An OLLI lecture Series
Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am – Park Hill United Methodist Church 5209 Montview Blvd. Four Tuesday’s October 15 – November 5
The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the way we live our lives on a daily basis. For decades, everywhere and everyone has been telling us to stay healthy, but the major barriers of convenience, cost, and lack of desire continue to get in the way of our best intentions to stay healthy. “Squaring the Curve” is the term used when our lifestyle improves the healthy, active, and quality portion of our lifespan. This four-week course will address ways to improve health and find the joy in aging each and every day. Using art, music and dance, each class will cover practical techniques that can reduce visits to the urgent care center by taking control of your own aches and pains with evidence-based alternatives. When you finish, you will know more about the following natural pain relief options: acupressure points, tai chi, massage, exercise, yoga, qigong.
Jacqui Shumway, M.A.
Therapeutic Kinesiologist/Living Younger Longer Institute
T’ai-chi Ch’uan/QiGong Instructor
Researching and teaching healthy lifestyles for over 35 years, Jacqui Shumway, M.A. is dedicated to the joy of active living. She combines western therapeutic kinesiology (preventive physical therapy) with eastern healing exercises and behavior change research. An old Chinese saying is that “The greatest healer is a teacher” and Jacqui is a master teacher… who also loves to have fun! Dedicated to providing students with compelling information on health issues coupled with ancient wisdom, Jacqui inspires students to have fun taking control of their own health through her compassionate attention to mindful healing through physical movement. Jacqui has presented at Oxford and Harvard and taught at higher education institutions for 28 years. She became site coordinator for OLLI’s Park Hill location in 2018. Jacqui’s advice to anyone? “Hang out with folks who like to have fun as they are learning something new because as Richard Bach said… Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours!”
OLLI members may participate in as many classes as desired at any of the six OLLI sites – Central, West, South, OLLI On-Campus, East and Boulder (contingent upon space availability) for $130 per term. OLLI has three terms per academic year: Fall, Winter, and Spring.