Community Education

Our Community Education classes are FREE! Unless otherwise noted, register for these programs by calling 419-207-2563, leaving a name, contact information, and number of individuals attending. Or, feel free to email Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

Vestibular/Balance - Exercise for Older Adults
Presented by physical therapist David Veley
Monday, October 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. Exercises taught in this session will focus on balance issues, including vestibular. 

Medicare Review
Presented by the Ohio Department of Insurance
Friday, October 27, 10 a.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

A group presentation of "Medicare Check Up Event: A Personalized Review" will provide a comprehensive review of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, in addition to an in-depth question and answer session. One-on-one appointments are also available on this day from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. At these appointments individuals can: evaluate their drug plan; review their plan options; change their plan for 2018; and receive assistance in applying for Part D Low Income Subsidy and the Medicare Savings Plan. Registration is required at 419-207-7874. Your call will be returned to confirm your attendance and to answer any questions.

The Importance of Home Cooking & it's Impact on Health & Happiness
Presented by Amy Frese, DTR
Monday, November 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

America…the birthplace of fast food…is in the throes of an obesity epidemic. But we can trim the national waistline by eating more home cooked meals. While commercially prepared foods are notoriously high in fat, salt and sugar, home cooked meals train your palate toward healthier fare. Learn more about home cooking and its impact on your health and happiness.

Neck, Back and Posture - Exercise for Older Adults
Presented by physical therapist Greg Luecht
Monday, November 13, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. Exercises taught in this session will focus on the neck, back and posture.

Parkinson's Disease
Presented by physical therapist Holly Barker and occupational therapist Alicia Gottfried
Monday, November 20, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Clean Eating & A Whole Foods Diet: Getting Back to Nature
Presented by Amy Frese, DTR
Monday, December 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Would you fuel your car with poor gasoline? Of course not! So why then, do we fuel our bodies with processed junk food? The old adage “you are what you eat” is true! Eating whole foods – foods that are mostly unchanged – can fight against nutritional deficiencies and chronic diseases. Clean eating also reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more! Amy will show you just how easy clean eating can be!     

Flexibility, Walking, Breathing & Aerobic Exercise - Exercise for Older Adults
Presented by physical therapist Wendy Dennison
Monday, December 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. At this session, we’ll talk about flexibility, walking, breathing and aerobic exercise. 

Shoulders, Arms, Wrists, Hands and Fingers - Exercise for Older Adults
Presented by occupational therapist Alicia Gottfried and occupational therapy assistant Keeley Shaw
Monday, December 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. Exercises taught in this session will focus on the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers.