Free Lectures

Learn something new! Our free lectures cover a variety of topics. Please register in advance to save your seat.

General Interest

Basic Vegetable Gardening: Ages 50+. From seed to supper, get an overview of basic gardening. Intended for novice adult gardeners. Learn the tools that you need to successfully grow food on a limited budget. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 10/10, 2:30–3:30pm  
Class #22834. Register here

Emergency Planning for Your Pet’s Care: Ages 50+. If something happens to you, what will happen to your pet? Learn steps that you can take to ensure your pet’s continued care if you experience a medical emergency. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 11/21, 2:30–3:30pm  
Class #22841. Register here

Travel Journal: Discover India: Ages 50+. A photo journal highlighting India’s culture, wildlife, history, and challenges facing India from a month-long trip to the rural areas of southern India, New Delhi, and Rajasthan. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 10/24, 2:30–3:30pm  
Class #22837. Register here

Travel Journal: Explore Exotic Morocco: Ages 50+. Explore Morocco with world traveler Lana Lindstrom: From the bustling marketplaces in the cities and riding camels in the Sahara, to beautiful beaches and exploring historical sites. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 11/7, 2:30–3:30pm     
Class #22839. Register here

Road Map to Retirement: Ages 50+. Provides a retirement check list and discusses retirement planning with a focus on Social Security, Medicare basics, and other helpful resources for planning retirement. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 10/3, 2:30–3:30pm     
Class #22833. Register here

Health and Wellness

Diabetes 101: Ages 50+. Learn all about diabetes from diagnosis to treatment from physical therapist John Habrat. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 12/12, 2:30–3:30pm  
Class #22842. Register here

Healthful Holidays: Ages 50+. Registered Dietitian Kathy Gates will help you learn ways to make healthy holiday meals that taste great! Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 11/14, 2:30–3:30pm  
Class #22840. Register here

Immune Support 101: Ages 50+. Just like the rest of the body, the immune system requires optimal nutrition to work at its bestand ensure that your body is ready to handle whatever comes its way. Canceled.

Your Cardiovascular Health is Important: Ages 50+. A cardiologist from McKenzie Willamette Hospital will facilitate a discussion about your heart’s health, numbers, and medications, and will answer your questions. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 10/17, 2:30–3:30pm  
Class #22835. Register here

Alzheimer’s Education
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you’ll hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care. To register, please call 800-272-3900.
Part 1: Middle-Stage Dementia: Ages 18+. We will discuss symptoms of middle stage dementia, effective communication, relationship changes, and practical steps for providing personal care.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 9/26, 11:30am–1pm                  
Part 2: Behavioral Symptoms: Ages 18+. We will talk about behavioral symptoms, wandering, keeping the person with dementia safe, planning and asking for help, and informal care options.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 10/24, 11:30am–1pm                
Part 3: Planning for the Future: Ages 18+. Learn about finding, engaging, and monitoring home care assistance, planning for future care in the late stages, handling behavior issues, medication management, and coping as a caregiver.
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 11/21, 11:30am–1pm                

Legal Assistance

Legal Advice: Advance Directives: Ages 18+. Advance directives appoint a representative to ensure that patients’ wishes regarding treatment are carried out should the patient be unable to communicate with a doctor. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Wednesday, 11/20, 3–4pm                
Class #22954. Register here
Legal Advice: Estate Planning Basics: Ages 18+. Discuss the different methods that can be used to transfer property upon death, including wills, trusts, payable on death, joint ownership and more. Register in advance.
Adult Activity Center
Wednesday, 10/22, 3–4pm
Class #22905. Register here

Adult Activity Center
Wednesday, 12/18, 3–4pm
Class #22955. Register here

Current Classes

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Why can't I see the class I want to take? 
Not all classes may be available at this time, and many of this term's classes may have already started. Check back every term for a new slate!

What does ID/OD mean?
 People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.

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