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Register for a host of free, low-cost classes this month at our community center

ATX CARDIAC MEDICAL LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
ATX Cardiac is a program to promote health and stress management. ATX Cardiac will improve respiratory function and circulation, increase balance, build strength and muscle tone and is a preventative measure for cardiovascular disease. The 1-hour program takes place at 10:30 a.m. October 13, 20 and 27 and November 2.
Cost is a $10 lab fee payable to instructor.  Reference course #5564 when registering.
 
SENIOR EMPOWERMENT GROUP
This free education and support group is for people 50 and older who feel they have experienced abuse including verbal, financial, psychological or physical. The focus is on setting limits and managing conflicts within families. The group meets from noon to 2 p.m. each Wednesday through November 29. Reference course #5560 when registering.
 
U.S. HISTORY OF THE LATE 19TH CENTURY
This free class provides an in-depth study of the most important events in U.S. history from the end of the Civil War to the end of the 19th century. Using a variety of resources, students learn about this epoch in American history. The program takes place Mondays at 10 a.m. through November 20.  Reference course #5551 when registering.
 
IT’S YOUR MONEY SERIES
“It’s Your Money” series offers objective education about your money including fixed-income investments, annuities, mutual funds and long-term care insurance. This free program is on Thursdays at 10 a.m. through October 26.  Reference course #5550 when registering.
 
CONSTITUTION 101
Instructor Bob Hayes discusses the Founding Fathers and Framers within the Declaration of Independence, 1787 Constitutional Convention and Articles of the U.S. Constitution. This informative and educational course is on Thursdays at 4 p.m. through November 16.  Reference course #5517 when registering.
 
GUIDED AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Guided autobiography is a process that helps your recall and record the significant moments of your life. Led by Volunteer Action for Aging, this interactive class will teach you how to write your own life story. The class takes place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. through November 9.  Reference course #5593 when registering.
 
MEDICARE – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you are puzzled about Medicare, this program is for you! Learn how it works, when and how to enroll and anything else you need to know during this free program at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17. Reference course #5561 when registering.
 
PUMPKIN WINE GLASS CANDLE HOLDER
Tap your creative side in this fun class on October 19. Using paint and a little imagination, you will learn how to turn a wine glass into a pumpkin candle holder that’s perfect for Halloween. The class is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10. Reference course #5587 when registering.
 
WOULD YOU KNOW A STROKE IF YOU HAD ONE?
Meet members of Mission Neurosciences Institute’s Stroke Team Dr. Joey Gee and registered nurse Diana Tai to learn about the risk factors for stroke. They will discuss the signs and symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one experiences a stroke. This free program is at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24. Reference course #5582 when registering.
 
HEALTHIER, HAPPIER AGING YOU
Managing stress, eating right, exercising and wearing sunscreen are just a few things we know help promote health and longevity. Dr. Mitchell Wainwright shares several useful tips for preserving our aging bodies in this free program at 1 p.m. on October 26. Reference course #5316 when registering.
 
MEDITATION SERIES
Learn about meditation with energetic keys to rejuvenation. This class focuses on education and calmness with varied “REIKI” energies.  Cost is $5.  The program is at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17. Reference course #5571 when registering.
 
The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center is located at 24932 Veterans Way. Enroll in all classes at cityofmissionviejo.org/register or call 949-470-3062 for more information.

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