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If you think playing computer games and doing crossword puzzles is enough to keep your brain working at its peak as you age… think again! Come participate in the research-based activities (mostly in the chair) that incorporate rhythmic patterns and sequences designed to stimulate brain-cell function, boost focus, enhance blood flow to the brain, and improve mental responses. We've added new protective abdominal/core exercises (and handouts) to the program! Research is showing that you can significantly reduce the risk of developing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease by addressing the reversible risk factors. That all sounds brilliant, but the truth is this class is more fun than you can possibly stand! Space is very limited, so sign up right away, and get ready to feel better and think better!  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM; 4 sessions; starting 9/16/2017, ending 10/7/2017

Instructor : Debbi Harper 

Location : SMC Bundy Campus Location : 
  SMC Bundy Campus.

Class Fee: $69.00

Materials Fee: $15.00

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Start date: 09/16/17

End date: 10/07/17



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  Manipulation, abusiveness, pressure, criticism, rage, and other such tactics do not have to get to you.  Learn to handle people who make you feel guilty, crazy, weak, or inadequate.  This class will provide participants with tools to master the games people play, diffuse out-of-control situations, and understand confusing behavior.  Won't it feel good to know how to get more support and less hassle from the boss, co-workers, your family, and everyone else you deal with?

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 9/23/2017, ending 9/23/2017

Instructor : Roberta Lachman 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $35.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 09/23/17

End date: 09/23/17



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We offer several Healthy Self classes, generally two or more times a year.  Our Spring semester opens for registration in mid-January, our Summer in mid-May, and our Fall in mid-August.  We encourage you to add your name to our interest list to receive information on the next offering of classes.  To add your name to our interest list, simply register for this free class (add to your cart and checkout). 

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Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Feeling stressed, scattered, or strained? Apply the basics of Chinese healing to acupressure massage on yourself or others. Dr. Martin will introduce you to Chinese and holistic medicine, discussing concepts like chi, acupressure meridians, yin and yang, and Chinese tongue diagnosis. You’ll learn approximately 16 acupressure points to use for common problems like low energy, mental clarity, and body aches – as well as a basic head and neck massage technique that works wonders for sore shoulders and even migraine headaches. No partner necessary for this class, but you will be practicing the neck release points on classmates. Bring a small hand mirror and a water soluble-marker to class.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM; starting 10/11/2017, ending 10/11/2017

Instructor : Randy Martin 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/11/17

End date: 10/11/17



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Are you concerned about side effects when you reach into your medicine cabinet for conventional medications to treat childhood sniffles, sneezes, upset tummies, even teething pain and bug bites? Children are especially susceptible while their immune system is developing. And what about when you've tried everything and nothing seems to have worked? Worry no more! Avghi will teach you homeopathic alternatives for all these plus first aid for scrapes, scratches, and bruises. You’ll learn how homeopathy works and why it is safe and effective to use on your children without any side effects, so come check out this healthy alternative.   

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017

Instructor : Avghi Constantinides 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $25.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/21/17

End date: 10/21/17



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Enjoy a higher standard of living, in an exotic locale! Explore living, working and retirement options around the world. Bob will share his library of resources, along with personal stories he’s collected from expats of all ages and backgrounds. Find out how to stretch a fixed retirement income, or how to find work overseas that pays your room and board. Get tips on evaluating your finances and figuring out how far your dollar will go—plus information about housing, transportation, discount programs, healthcare, job opportunities, climate, and culture. Discover the top ten places Americans can live better than they can here. This workshop makes it easy to determine whether the expat life is right for you, and shows you how to do it. 

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 10/14/2017, ending 10/14/2017

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $10.00

Start date: 10/14/17

End date: 10/14/17



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Find the bold, genuine, confident person inside you! Improv training is a wonderful way to overcome social anxiety and your inner critic. Get comfortable expressing yourself—plus enhance your memory, focus, courage, creativity and spontaneity. We'll use games, exercises, and other activities designed to help you express yourself freely, all in a supportive environment. Learn to think on your feet in any situation. Skills gained are great life skills for leadership, business, social, and family settings. If you're feeling apprehensive or have questions about this class, you may email Matthew at matt@mattgaffneyexperience.com

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/26/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Instructor : Matthew Gaffney 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 09/26/17

End date: 10/17/17



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Money, Health, and Love: these are some of the top reasons people use Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese system for enhancing your life. Find out how to use Feng Shui techniques in your home or place of work—from dorm rooms to mansions, cubicles to the penthouse suite—with affordable and complementary design and décor adjustments. Kartar’s intro class offers you practical applications to improve your finances, your health and any kind of relationship. Even if you have read books or taken other courses, meet face-to-face with a Master to get your questions answered! Take action to attract more good things to your life with this enlightening class.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/3/2017, ending 10/3/2017

Instructor : Kartar Diamond 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $25.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 10/03/17



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We’ve all experienced good and bad timing. We all have personal strengths and weaknesses. Make the most of your life now and in the future, using an ancient metaphysical practice called Nine Star Ki. Discover how to track your own best annual and monthly cycles to predict when opportunities or set-backs are likely to occur—and plan your life to go with the flow, instead of against it. Know the best time to schedule surgeries, weddings, vacations, and more. You can also better understand others’ personalities and your relationships with them. Nine Star Ki was discovered by the Chinese, developed further by the Japanese, and has relevant modern interpretations that will amaze you. So don’t delay, start changing your life today!  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Instructor : Kartar Diamond 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $25.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/17/17

End date: 10/17/17



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Understanding your Medicare benefits is essential for a healthy retirement, and you can get penalized if you don’t select your Medicare health benefits by age 65. Get in-depth information about the Medicare program, Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Learn how to choose the best option for you and your family. We will also cover long term care, to help you prepare for a worry-free retirement and life. Couples should attend together, so bring your significant other for only $10 more.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 11/4/2017, ending 11/4/2017

Instructor : Samuel Rad 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 11/04/17

End date: 11/04/17



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There are over 230 different ways you can elect to take your Social Security retirement income. The wrong choice can cost you 1000s of dollars in lost income during your life. Do you know about the government monies for divorcees and widowers? This class is designed to help you increase your Social Security retirement income by revealing the secrets to getting the most from the Social Security system, so come find out about retirement income maximization. Couples should attend together, so bring your significant other for only $10 more. *Unfortunately, it will not help those who’ve been collecting for more than a year. 

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 9/16/2017, ending 9/16/2017

Instructor : Samuel Rad 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 09/16/17

End date: 09/16/17



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You don’t have to jump out of an airplane or join an expedition to discover ancient civilizations (unless you want to). Retirement is the time to make discoveries, and create inspired moments for yourself and those you love. Elaine, who has been living a full and rewarding ‘retirement’, developed this fun and informative workshop for others facing or in retirement and unsure of what to do next. Topics include being productive, giving back, saving money, earning extra income, avoiding scams, and living a fulfilling life. Included are special opportunities available for retirees, what steps you can take to implement them, and how they can impact your life. Network with others and come away feeling refreshed with new ideas and goals—and renewed energy!  $16 material fee due at registration for a comprehensive workbook.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/7/2017, ending 10/7/2017

Instructor : Elaine Moran 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $16.00

Start date: 10/07/17

End date: 10/07/17



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