INA, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2014) – Rend Lake College’s Institute of Lifelong Learning will be offering a number of health-related classes and seminars this spring to inform and certify attendees. The classes are offered through the RLC Community and Corporate Education Department.
Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s is a free seminar about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. These signs are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging, such as memory loss or behavioral changes. The seminar will be given by Darrell Coons of the Alzheimer’s Association from 9 – 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18 in the Historic Schoolhouse on the Ina campus.
Coons will return to the Historic Schoolhouse from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 to speak about The Basics of Alzheimer’s. This seminar will help individuals suffering from the disease or those who have loved ones affected understand the types of dementia, seek treatment, and plan for the future. The free class will provide information on detection, causes, stages, treatments, and much more.
CNA Recertification is available for those who have completed the CNA class, but have not worked for the last two years or more in the field. The class will recertify those who pass with the IDPH Healthcare Worker Registry. A background and fingerprint check will be required before attendees will be scheduled to perform the 21 basic skills at a local clinical site. After successful completion of the skills, a written test will be provided. The recertification costs $275, with financial assistance available.
Certification will also be offered to those who are interested in helping others in Hospice care. Hospice Volunteer Certification Training will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 in the Historic Schoolhouse. Instructors Rita Spiller and Joann Tanner will cover topics such as patient and family care, diseases and conditions, resources, and community awareness. The certification is free.
The final class, Mastering the Art of Mammography, will be taught by Kit Haake from 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Saturday, March 1 in the Advanced Technology Center, Room 118, on the Ina campus. The course will cover tips and tricks of the trade. The cost of the class is $109.