and shares small changes you can make to... read more
    Food impacts our health from birth until death. It can improve quality of life at any age. Examine how food impacts key aspects of aging, including bone health, cognitive health, cancer, and overall longevity. Bryn Smith, RD, reviews what key micro and macro nutrients and foods impact each of these areas and shares small changes you can make to safeguard your aging. Bryn Smith is a registered dietitian at Dietitians ABQ and received her degree from UNM. She has a background in corporate wellness and nutrition and lectures at Sandia National Laboratories, UNM, and in the larger Albuquerque community. As a dietitian, Smith believes in the power of food to nourish the mind and the body. She works to improve people's relationship with their food to help them obtain recognizable health benefits.
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    Sessions: 9
    Class Date(s): 02-18-2021 to 04-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 12:00 AM
    Instructor: La Vere Emms
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Does a fear of falling prevent you from doing the activities that you love? If so, you are not alone. This nine-week, evidence-based program utilizes lively group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos, and 25 minutes per session (in classes #4 through 9) of gentle physical activity to help you manage concerns about falls, change your environment to... read more
    Does a fear of falling prevent you from doing the activities that you love? If so, you are not alone. This nine-week, evidence-based program utilizes lively group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos, and 25 minutes per session (in classes #4 through 9) of gentle physical activity to help you manage concerns about falls, change your environment to reduce risk of falls, and increase your activity, all with the support of your peers. Limited enrollment.

    This class is offered at no cost with support from a Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-22-2021 to 03-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Peter Pribis
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom

    Diabetes can rightly be called the new plague of the 21st century. Approximately 1.4 million people develop diabetes in the US every year, with the most dramatic increase in cases of type 2 diabetes -- also known as diabetes mellitus or adult diabetes. While type 2 diabetes has become a major public health concern, our presenter details straightforward... read more
    Diabetes can rightly be called the new plague of the 21st century. Approximately 1.4 million people develop diabetes in the US every year, with the most dramatic increase in cases of type 2 diabetes -- also known as diabetes mellitus or adult diabetes. While type 2 diabetes has become a major public health concern, our presenter details straightforward lifestyle changes you can make to prevent or even reverse it. 

    Peter Pribis, MD, DrPH, is an associate professor of nutrition and dietetics in the Department of Individual, Family, & Community Education at UNM. He is also a registered dietician, and has authored many articles and peer-reviewed articles for publication, in addition to a book chapter and cookbooks. He is an enthusiastic advocate of the benefits of healthy nutrition and promoter of evidence-based lifestyle medicine.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-07-2021 to 04-07-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Brookes McIntyre
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom

    Back by popular demand! Learn how to preserve and build bone density. Understand what triggers bone growth, why certain activities are effective in maintaining bone health, and how muscle strength factors into the prevention of falls. We will practice easy activities you can do at home to improve bone health, posture, and balance. Wear comfortable clothing... read more
    Back by popular demand! Learn how to preserve and build bone density. Understand what triggers bone growth, why certain activities are effective in maintaining bone health, and how muscle strength factors into the prevention of falls. We will practice easy activities you can do at home to improve bone health, posture, and balance. Wear comfortable clothing and, if at home, have a sturdy, wheelless chair to sit in.

    Brookes McIntyre is a certified speaker on bone health and osteoporosis for American Bone Health, a national nonprofit organization that provides information, resources, and tools to help you understand and achieve bone health and prevent bone disease. She also serves as is a member of the New Mexico Adult Falls Coalition and the CNM Exercise Science and Wellness advisory committee.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-08-2021 to 04-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Neal Shadoff
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom

    Coronary artery disease is the number one cause of death in the United States for both women and men. The internet is full of sometimes misleading information regarding the causes, types, prevention, and treatments. Our presenter dispels the myths, defines the terms in understandable language, and outlines the medically accepted prevention and therapeutic... read more
    Coronary artery disease is the number one cause of death in the United States for both women and men. The internet is full of sometimes misleading information regarding the causes, types, prevention, and treatments. Our presenter dispels the myths, defines the terms in understandable language, and outlines the medically accepted prevention and therapeutic treatment strategies available in 2021. At the conclusion, you will have the facts and be able to better communicate with your own physician.

    Neal Shadoff, MD, is a retired Duke-trained cardiologist with 38 years of practice experience. He has collaborated on more than 50 medical research trials and has published articles in medical journals and textbooks. The guiding principle of his career was that the secret to best taking care of patients is caring about the individual patient.
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    Sessions: 16
    Class Date(s): 01-25-2021 to 03-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday & Wednesday
    Time: 09:00 AM → 10:00 AM
    Instructor: Ilene Dunn
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom.  Would you like to improve your balance and posture? Try Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. Learn and practice eight balance-challenging forms adapted from Yang style tai chi that we perform in a slow, flowing manner, coordinated with natural breathing. Improve your coordination, body awareness, lower... read more
    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom. 

    Would you like to improve your balance and posture? Try Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. Learn and practice eight balance-challenging forms adapted from Yang style tai chi that we perform in a slow, flowing manner, coordinated with natural breathing. Improve your coordination, body awareness, lower body strength, and range of motion in this evidence-based program. No class Feb. 15. Limited enrollment. 

    Ilene Dunn is a certified personal trainer, specializing in senior fitness and the maintenance of strength, balance, and an active lifestyle. She holds certifications as a yoga instructor at 500 hours, Athletics and Fitness Association of America personal trainer, and A Matter of Balance master trainer. In addition, she is certified in Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Heart Conditions; she is also a trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.
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    Sessions: 16
    Class Date(s): 01-26-2021 to 03-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday & Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Ilene Dunn
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom. Are you interested in improving your balance and/or reducing joint pain through gentle movement? Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and the National Council on Aging, this evidence-based class has been shown to ease joint pain and improve balance. The class was developed by Dr. Paul Lam and is based on Sun... read more
    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom.

    Are you interested in improving your balance and/or reducing joint pain through gentle movement? Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and the National Council on Aging, this evidence-based class has been shown to ease joint pain and improve balance. The class was developed by Dr. Paul Lam and is based on Sun style tai chi. Basic principles of tai chi are incorporated into the class to leave you feeling calm, relaxed, and well. Limited enrollment.

    Ilene Dunn is a certified personal trainer, specializing in senior fitness and the maintenance of strength, balance, and an active lifestyle. She holds certifications as a yoga instructor at 500 hours, Athletics and Fitness Association of America personal trainer, and A Matter of Balance master trainer. In addition, she is certified in Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Heart Conditions; she is also a trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.
  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 03-23-2021 to 04-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday & Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Ilene Dunn
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom

    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom. For those who have mastered the basic movements in Tai Chi for Health Part 1, this class is an opportunity to further enhance your practice by learning additional movements from the Sun Style 73 Form. As we learn the movements, we go deeper into the tai chi principles. Come expand your practice, keep the qi... read more
    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom.

    For those who have mastered the basic movements in Tai Chi for Health Part 1, this class is an opportunity to further enhance your practice by learning additional movements from the Sun Style 73 Form. As we learn the movements, we go deeper into the tai chi principles. Come expand your practice, keep the qi flowing, and continue the health benefits. Prerequisite: knowledge of the Tai Chi for Health Part 1 (a.k.a. Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention) Basic Forms. Limited enrollment. 

    Ilene Dunn is a certified personal trainer, specializing in senior fitness and the maintenance of strength, balance, and an active lifestyle. She holds certifications as a yoga instructor at 500 hours, Athletics and Fitness Association of America personal trainer, and A Matter of Balance master trainer. In addition, she is certified in Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Heart Conditions; she is also a trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.
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    Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2021 to 02-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 02:00 PM → 03:00 PM
    Instructor: Marcia Pincus
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom. The Qigong Taoist Water Method is a 3000-year-old practice developed by Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching. This qigong method emphasizes softness and specific body movements to increase the qi flows within the body and to age gracefully. Learn basic qigong movements to increase qi... read more
    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom. The Qigong Taoist Water Method is a 3000-year-old practice developed by Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching. This qigong method emphasizes softness and specific body movements to increase the qi flows within the body and to age gracefully. Learn basic qigong movements to increase qi flow and the circulation of fluids in the body, including around the joints. Please have a yoga mat to stand on if you have one. Limited enrollment. Marcia Pincus has been practicing Chinese martial arts for nearly 35 years. Her practices have included kung fu, tai chi, qigong, and bagua. For the last decade, she has practiced and taught the Qigong Taoist Water Method. She has taught qigong for the City of Albuquerque and the Chinese Culture Center. She is a certified Energy Arts instructor, and she holds degrees in geology and engineering with a specialty in environmental engineering.
  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 02-04-2021 to 03-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:00 AM → 10:00 AM
    Instructor: Ellen Tatge
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom. This gentle practice supports improved balance, increased energy, and stress reduction. Easy-to-learn movements relax the body, quiet the mind, and settle the emotions by circulating internal energy (chi). Benefits include better balance, flexibility, stamina, relaxation, and regulation of stress, blood pressure,... read more
    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom.

    This gentle practice supports improved balance, increased energy, and stress reduction. Easy-to-learn movements relax the body, quiet the mind, and settle the emotions by circulating internal energy (chi). Benefits include better balance, flexibility, stamina, relaxation, and regulation of stress, blood pressure, and weight. This very simple practice helps one to maximize good health and experience life in a joyful, uncomplicated way -- one of the secrets of a good life. Limited enrollment.

    Ellen Tatge is known for her kind and gentle teaching of this life-enhancing practice. A former high school teacher and then a corporate trainer, she is a certified instructor and has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi Chih for more than 25 years, including many courses for older adults. Tatge takes great joy in sharing this tool that develops balance in all aspects of our lives and maximizes our most precious gift: good health.
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