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.
Music Hall: Evolution of an Icon
July 11, 10:30am
Speaker: Music Hall Docent
Cincinnati Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark, is living history. Learn how Cincinnati Music Hall came to be and why it was the envy of the midwest in the 19th century. Discover its unique role in Cincinnati’s history, when culture and commerce went hand-in-glove, and learn how it reflects the spirit of the past and present as the cornerstone of the 21st century renaissance of Cincinnati’s historic heart.
Epilepsy: What You Need to Know at All Ages
July 18, 10:30am
Speaker: Tom Koprowski, Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation plays an important role in the lives of thousands of individuals with seizures by offering unique programs to counter the often devastating effects of epilepsy. Learn more about this condition that can affect people of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds, and is most likely to begin in early childhood or old age. We will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of epilepsy, and identify any possible preventive measures.
Saving Species with Science
July 25, 10:30am
Speaker: Fouad Ezra, Cincinnati Zoo
The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW), which is part of the Cincinnati Zoo, is a unique, state-of-the-art facility staffed by internationally recognized scientists who are at the forefront of research dedicated to saving endangered plants and animals from extinction. CREW’s mission is Saving Species with Science. This presentation will highlight the organization’s progress on saving exceptional plant species, Sumatran, Indian, and Black rhinos, small threatened cats, and polar bears.
Film – Boys of ’36
August 1, 10:30am
Up against Ivy Leaguers and elite German athletes, a team of working-class American rowers inspired the world by winning gold at the 1936 Olympics.
Discuss Hearing Solutions and Receive Free Hearing Screenings
August 8, 10:30am
Speaker: Martin Ray, Hearing Solutions
RSVP required for hearing screenings; contact Merle Coyle at 513.761.7500
Hearing loss can affect people of all ages, although it is most commonly associated with people as they age. Causes of hearing loss can include genetic conditions, injury, loud music, or work conditions. Martin Ray of Hearing Solutions will discuss the short- and long-term effects of hearing loss and will perform free, optional free hearing screenings.
Film – A Beautiful Earth
August 15, 10:30am
This phenomenal documentary, narrated by award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, makes you feel like you are floating in space aboard the International Space Station. Astronauts have captured breathtaking footage of the natural wonders of Earth, and are able to see the effects humans have had on the planet. Explore the galaxy, watch storms taking place on Earth from high above, and observe the stunning beauty of our planet.
Visiting Nurse Association – Medical Support in Your Own Home
August 22, 10:30am
Speaker: Sherry Vogel, Visting Nurse Association
Excellent care in the home can help people avoid hospitalization, even with chronic illness. If a hospital stay is necessary, the transition back home can be challenging. We’ll discuss how medical home care can provide the advantage of being in your own environment, with the extra support, knowledge, and tools you need to help prevent complications, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.
Birds, Penguins, Parrots, Predators, and More
August 29, 10:30am
Speaker: Cincinnati Zoo Volunteer
Did you know that not all birds fly? Or that modern-day birds don’t have teeth? Have you ever wondered how birds are able to migrate to warmer climates with such amazing accuracy? We will learn about these fascinating facts and many more in this program, which will introduce you to a variety of birds, their habits, and their habitats.