Education & Wellness Programs

GCCOA offers programs throughout the year to promote physical and mental wellness. Most programs are free and some require registration in advance.

In-person programs, groups and events are slowly reopening. Space is limited and reservations are required. Safety protocols will be followed, including requiring masks. 

Contact the Council for information

 

Videos on our YouTube Channel 

The newest video is on Creating a Safe Environment for those with Dementia.

Videos include Slips, Trips and Falls, Medicare 101 and Memory Loss and Dementia.

Wellness

Drumming for fun and fitness!

  • Healthy U workshops — Free six-week workshops on pain management, chronic disease, or Type 2 Diabetes. 

  • Parkinson's Exercise Class and Parkinson's Dance Class – For those with Parkinson's Disease. 

  • Yoga (Traditional) and Chair Yoga – Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. There are no complicated movements.

  • Brain Fitness Afternoon — Join us for a comfortable game (or two) of Scrabble, Bananagrams, Rummikub, Boggle, or other fun brain stretching activities. 

  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance — Tai Chi is widely recognized for its health benefits, and participants of this program are less likely to fall. 

  • Boomers and Beyond — Tune in every Wednesday to WBZI at 12:05 to hear a topic of interest to aging and seniors. AM 1500, FM 100.3  Or listen online https://streamdb6web.securenetsystems.net/cirrusencore/WBZI

Special events are fun

Educational

  • Medicare Check Up & Wellness Event — Event with wellness displays, information and demos. Staff available to discuss Medicare plans.

  • Medicare 101 — Learn what options you have as a Medicare beneficiary, the process and timing for signing up for coverage, and what you can expect for your first year and subsequent open enrollment periods. See Calendar page for next in-person session. 
    You can watch our YouTube video on Medicare 101

  • Legal Chat —These monthly sessions offer accurate information to Greene County adults on a variety of important legal topics, provide a comfortable forum to ask related but broad questions of a competent and caring local attorney, and empower individuals to take necessary steps to ensure their legal affairs are in order and as they want them to be. Registration is required by the previous Thursday. To register, contact 376-5486 or info@gccoa.org.

  • It's My Money — Estate Planning for your future. 5 weekly sessions presented by attorneys, insurance agents, Council staff and other experts. Cost includes binder and program materials. Refreshments provided.

  • Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease — Q & A discussion for caregivers or anyone wanting to learn more. Watch our YouTube video on this subject  
    See Calendar page for next in-person session. 

Special Events

These events are held once or twice per year. Check the Events page for current information.

  • Golden Beats Drumming Class — Golden Beats is a Drums Alive program. No experience is required. Drumming improves our well being in a number of ways. 

  • Music and the Brain — An afternoon listening to and making music. Free but donation for food pantry requested. Reservation required

  • Senior Artisan Show — Discover the creativity of our seniors. Promote brain fitness through creativity.

  • Homemade Treats and Jam Fest — An afternoon of family fun: games, food, music and plenty of surprises. Treats to buy, silent auction gift baskets, live auction of homemade goodies. 

  • SeniorPalooza — A fun festival for the 50+ crowd. A day of activities, lunch, and projects. Free but donation for food pantry requested. 

  • Holiday Open House and Gift Soiree — Free event with snacks and festive decorations. Treats and treasures available for sale to benefit GCCOA services to Greene County Seniors and their caregivers.

  • Yard Sale — A yard sale held in our parking lot, including homemade goodies.

  • Creativity Expo — Join us in a day of brain-enrichment through creative expression. Choose from 4 creative sessions led by Council team members or partners. 

SeniorPalooza

Support Groups

See here for more information on Support Groups

Greene County Council on Aging • Serving Greene County Seniors since 1979

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1221 Meadow Bridge Drive, Suite C, Beavercreek, OH 45434

Phone: 937-376-5486 • Toll Free: 1-888-795-8600 • (c) 2020 All Rights Reserved 

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