Senior Lecture Series
Our Senior Center Lecture Series offers rare opportunities to hear from top thinkers, artists, chefs, authors, and innovators in intimate conversations that connect, enrich, and inspire. Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30am. No RSVP needed.
The Lincolns in the White House
Tuesday, February 28, 10:30am
It was with trepidation that the Lincolns began to explore the Executive Mansion on the morning after the inauguration. The new President, who was totally indifferent to his surroundings, concluded that the mansion was in good shape, but the First Lady came up with a very different verdict. While the President raised armies, she began transforming the President’s house into an appropriate setting for the leader of a great nation.
Above & Beyond (film & discussion)
Tuesday, March 7, 10:30am
In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of ‘Machal’ – volunteers from abroad – this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.
Adapting Your Home to Stay at Home
Tuesday, March 14, 10:30am
Facilitator: Ron Henlein, People Working Cooperatively
Learn about the services provided by People Working Cooperatively (no cost, income based) and Whole Home Modifications (fee-based services). We’ll discuss the best practices in and around your home for fall prevention and we’ll learn about the resources available to stay healthy and active.
High Blood Sugar: What Does this Mean?
Tuesday, March 21, 10:30am
Facilitator: Diane Schneider, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
Dianne Schneider has been a dietitian for over 35 years and a diabetes educator for the past 10 years. Dianne will discuss the difference between prediabetes and diabetes, and explain how simple diet and lifestyle changes can improve your health. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Elephants: Nature’s Masterpiece
Tuesday, March 28, 10:30am
Facilitator: Sandy Spitz, Zoo Volunteer
Come along as we marvel at emotional, social, and intellectual awareness of these magnificent animals.
Growing Up in Iran in the 50s & 60s: A Jewish Perspective
Tuesday, April 4, 10:30am
Facilitator: Fouad Ezra
Fouad Ezra was born and grew up in a Sephardic Jewish family during the golden era for Jews in Iran. He will share his own experiences before and stories from friends and relatives about the Jewish community in Iran after the 1979 revolution. Come one, come all and listen to his stories as you take delight in tasting some Persian sweets.
Golden Age of Cincinnati Artists
Tuesday, April 25, 10:30am
Facilitator: Heritage Programs Docent
The Golden Age of Cincinnati artists was from 1840 to 1900. Many of the local artists founded art schools and clubs, were internationally known, and influenced other notable artists around the world. This program explores the personalities, art work, and homes of several of Cincinnati’s early artists.
Fridays, 10:30 – 11:45am
Facilitator: Ann Pappalardo, MSW, LISW
This lively discussion group examines a wide variety of topics of interest.