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Glenmeadow Learning

Presented by scholars and professionals, Glenmeadow Learning classes provide personal enrichment opportunities on campus, as well as in the greater community. The programs are free and open to the public, but seating is limited and advance registration is required.


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Seniors and Wellness: Health Tips from the HealthPROs

September 26, 2017 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Because we know that active seniors are more content, physical therapist Katrina Francis will provide a health and wellness smorgasbord, offering tips and techniques on a broad range of topics. Learn how to improve your core strength, boost your brain function with snacks, and incorporate safe driving practices into your travels. Katrina will also offer an overview on the benefits of meditation, complete with a demonstration of seated yoga you can do at home.

Katrina Francis is a physical therapist who holds a doctorate of physical therapy. She serves as the director for HealthPRO’s outpatient rehabilitation program, through which physical therapy is offered on site for Glenmeadow residents.

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Rock ’n’ Talk: Young@Heart Film and Q&A with Chorus Members

October 11, 2017 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we view the award-winning Walker George documentary Young@Heart, featuring the enchanting Young@Heart Chorus. In the film, these octogenarians belt out tunes from Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancin‘ in the Dark” to David Bowie’s “Golden Years.” After the screening, take part in a question-and-answer session with Young@Heart singers and learn about their backgrounds and musical inspiration.

Directed by Bob Cilman, the current performers in Young@Heart® range in age from 73 to 89. There are some with prior professional theater or music experience, others who have performed extensively on the amateur level, and some who never stepped onto a stage before turning 80.

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Groovin’ with the Oldies: Open Rehearsal of Young@Heart Chorus

November 6, 2017 • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A behind-the-scenes chance to watch the Young@Heart chorus learn and rehearse new songs, accompanied by piano. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the chorus. Its home base is in Western Massachusetts, and the group has been touring across the globe for over 20 years. The current singers keep the spirit of the early corps alive and continue to push and challenge the chorus into glorious new directions.

Directed by Bob Cilman, the current performers in Young@Heart® range in age from 73 to 89. There are some with prior professional theater or music experience, others who have performed extensively on the amateur level, and some who never stepped onto a stage before turning 80.

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Through the Binoculars: Birds, Wildlife, and Climate Change

December 8, 2017 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Patti Steinman of the Massachusetts Audubon Society will lead a talk on New England birds and wildlife and share her observations on how climate change is affecting those species. The Audubon Society oversees 79 birding areas in the state, representing populations from orioles to whip-poor-wills. Patti will also talk about changes in the moose, black bear, bald eagle, and peregrine falcon populations.

Patti Steinman has been part of the Mass Audubon family for almost 30 years. She has a master’s degree in science from Antioch New England Graduate School. She received the 2011 Non-formal Environmental Educator of the Year award.

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