Free Lectures

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


Staying Social in a Changing World: Ages 50+. Experts from Lane County Senior Behavioral Health will cover the topic of socialization among older adults and the health benefits it affords both mentally and physically.

Adult Activity Center
Friday, 2/7, 12–2pm
Free. Register here


From Seed to Supper: Ages 50+. Seed to Supper is a free beginning vegetable gardening course that teaches participants how to garden on a budget. In this interactive class, participants gain new knowledge and skills to be able to start a garden and grow some of their own food, and also receive resources including a course booklet, seeds, organic compost and fertilizers and other goodies.

Adult Activity Center
Thursdays, 2/13–3/19, 2–4pm 
Free. Register here


Enhancing Your Emotional Health: Ages 50+. In this informative lunch and learn, professionals will address emotional health issues facing older adults and strategies to promote emotional well-being.

Adult Activity Center
Tuesday, 3/17, 10–11am
Free. Register here


Staying Safe in Your Home: Ages 50+. Discover actionable ways to better educate yourself and your family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation, and personal safety.

Adult Activity Center
Friday, 4/10, 12–2pm
Free. Register here


Pruning Rhododendrons: Ages 50+. When is the best time to prune your plants? How do you do it? Certified Master Gardeners will teach you everything you need to know to keep your plants in top shape.

Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 5/7, 2–4pm
Free. Register here


Legal Assistance
 
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, 12/18, 3–4pm
Class #22955. Register here


Alzheimer's Education


In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care. All lectures held at Willamalane Adult Activity Center. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease: Ages 18+. The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s makes planning for the future more important than ever. Through this interactive two-part program, you will learn about important legal and financial issues, how to put plans in place, and how to access resources near you.

Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 1/23, 1–3pm
Free

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Ages 18+. Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional.

Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 2/27, 1–2:30pm
Free

Dementia Conversations: 
Ages 18+. Learn helpful tips to assist with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 3/26, 1–2:30pm
Free

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage Part 1: Ages 18+. In this two-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections. We’ll provide ideas and strategies for communicating, spending time together, and providing care for the person with Alzheimer’s disease.

Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 4/23, 1–2:30pm
Free

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage Part 2: Ages 18+. We’ll explore resources available for providing care and services for the range of needs seen in the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 5/28, 1–2:30pm
Free


Current Classes

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FAQs

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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