Adult Education

Current Adult Education Classes

Fall, 2005

Check out these current offerings from Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education Program. The classes vary from semester to semester. We only show classes relevant to diabetes and general health and fitness. Visit or call the Adult Education offices for a current copy of the full schedule for other classes not mentioned here: Schott Center, 310 W. Padre Street (687-0812) or Wake Center, 300 N. Turnpike Road (964-6853).

View the full Adult Education class schedule on line.

Registration for most classes is at the door. For information, call 805.687.0812

Nutrition

Nutrition for the Family

This class will help parents and children arrive at a compromise when making healthier food choices. We’ll address a weekly encouragement and reward system. Features ethnically sensitive and economical recipes. We’ll also discuss the impact that obesity and inactivity have on such health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. We’ll taste samples of healthy foods that are popular with children to encourage healthier eating habits. Taught by Gloria Desales, B.S., a nutritional consultant. This bilingual class is taught in Spanish and English

Gloria Desales

Sept. 13 (10 Tuesdays) 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Community Room, People’s Self Help Housing,

6660 Abrego Rd., Isla Vista.

(Limit: 30)

Cosponsored by the Diabetes Resource Center.

Lose Weight and Eat Nutritionally 

This class will provide support to help deal with obstacles, plan meals, make realistic time-bound goals and identify the reason you are committed to starting your weight loss journey. We’ll discuss such topics as: the “new food pyramid,” low fat foods, healthy carbohydrates, lean protein, high fiber foods and their relationship to diabetes. We’ll have samples of healthier versions of popular foods to encourage students to engage in healthier eating habits. Includes quick recipes using these foods. Taught by Gloria Desales, B.S., a nutrition consultant. This bilingual class is taught in English and Spanish

Gloria Desales

Sept. 15 (10 Thursdays) 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics/Health Program Center,

915 N. Milpas St., 2nd Floor.

(Limit: 30)

Gloria Desales

Sept. 16 (9 Fridays) 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics/Health Program Center,

915 N. Milpas St., 2nd Floor.

(Limit: 30)

Cosponsored by the Diabetes Resource Center.

Fitness

Fitness Walking Clinic

10,000 STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH: Research indicates that 10,000 steps per day approximately meets the Surgeon General’s guidelines for moderate physical activity. Walking is also one of the simplest ways to improve your health, appearance, and mental attitude. With the SBCC track and surrounding areas as safe walking routes, you’ll learn how easy it is to build up to 10,000 steps a day. Each session will include information on developing a quality walking program and end with gentle flexibility movements.

Sally Saenger

Sept. 20 (8 Tuesdays) 9:45-10:45 a.m.

La Playa Stadium, SBCC.

Diabetes: Strategies for Staying Healthy

Beneficial information both for people newly diagnosed and for those who have been living with diabetes. Meeting with local health care specialists, you will learn about the best choices for managing diabetes and preventing problems associated with it. Come and join us, and turn your fears into confidence.

Sept. 15:

Carol H. Nelson, R.N., B.S.N., Certified Diabetes Educator:

Diabetes in Review, Methods to Manage, Home Supplies (Meters)

Sept. 22:

Gerri French, R.D., M.S., Certified Diabetes Educator:

Food Essentials.

Sept. 29:

Carol H. Nelson, R.N., B.S.N., Certified Diabetes Educator:

Medications if needed, Helpful lab tests, What to do if you are sick or need surgery, Activity options and benefits.

Oct. 6:

Eye Specialist: Protect Your Eyes; Kidney Specialist: Protect Your Kidneys

Oct. 13:

Gerri French, R.D., M.S., Certified Diabetes Educator:

Eating Out, Supermarket Survival

Oct. 20:

Podiatrist: Protect Your Feet; Research Scientist:

What’s New on the Horizon?

Oct. 27:

Marriage & Family Therapist:

Strategies for Positive Living for those with diabetes and those who love them.

Carol Henderson Nelson, R.N.,B.S.N.

Sept. 15 (7 Thursdays) 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Room 31, Schott Center.

Cosponsored by the Diabetes Resource Center.

Diabetes: Balance and Control –  Body, Mind & Soul 

For individuals living with diabetes. This course emphasizes a comprehensive approach to diabetes self-management for older to younger adults. Increase knowledge through diabetes education while learning ways to balance emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Discover strategies and healthful coping skills to promote successful living with diabetes. Obtain support from fellow students. Taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator and licensed mental health professional who lives with diabetes. Includes lecture, group discussion and experiential exercises. Bring questions, thoughts and concerns to class.

Pamela Beckman-Lyon

Sept. 12 (10 Mondays) 10 a.m.-Noon.

Meisel Conference Room, Rehabilitation Institute at S.B.

Opt. fee: $3 matls.

Yoga with a Gentle Focus

Are you a couch potato? Sedentary living may compromise an individual’s natural aging process and overall health. Let’s start moving! Come explore various easy, chair-assisted yoga stretches designed especially for the older bodies with limited mobility. Increase your range of motion to problem areas such as neck, shoulders, back and achy joints. Experience easy weight bearing movements to help build bone density. Learn how breathing, visualization, relaxation, and dedication techniques can help with insomnia, hypertension and healing. This class is especially beneficial for those who think they can’t do it. Come prepared to experience, learn and enjoy yourself. Please do not wear perfume or scents to class. Please bring your own exercise mat.

Holly Hungett

Sept. 12 (10 Mondays) 1-2:15 p.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Osha Ray

Sept. 12 (10 Mondays) 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Body/Mind Dynamics

A highly-focused, technique-oriented approach to developing core and spine stabilization as a means of increasing balance, strength and flexibility, thereby decreasing fear of injuries due to falling or “wear and tear” syndromes. Combining dance, yoga and Pilates movements, these interesting chair-to-standing exercises are designed to accommodate different fitness levels (light weights optional). Humor and fun also included! Please bring your own exercise mat.

Marsha C. Rosenblum

Sept. 12 (10 weeks: Mon., Wed. & Fri.)

9-10 a.m. Patio Room,

Vista del Monte Retirement Community

Life Fitness for Older Adults

This course is designed to enhance the health, functional ability and quality of life for the older adult by providing a safe and effective exercise program. Includes evaluation of present levels of health and fitness, development of personal goals and individualized exercise programs, identification of lifestyle behaviors and activities for improved health and fitness, and evaluation of resources and equipment designed for the older adult. This program also includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility activities.

Though it is designed for older adults, all ages are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat for floor work.

Kathleen O’Connor

Sept. 12 (10 weeks: Mondays & Fridays) 10-11 a.m.

Room PE113, SBCC.

(Limit: 70)

Evie Karmasin

Sept. 12 (10 weeks: Mon. &Fri.) 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Clubhouse, Maravilla Senior Living Community.

Evie Karmasin

Sept. 13 (10 weeks: Mon. &Fri. ) 11 a.m.-Noon.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Evie Karmasin

Sept. 13 (10 weeks: Tue. &Thu. ) 7:45-8:45 a.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Theme and Variations in Movement 

Using the same exercise routine without diversity can create repetition stress which can eventually bring more pain than pleasure. Explore a variety of ways to achieve coordination, balance and flexibility. Add techniques to improve breathing to your repertoire. Enhance spontaneity in all your interactions and activities. Based on the principles of the Feldenkrais Method, this is the body/mind dimension of variety being “the spice of life.”

Luis Sanchez

Sept. 12 (6 Mondays) 10 a.m.-Noon.

Wood Glen Hall.

Luis Sanchez

Sept. 15 (6 Thursdays: Sept. 15 & 22;

Oct. 13 & 20; Nov. 10 & 17)

3-4:30 p.m. Wood Glen Hall.

Moving Consciously for Older Adults

A thorough non-aerobic exercise program designed for older and aging bodies with an emphasis on stretching, releasing tension and improving joint flexibility. It motivates an awareness of dealing with painful limitations and can be used as a bridge between physical therapy and the gym.

June Christensen

Sept. 13 (10 weeks: Tue. &Thu.) 9-10 a.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Chair Yoga M’Ocean

Most of us spend lots of time sitting. Learn to make some of it truly relaxing and empowering with anti-inflammatory fluid movements that stretch, strengthen and integrate the body. In these unique but simple chair exercises, experience sequences of yoga, Qi Gong, Continuum, meditative movement with sound/toning and dynamics especially aimed at reducing stress and inducing a sense of well-being. Beneficial for all ages and abilities. Excellent for those with arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, injury and illness recovery. You’ll never again “just sit”!

Marsha C. Rosenblum

Sept. 13 (10 weeks: Tue. &Thu.) 10-11:30 a.m.

Activities Center, Pilgrim Terrace.

Strength and Stability Training for Older Adults

Learn techniques and practice basic movements to improve your strength and balance in a safe environment. Improve posture, gait and self-confidence with simple exercises. Intended for mature adults but appropriate for anyone who wants to increase muscle tone and improve balance skills. Wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes. Exercise equipment provided.

Sally Saenger

Sept. 13 (10 weeks: Tue. &Thu.) 2-3 p.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Opt. fee: $5 materials.

Easy Movement for Active Aging

Find it harder to get up in the morning? This fun morning class is geared to awaken you to become more fully engaged in thinking, being and doing. Muscles lose size and flexibility and strength with age; this may be avoided with regular strength training and stretching. Come experience easy chair-assisted yoga stretches designed with the older body in mind. Improve flexibility, balance and stability.

We will explore the use of resistance bands and light weights for strengthening muscles and increasing bone density. These gentle effective exercises will bring improvement in a variety of everyday activities such as improving range of motion while driving, lessen injuries during every day lifting and movement, and improved balance to prevent falls. Have more energy for your activities. This is a no impact class and is great for those with knee or hip replacements. Renew aliveness, alertness and joyfulness! Please do not wear perfume or scents to class.

Holly Hungett

Sept. 13 (10 weeks: Tue. &Thu.) 7:45-8:45 a.m.

Room 14-Tannahill Auditorium, Schott Center.

The Young at Heart Do Yoga

Do you notice that you are stiff in your back or neck? Is your mind a bit fuzzy? Do you have more senior moments? Is your breath shallow as a thimble? Physical activity is one preventive measure that may help older adults maintain their independence, health and increase social supports. This older-body, user-friendly class includes traditional yoga postures and modifies them with the help of a chair or other props.

These easy yoga exercises can help you reduce the pain and strain of muscles and joints, become more limber and improve your balance to prevent falls. Help refocus and sharpen your mind through energizing visualizations and meditations. Learn deep breathing and clear focusing techniques. Enliven your whole self!

Please do not wear perfume or scents to class.

Holly Hungett

Sept. 14 (10 Wednesdays) 2-3:30 p.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

More Bones

Nature has conditioned our bones to regenerate at the rate in which they are used through movement. Learn gentle yet challenging organic movements, lying on a mat, that promote bone density, skeletal alignment and overall well-being. This work “turns on the bones!” Bring a mat and two towels.

Luis Sanchez

Sept. 14 (10 weeks: Wed. &Thu., as noted below)

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Class meets on following Wednesdays: Sept. 14 & 21; Oct. 12 & 19; Nov. 9 & 16

& on the following Thursdays: Sept. 15 & 22; Oct. 13 & 20;  and Nov. 10 & 17.

Luis Sanchez

Sept. 16 (5 Fridays: Sept. 16 & 23; Oct. 14 & 21; Nov. 18) 2-4 p.m.

Room T4, Wake Center.

Basic Fitness for Older Adults

In this class, we will focus on increasing cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and improving flexibility. Though it is designed for older adults, all ages are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat for floor work.

Sally Saenger

Sept. 12 (10 weeks: Mon., Wed. & Fri.) 7:45-8:45 a.m.

Auditorium, First Presbyterian Church.

Opt. fee: $10 materials.

(Limit: 70 – Lottery if oversubscribed.)

Eva Masin

Sept. 12 (10 weeks) Mon. & Wed. 9-10 a.m.

Friendship Manor.

Eva Masin

Sept. 14 (10 Wednesdays) 10-11 a.m.

Clubhouse, Maravilla Senior Living Community.

Pilates for Life

Do you have trouble motivating yourself to go to the gym? Are conventional exercise programs boring? Find they don’t improve your posture and bearing? This one-hour program of combined exercises on the floor, standing and in motion will promote your agility, improve the fluidity of your movements in everyday life and improve your posture.

Pilates is a way of life. The system includes exercises done during the day, even sitting at your desk or standing behind a counter.

Eva Masin

Sept. 15 (10 Thursdays) 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Enroll. fee: $30.

Please bring your own exercise mat

Stretch and Strengthen

A class designed to increase flexibility and endurance through the use of unique floor and barre stretches to lengthen muscles, enhance circulation and minimize the stresses of daily living.

Fredda Spirka

Sept. 12 (10 Mondays) 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Room 14-Tannahill Auditorium, Schott Center.

Enroll. fee: $30.

Please bring your own exercise mat

Fredda Spirka

Sept. 14 (10 Wednesdays) 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Room 14-Tannahill Auditorium, Schott Center.

Enroll. fee: $30.

Please bring your own exercise mat

Super Strength

Learn strength exercises for every major muscle group and get hands-on experience in class on the proper techniques for these strength exercises using small free weights and ankle weights as appropriate. Discover helpful hints about scheduling strength exercises and practical applications for daily life.

Fredda Spirka

Sept. 13 (10 Tuesdays) 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Enroll. fee: $30.

Please bring your own exercise mat

The Total Workout

Want to address your total fitness goals in one class? Want to work on strength, endurance, increase energy, reduce stress and gain flexibility? Join our fun, supportive class. We begin with low impact aerobics to improve cardiovascular fitness, body tone and coordination. Next is strength training using free weights to increase muscle mass, bone density and strength. We end with floor work to stretch, enhance flexibility and relax. Weights are provided.

Carolyn Barrett

Sept. 13 (10 weeks: Tue. &Thu.) 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center.

Enroll. fee: $60.

(Limit: 50)

Please bring your own exercise mat

Also see our Resource Listings page.

©2005
Excerpted from SBCC Adult Ed Catalog, Fall, 2005