55+ Lecture & Lunch Series 2020
Exercise the body, educate the mind & make new friends
  • Fridays from 10:30a - 11:30a
  • Please arrive and be seated before 10:30a
  • Out of respect to our speakers, there will be no admittance after the lecture begins at 10:30
  • Coffee provided by Medina McDonald's * Lunch provided by our sponsors
  • For more info, contact Nancy Johnson - 330-721-6934 or
Feb 7   
What's New in the Historic District: Farmers Exchange, South Town & More
Matt Wiederhold, Director, Main Street Medina
Lunch by Life Care Center
Feb 21 
A Healthy Heart
Dr. Jeffrey Hershey, Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic
Lunch by Danbury Senior Living
Feb 28 
Cool, Calm & Invested: Investment Strategies for Seniors
George Hoose, Financial Advisor
Lunch by Edward Jones
Mar 6   
Hello Kidneys! How Are You?
Barb Harshey, Volunteer, National Kidney Foundation
Lunch by Pearlview Rehab & Wellness Center
Mar 20 
The Many Faces of Africa
Beth Schnabel, World Traveler & Mission Worker
Lunch by Life Care Center
Apr 3   
The State of the City Address
Mayor Dennis Hanwell
Apr 17 
Vascular Disorders and their Management
Dr. Daniel Kassavin, Vascular Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic
Lunch by Medina Meadows
May 1  
Hayden Grove Sings The American Songbook
Hayden Grove, Singer, Sportswriter and Speaker
Lunch by Echelon of Medina
May 15
Keeping Your Brain Fit
Suzanne Sparks, MS Psych
Lunch by Brookdale Medina South
May 29
The Real Ireland: Cead Mile Failte
Fiona Quade and Sue Becks, Travel Advisors
Lunch by Avenue of Medina

2020 Fitness Training... how to make it STICK! 
                                                                                   by Jubilee Haase, Prescription Fitness 
Coming up with and following through with your health resolutions for the New Year can be a daunting task.  Every December, it is easy to be enthusiastic about dropping fat, putting on muscle, eating healthier, etc. when January rolls around.  The problem with this way of thinking is that you are not taking into account the determination, discipline, passion, and willpower it will take in order to make it to you goal(s).

When it comes to meeting your fitness goals, there are a few things you can do to make sure you achieve (and possibly surpass) your New Year's health resolutions.
Before you start thinking about the year ahead and setting goals, it is imperative that you think about what is realistic and how you are going to get there. For example, if you want to lose 30 pounds, you will need to realize that it won't happen overnight. You will need to take the right steps (and most likely, many steps) to get there.

In order to be successful, you need to have a clear mindset.  You will need to exercise patience and be persistent.  One phrase that applies now would be..."Rome wasn't built in a day."  Give your goals time and focus on creating a solid foundation that will help you reach what you want to achieve.
No matter what your resolutions are for the year ahead, (fitness or not), here are some helpful steps to setting realistic goals for yourself.


Reflect on the year behind you.

While it is usually good advice not to dwell on the past, when you are setting goals it is a good idea to do just that.  It is important to think about what you have done - what worked, what didn't work and come up with a plan on how you can do things differently.  For motivation, you can make a list of your accomplishments - none are too small to record.  Even the smallest accomplishment is a stepping stone to the finish line.


Make your goals M.A.T.

Measureable:  Whether that means weighing yourself, testing your body fat, or doing some kind of assessment, make sure know where you are starting and track along the way.  Keep a journal to record everything you are doing (e.g. workouts, food, weight amounts, etc. ).  It may sound tedious and/or difficult, but keep in mind what I mentioned in my opening paragraph - you must be determined and disciplined.
Achievable:  Set realistic goals for yourself.  Like I said before, if you want to lose 30 pounds, you can't expect it to happen overnight.   Don't make your goal impossible to reach.  You can and will get there but you must be patient and come up with a timeline that makes sense. For example, an achievable goal could be to complete one fitness class a week, or do strength training once a week... the list goes on.
Timed: Your goals should have a deadline.  Setting a deadline helps you focus your efforts, develop a more structured plan for actually achieving the goal, and creates a sense of urgency.  Those three things can be motivating.

One last piece of advice... Be Flexible
While it is important to make your goal specific, it is also important to allow yourself to alter it as you progress with your fitness journey. Perhaps a goal that seemed right for you when you started, now seems too hard to maintain.  Allow yourself the flexibility to alter the course.

As always, the fabulous Personal Trainers at Prescription Fitness are there to help guide you and encourage you along the way.  2020 is right around the corner - start setting some goals! Go to

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7 - 10:30a - Senior Guest Lecture Series - What's New in the Historic District: Farmers Exchange, South Town & More, Matt Wiederhold, Director, Main Street Medina
Lunch provided by Life Care Center

14  - Parents Night Out

21 - 10:30a - Senior Guest Lecture Series - A Healthy Heart, Dr. Jeffrey Hershey, Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic.  Lunch provided by Danbury Senior Living

28 - 10:30a - Senior Guest Lecture Series - Cool, Calm & Invested: Investment Strategies for Seniors, George Hoose, Financial Advisor.  Lunch provided by Edward Jones

6 - 10:30a - Senior Guest Lecture Series - Hello Kidneys! How are you? Barb Harshey, Volunteer, National Kidney Foundation.  Lunch provided by Pearlview Rehab & Wellness Center

13 - Dive in Movie Night