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October 31, 2012

HEALTH/FITNESS BRIEFS: Oct. 31, 2012

Torner Center to offer new yoga class

The Torner Center in Deming Park is offering a new yoga class on Saturday mornings. The class runs from 9 to 9:50 a.m. It is free for the first visit and $2 each class after. The class is taught by two certified yoga instructors.  

For more information contact the Torner Center at 812-232-0147.

Sessions on chronic health conditions set

Adults with chronic health conditions or those living with or caring for people with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, asthma, COPD, emphysema, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, pain, fatigue or any other ongoing health condition are invited to attend “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Workshop” sessions at the CRC Building, 301 Blackman in Clinton.

Sessions — Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Dec. 4 and 11 — are from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Every participant must attend the first session.

The sessions will include: appropriate medication use; fitness and exercise; relaxation techniques; dealing with negative emotions, managing symptoms; eating well; setting weekly goals; and effective problem solving.

Cost is free. Participants receive a free book and relaxation CD. Pre-registration is required by Friday. Call 812-238-1561 ext. 242 or 1-800-489-1561 ext. 242.

Workshop covers healthy cooking

Lincoln Trail College will continue its Healthy Home series with a Healthy Holidays workshop Monday at the college.

Mary Liz Wright of the University of Illinois Extension Office will lead the workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. The class will cover the use of healthy cooking substitutions and alternatives that will lighten up holiday meals without sacrificing flavor.

The session is $20 per person. To register, or for more information, call Community Service at 618-544-8657, ext. 1130. For more information on LTC visit www.iecc.edu/ltc.

Bingo for Alzheimer’s Association planned

Coach handbags will be given to 20 bingo winners during Springhill Village’s Coach Bag Bingo, a fundraising event that will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The games will be on Nov. 8 at Springhill Village, 1001 E. Springhill Drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with bingo games starting at 6. Players will make a $30 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association to receive bingo cards.  Additional cards will be available for an extra donation.

A raffle and door prizes are other highlights of the evening.

The event will be limited to 80 players. Purchase tickets at Springhill Village. For more information call Robin Collins, marketing and admissions director, at 812-299-6300.

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