Fall Learning Topics Include Relationships, Sex, Trivia

Fall Learning Topics Include Relationships, Sex, Trivia

August 14, 2018

Our fall Glenmeadow Learning and Getaways programs kick off in earnest on Tuesday, August 28 at 3 p.m. at our life plan community with Sneak Peeks: Our Upcoming Programs and Trips.

Don’t miss this overview of our fall and winter line-up of educational offerings on topics ranging from trivia to sex and older adults. We’ll also tell you about our day and evening trips to musical, dance, and theater performances.

Plus, you’ll get a first look at a 10-day cultural adventure we have planned to London in 2019. Refreshments will be served, and all your questions will be answered. To register, call Julie Jediny at 413.355.5972 or email jjediny@glenmeadow.org or register online at glenmeadow.org/events

Below, we give you a glimpse at the fall programming for Glenmeadow Learning. If you see something that interests you, contact us for details or to register at 413.567.7800 or email learning@glenmeadow.org.

Our August 21 blog post will focus on Glenmeadow Getaways programs.

The Family Table: Building Meaningful Relationships


Noon–2 p.m.


Many older adults live on their own and miss the experience of meeting others or building longtime relation­ships through fellowship. Enjoy an appetizer, main course, and dessert on us while you make new con­nections in an intimate dining setting, complete with engag­ing conversation on what community means to you. Your tablemates will include residents and staff members, and they will prompt lively discussion on topics of interest to you. Make reservations early as these fine-dining events are limited to five participants.

Sex and Older Adults: Intimacy, with a Dash of Humor


10 a.m.–noon

Bay Path University, East Campus

Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center

1 Denslow Road

East Longmeadow

Jane Fleishman, an expert on the sexual well-being of older adults, will present research, trends, tips, and skills, addressing both individuals with partners as well as singles, for whom Jane has a message on life’s transitions. Participants may take part in conversations about sexual fluidity and learn how to apply the knowledge in their own lives. Jane knows people may arrive feeling a bit awkward; she says she’ll get them laughing and will make things fun as well as interesting. Jane is a certified sexuality educator and holds a doctoral degree from the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University in Pennsylvania. She has written extensively about sex and older adults and has a podcast on the topic.

Dementia and Brain Health: Risk Factors, Interventions, Research


10 a.m.–noon


This comprehensive presentation by Kelsey Gosselin of the Alzheimer’s Association will cover topics from the pathology and detection/diagno­sis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to updates on clinical trials, and thoughts on prevention. Kelsey will also speak about the differences between various types of dementia and provide the latest research. The session will include time for questions from the audience. Kelsey is the manager of medical and scientific research engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter.

Test of Wits: A Trivia Challenge for Older Adults


10 a.m.–noon

Western New England University

Sleith Hall / Wood Auditorium

1215 Wilbraham Road


Because we know that stimulating the brain is as important for older adults as keeping physically fit, we bring you a trivia challenge in a collegiate setting at Western New England University. Political consultant Tony Cignoli will serve as our emcee, quizzing you in topic areas including history, arts and culture, and well­ness. Study up! We’ll have prizes! Tony, a Springfield native, is the president of the A. L. Cignoli Company. He has broad-scope knowledge on politics, govern­ment, international affairs, and local culture.

Glenmeadow Learning is one of many free programs Glenmeadow offers to members of the wider community. And these programs represent only one facet of our life plan community’s mission to serve seniors across the region and to operate as a socially accountable organization.

Glenmeadow Learning programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, visit our Events page, or contact us at 413.567.7800 or email learning@glenmeadow.org.

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