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.
Letting Go: The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation
October 24, 10:30am
Speaker: Arlene Herman, LISW
It’s never too late to learn to practice mindfulness. Research shows that mindfulness practices can reduce stress and chronic pain, as well as lower blood pressure and improve moods. Mindfulness is about calming the mind and letting go of regrets, worries, and judgments by learning to pay attention to whatever is happening in the present moment.
Evolution of the Fernald Preserve
October 31, 10:30am
Speaker: Penny Borgman, Fernald
Preserve Visitors Center
Travel through time to learn about the many chapters of the Fernald Preserve, with its dramatic history of changing land use over time. Beginning with the Cold War, over 40 years of uranium-refining was followed by a comprehensive environmental cleanup and extensive ecological restoration. The site now serves as a community asset that is an undeveloped park with walking trails, meeting spaces, historical exhibits, and natural habitats. Why was the industrial work so secretive and the cleanup so well publicized? What happened to the waste materials that were removed and is it safe to visit today? Learn about the intriguing past of this fascinating area.
Getting Your Affairs in Order with Estate Planning
November 7, 10:30am
Speaker: L. John Hartmann, Legacy Planning Services, Inc.
Learn how to make a difference in the lives of the people you care about through legal and financial estate planning. Gain an understanding of choosing your beneficiaries, selecting what you want to pass along, planning for nursing home or other incapacity and end-of-life decisions, and protecting your home and assets from probate court.
Eating Healthy for the Holidays
November 14, 10:30am
Speaker: Dianne Schneider,
The holidays are coming – do you have a healthy eating plan for Thanksgiving, Chanukah or New Year’s Eve? Bring your favorite recipes and we will figure out a plan to keep you healthy!
Film: Sondheim – A Celebration at Carnegie Hall
November 21, 10:30am
An all-star cast from Broadway, the movies, and popular and classical music converge on
Carnegie Hall to celebrate the work of composer Stephen Sondheim.
November 28, 10:30am
Speaker: Ann Sutton Burke, Jewish Family Service Director of Aging & Caregiver Services
Learn what you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment options.
Fire on the Mountain: The Great Smoky Mountains Wildfire of 2016
December 5, 10:30am
Speaker: Bill Deitzer, Speaker, US National Parks
This catastrophic fire spread across a large portion of Tennessee, claiming 14 lives and destroying over 2,400 structures. Learn about the environmental and administrative series of events that influenced the fire’s enormous impact on the vacation towns and National Parks you love to visit.
The Botanical Garden: The Treasure of Our Zoo
December 12, 10:30am
Speaker: Carol Spector, Cincinnati Zoo Volunteer
With over 3,000 plant species, our beautiful Cincinnati Zoo is also an accredited botanical garden. Explore some of the beautiful gardens
that have captivated zoo visitors for more
than 140 years.
The Art of Cincinnati
December 19, 10:30am
Speaker: Amy Burke, Cincinnati Art Museum
Celebrate our city’s rich cultural heritage with this presentation of art from Cincinnati, including works by artists such as Frank Duveneck, Robert Duncanson, Rookwood Pottery, and more!
Film: American Lives, Jewish Stories
December 26, 10:30am
Follow three personal stories that explore the challenges and joys of being Jewish in America. These snapshots of Jewish life offer a compelling glimpse of the universal search for renewal, spirituality, and joy.