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Events

Sep 21
Sep 21

One-Session Class: A Day in the Life of a Hospice Therapist and Chaplain

Hospice offers amazing support for people who are dying, but it brings up complicated questions. Is it better to talk about dying or not? Does signing on to hospice mean we are “giving up” on life? What do we do when a loved one cannot eat anymore? What do those Elizabeth Kübler-Ross five stages of grief look like in reality?Karen Kittredge served as a psychotherapist and hospice chaplain for 35 years in mental health, nursing home, and hospice settings. Now she gratefully writes and shares her stories.
11:15 am12:45 pm
Sep 23
Sep 23

Travel SIG

Paris - Kim Haynes
3:15 pm4:15 pm
Sep 24
Sep 24

Pfaudler Lecture: Interrupt Racism

Presented by Dr. Seanell Hawkins, President & CEO Urban League of Rochester.
12:15 pm1:30 pm
Sep 25
Sep 25

Virtual Social / Wine Tasting Event: Italian Whites

Hosted by Tom Low
Location: Zoom
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Sep 28
Sep 28

One-Session Class: How We Hear and Why We Don’t

This class deals with the pathologic anatomy of hearing loss. Hearing is an extremely complicated process. People with normal hearing take it for granted. It is effortless, but it becomes effortful when you begin to lose it. Elise will help the class explore this with her unique perspective.Elise de Papp, a retired pathologist, has given many courses on a wide diversity of topics including issues in audiology, a subject with which she has personal experience.
11:15 am12:45 pm
Sep 28
Sep 28

Winter Course Proposals Due

4:30 pm
Sep 30
Sep 30

Course Offerings Committee Meeting

Review of Winter course proposals
Location: Zoom
3:15 pm4:45 pm
Oct 01
Oct 1

Pfaudler Lecture: The ACLU & the Black Lives Matter Movement

Presented by Iman Abid, Director of NYCLU Genesee Valley Chapter.
12:15 pm1:30 pm
Oct 05
Oct 5

One-Session Class: Fascinating Israel

This travelogue of a March 2016 tour of Israel provides an up-close look at the treasure trove of historical and biblical sights as well as an appreciation of the accomplishments and beauty of modern Israel.Bob Vukosic is an experienced course leader who enjoys researching topics that impact our lives and sharing his findings with other Osher members.
11:15 am12:45 pm
Oct 07
Oct 7

Executive Committee Meeting

3:15 pm4:15 pm
Oct 08
Oct 8

Pfaudler Lecture: Freedom – A Shared Sacrifice: New York’s African American Civil War Soldiers

Presented by Marjory Allen Perez, Author & Former Wayne County Historian.
12:15 pm1:30 pm
Oct 12
Oct 12

One-Session Class: Modern Egypt: A Recent Visitor’s View

Most travelers to Egypt focus on the ancient world of pyramids and mummies. Michelle’s focus during her March trip was on modern Egypt. Her visit was inspired by reading The New Yorker magazine’s Egypt correspondent Peter Hessler’s “The Buried” about his family’s life in Cairo during and immediately after the revolution. As always, Michelle’s presentation will be illustrated with her photos. Optional Text:The Buried by Peter Hessler.Michelle Turner has taught several one-session and full-term classes on a variety of topics. Her photos have been exhibited at Osher and at galleries in Rochester.
11:15 am12:45 pm
Oct 14
Oct 14

Course Offerings Committee Meeting

3:15 pm4:45 pm
Oct 15
Oct 15

Pfaudler Lecture: RIT Online: Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Adult Learners Across the Globe

Presented by Thérèse Hannigan, Director of RIT Online Learning (ranked among the best nationwide).
12:15 pm1:30 pm
Oct 16
Oct 16

Apple/Mac SIG

Join us for tips on how to get the most out of your iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Feel free to bring questions!
Location: Zoom
1:30 pm3:00 pm
Oct 19
Oct 19

One-Session Class: The Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

The Titan II was our first ICBM capable of instantaneous launch 24-7. We will discuss it from the perspective of a former Launch Officer. This course will be paired with another single-session course The Yom Kippur War. Neither course is a prerequisite for the other.Dick Scott served as a Titan II Launch Officer from 1972 to 1974 at the apex of the Cold War arms race. He has led many Osher courses.
11:15 am12:45 pm
Oct 21
Oct 21

Council Meeting - Osher

3:15 pm4:15 pm
Oct 22
Oct 22

Pfaudler Lecture: Policing in Rochester: What Now? Policy Changes after the Death of George Floyd

Presented by La’Ron Singletary, RPD Police Chief.
12:15 pm1:30 pm
Oct 23
Oct 23

News & Events Submission Deadline

Any member may submit their photos, “shout-outs,” or articles to oshernews@yahoo.com for inclusion in the monthly newsletter.
4:30 pm4:31 pm
Oct 26
Oct 26

One-Session Class: The Yom Kippur War: Israel’s Last Conventional War

In October 1973 Israel fought and won the existential Yom Kippur War. We will discuss this conflict from the perspective of an ICBM Launch Officer who happened to be on “alert” during the crucial tank battle between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights.On one day in 1973, Dick Scott arrived at his pre-departure briefing for his scheduled Titan II alert expecting a routine day. It was anything but routine.
11:15 am12:45 pm

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