Courses

Easter Island in the South Pacific, the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and Machu Picchu in Peru - join Bruce Gobioff for a fascinating armchair-travel experience of these exotic locations. Submerse yourself in the region's history, geography and teeming wildlife: an enchanting exploration which includes the instructor's personal photos, stories and videos from numerous trips.


May 15, 2021 to August 19, 2021, Recorded Course
Keep it simple, make it fun. That applies to strategies for healthy living and coping with the issues of our time, such as stress, toxins and processed foods. Sugar seems to be everywhere. It adversely affects our bodies and can lead to inflammation and disease. Discover how to eliminate sugar from your diet. Simplify the struggle against high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Learn which foods help us thrive. Hear how to tap your natural energy and thrive from this moment forward.


July 30, 2021 to August 20, 2021, Online Course
Take a virtual tour of the bottom of the world. Explore the history, geography and wildlife of Antarctica and gain an appreciation of its pristine beauty. The instructor will supplement the discussion with personal photos, videos and stories from his trips to one of the world's most amazing places.


May 1, 2021 to August 19, 2021, Recorded Course
How do you choose a high quality dietary supplement to optimize your bones, joints, organs, and overall health? We'll focus on supplements, consider where they can be effective, review the evidence on side effects and the effect of interactions. Finally, we'll discuss the health benefits of the world's gold standard, the Mediterranean diet.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Online Course
You've heard about the benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation -- now it's time to do it! The gentle poses you will practice are designed specifically to stretch muscles, strengthen bones and bring flexibility to the joints. Yoga helps improve body posture, ease of movement and balance. Mindfulness and meditation help relieve stress, relax the body and quiet the mind. Get ready to improve your health while also having fun.


July 6, 2021 to August 10, 2021, Online Course
As we age, we may focus on end-of-life planning, but what about planning for unexpected legal and financial events that may occur before the end? Consider how to enhance your ease of life, from right now to the end. That can include social and family factors. Discuss the preparation and use of all legal and financial documents that can go into your life goals and estate plans.


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What is the difference between forgetfulness and cognitive impairment? What causes memory loss and is it ever reversible? Where do you begin if you want to discuss memory health with your doctor? Learn about the various forms of dementia and cognitive impairment. We'll look at how to manage memory loss and review the pros and cons of medications and dietary supplements used to prevent or treat it.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Online Course
Promote your mental well-being with mind fitness. Explore the creative and healing aspects of loving attention. Through a combination of mindfulness, self hypnosis, and meditation practices, discover ways to develop calmness, resilience and peace of mind, especially in these challenging and stressful times.


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Are you one of the 60 million Americans who suffer from persistent insomnia? What is the impact of this on your health and your ability to heal? We'll explore the causes of sleeplessness and review the pros and cons of interventions aimed at improving sleep. We'll consider prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as dietary supplements, herbal teas and mind-body-spirit lifestyle choices.


Wednesday, July 7, 2021, Online Course
Healthy choices help balance our lives. In this faith-based course, discover how to take charge of your life emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. Learn the eight principles of optimal health: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal, Outlook and Nutrition. Expect slide presentations, discussions and some homework.


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Even with COVID-induced travel bans and quarantines, you can travel the world with George Hyde's fourth "Armchair Travel" class for OLLI. George highlights unique and unappreciated attributes of some of his personal favorites among cities he's visited in a peripatetic career! This term, visit Paris, Madrid, Geneva, and Washington, DC. Boarding now!


May 1, 2021 to August 19, 2021, Recorded Course