SCAN classes for seniors are wonderful

“GERD, IBS, Crohn’s Disease and Colitis: What You Need to Know” will be discussed at the SCAN Health & Wellness Center on Friday, January 15th, at 11 a.m. The one-hour discussion will be led by Ventura physician Bruce Woodling, M.D., as part of a monthly health series called “Taking Charge.” Dr. Woodling will talk about reflux, diet, and Barrett’s Esophagaus, IBS facts, symptoms and treatments; as well as symptoms and treatments of Crohn’s Disease and Colitis. The program is free to seniors 55 and older and their caregivers. Seating is limited to those new to the center and reservations are required. Call 658-0365 to register.

Trying to figure out how to use your new iPad? The SCAN Health & Wellness Center is offering a free “iPad Basics for Seniors” class Wednesday, January 27 at 9 a.m. at the SCAN Health & Wellness Center. During this two-hour, entry-level class, seniors will learn basic tablet terminology, initial set-up procedures, the features and gestures of their iPad, and more. The iPad Basics class is open to seniors 55+ who are new to the center. Please bring your iPad. To register for this class, please call 658-0365 (space is limited).

It’s possible to live with diabetes – learn how at a Diabetes Management Workshop at the SCAN Health & Wellness Center. On Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 22, Health Educator Mary Arevalo will share how to live well with diabetes, how to create a meal plan, how to add activity to your life and how to manage your medications. Each class is from 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon. This workshop is sponsored by the Gold Coast Health Plan Health Education Department. For more information, call 437-5606.

A 15-minute chair massage for seniors 55 and older and their caregivers. Certified Massage Therapist Linda Mac Dougall has many years of experience in treating older adults with chronic and acute conditions with therapeutic massage. Schedule your appointment for an upcoming Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seated, fully-clothed neck, shoulder and back massages cost $15 per session, and can help get rid of those knots and stress in your upper back, shoulders and neck. To make an appointment, call 658-0365.

SCAN Health and Wellness Center, 6633 Telephone Road, Suite 100 in Ventura.

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