Saturday, July 12 Finding Gems amid the Junk: Health Searches on the Internet,
a workshop for computer-using seniors, kicks off our summer series. Do you spend hours surfing the web for medical information only to be frustrated
with the quality of your search results? Learn about commercial-free, reliable sites, plus techniques for finding and identifying trustworthy health and medical information, with three of PlaneTree's experienced professional librarians.
Scheduled for 10 - 12 noon, the class will be held in a computer lab near San Josť State University. Because participants will be working online, reservations will be limited to the number of available terminals. There will be a $12 fee. Participants should already have basic proficiency in navigating the web. For more information and to make a reservation, please call our co-sponsor, SJSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Our next 2 lectures will be more typical: free to people of all ages, at PlaneTree from 10 - 11:30 a.m., with seating guaranteed for people with reservations. If you are interested in attending either one, please call us at (408) 358-5667.Saturday, July 19 Writing through the
Darkness: Easing Your Depression with Paper and Pen,
a book by Elizabeth Maynard Schaefer
, Ph.D., guides readers in using creative writing exercises to ease symptoms of depression. It is also the title of this practical, supportive talk by the author, a science writer and mental health advocate. Schaefer has led the creative writing program for people with mood disorders at Stanford University since developing the program in 1998.
Saturday, July 26 Building Better Bones with Safe and Effective Exercise
will focus on exercises to stop bone loss and prevent fractures, and even build bone. Sherri Betz
, physical therapist and Pilates educator, will encourage
participants to join in the fun, if only from one's chair. Betz will be available to sign her second edition of The Osteoporosis Exercise Book
. Her four DVDs of exercises for gaining bone strength, reducing low back pain, and healthy pregnancy will also be available for purchase or checkout following her July 26 presentation.