Emeritus Winter 2020 Schedule

Pathfinders Program

 

SMC Emeritus Pathfinders classes are geared towards the needs of individuals who are recovering from an acquired brain injury or stroke. Pathfinders exercise classes include the following:

  • HEALTH E63 Body Conditioning After a Stroke help to improve balance, mobility, and physical endurance in a group setting.

  • There is a special section of HUMDEV E27 Exercising the Brain, which is designed for individuals dealing with cognitive deficits. The Pathfinders section will be labeled appropriately.

  • HUMDEV E28 Communication After a Stroke (Computer Based) and HUMDEV E50 Communication After a Stroke (not on a computer), are classes that assist in the improvement of communication skills.

Interested SMC Emeritus students who would like to enroll in the aforementioned classes are required to call the SMC Center for Students with Disabilities ABI Program at (310) 434-4442 for registration details. You cannot enroll in the Pathfinders classes without first calling (310) 434-4442. Registration is completed through the SMC Center for Students with Disabilities.

HEALTH E63, Body Conditioning After a Stroke

This course helps older adults who have experienced an acquired brain injury to maintain or improve their mobility and physical endurance through an individualized program offered in a group setting. Topics include how to cope with the effects of brain injury or stroke and how to restore the student’s natural energy and flexibility, through techniques used to regain and maintain physical fitness. Participation in this Pathfinders Program allows older adults to be included in their community and maintain their independence, and helps them to self-advocate and engage in activities that benefit their health.

Course Number: 9555 Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Th Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Jaffe A O

Course Number:   Time: 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Th Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Jaffe A O

Course Number:   Time: 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Th Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Jaffe A O

Course Number: 9556 Time: 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. T Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Phillips B S

Course Number:   Time: 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. T Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Phillips B S

Course Number:   Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. T Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Phillips B S

Course Number: 9557 Time: 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. F Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Evans Jami R

Course Number:   Time: 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. F Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Evans Jami R

Course Number:   Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. W Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Evans Jami R

HUMDEV E27, Exercising the Brain

This course assists older adults in minimizing anxiety when memory behavior patterns change. The ultimate goal of the class is to stimulate thinking and to exercise the brain. Older adults learn the latest information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of memory loss in older adults, as well as practice skills to enhance memory retention and retrieval.

Course Number: 9563 Time: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. F Location: EC 1227 407 Instructor: Lewis S L

HUMDEV E28, Communication After a Stroke (Computer Based)

This course helps older adults with aphasia reconstruct their language comprehension and communication skills and gain greater self-confidence in their ability to understand and communicate with others. The course introduces adults with aphasia to a computer software program that can help them improve their language and reading comprehension, memory, verbal reasoning skills, and attention span. The course, which is part of the Pathfinders Program, allows older adults to experiment with language comprehension software before purchasing it for use at home.

Course Number: 9566 Time: 1:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. W Location: EC 1227 208 Instructor: Feinberg L H

HUMDEV E50, Communication After a Stroke

This course, which is part of the Pathfinders Program, increases, enhances, and maintains the daily speech function of adults who have experienced speech impairments due to acquired brain injury. Older adults learn to cope with the effects of stroke or other brain injury on communication skills, get support from those in similar situations, and guidance from professionals after outpatient therapy is completed.

Course Number: 9567 Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. W Location: EC 1227 305 Instructor: Feinberg L H

Course Number:   Time: 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. W Location: EC 1227 305 Instructor: Feinberg L H