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MATHER TELEPHONE TOPICS
September 2021

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Inner Balance Meditation WATCH ON ZOOM
Lin Shook, Instructor
Wednesday, September 1, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Balance body, mind, and soul with a few minutes of easy Tai Chi movements followed by sitting meditation.

Andy Griffith
Jim Gibbons, Presenter
Wednesday, September 1, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET Andy Samuel Griffith was an American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and television.

Brain Health, More!
Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker
Wednesday, September 1, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Keep your fuzzy brain at bay! Let’s create more new fun pathways to a healthier mind.

Qi Gong WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Wednesday, September 1, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn a guided system of coordinated body postures, movements, breathing, and meditation to facilitate optimal health.

Gentle Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Jan Smith, Yoga Instructor
Thursday, September 2, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
A veteran yoga teacher guides you through a workout suitable for beginners or a good stretch for more advanced students. Some exercises can be adapted for use with a chair.

Around the World in 60 Minutes
Heather Braoudakis, Vocalist
Thursday, September 2, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
We are headed for all seven continents with our favorite songs like “Slow Boat to China,” “Road to Morocco,” “April in Paris,” and more.

Exercise & Self Care WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, September 2, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Paige will discuss why consistent exercise is linked to increased productivity and mental focus, helping you feel happier and more relaxed.

Circle of Friends WATCH ON ZOOM
Betsy Burton Kelly, River Forest Township & Barb Bodner, Arbor West Neighbors
Thursday, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
A four-part series exclusively for those who attended the August 26th introductory session.

All Things Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Friday, September 3, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
The practical: Get started and keep going! Meet challenges, build a support system, and get inspired. The practices: We’ll explore dozens together. Learn one every week.

Fit around the House WATCH ON ZOOM
Randi Kant, MS, MPH, CHES, CWP, CPT, Certified Intrinsic Coach
Friday, September 3, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Staying physically active is the best thing you can do to maintain functionality and independence. Learn specific movements to gain lasting benefits.

Still & Quiet: Why We Need It Now More Than Ever WATCH ON ZOOM
Caryl Derenfeld, Joy Fueled Souls
Friday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Find out how we can re-energize ourselves with moments of quiet in hectic times.

Favorite Songs from the American Film Institute (AFI) WATCH ON ZOOM
Madeline Morgan & Bob Salone, Musicians
Friday, September 3, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Madeline Morgan and Bob Salone have chosen their favorites from AFI’s top 100 songs. Countdown to the #1 song with information about the films included along the way.

Mind & Body Practices WATCH ON ZOOM
Jaci McCarty, Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher
Tuesday, September 7, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Using the pillars of mind, body, heart, and breath, learn meditation and relaxation techniques. All levels welcome.

Wabi-Sabi Living Series, #3 WATCH ON ZOOM
Kate Marrs, Presenter
Tuesday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Discover deeper meaning and release yourself from old habits, attachments, and beliefs. Find a new and better way of life.

Chair Ballet Stretch WATCH ON ZOOM
Jeanine Dent, Instructor
Tuesday, September 7, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Learn stretching and strengthening techniques using ballet positions and focusing on hip flexors, core strength, and spinal alignment.

Chair Exercise WATCH ON ZOOM
Terrance Walless, Dr. of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Tuesday, September 7, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Terrance leads us in a class designed to improve strength, balance, and endurance. All you need is a chair!

Tech Questions WATCH ON ZOOM
Vivian Chazen, Mather
Tuesday, September 7, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Bring any and all questions about your tech gadgets, the internet, or the basics.

The Television Life of Richard Nixon WATCH ON ZOOM
Walter Podrazik, Author, Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television
Wednesday, September 8, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Over the years, September was often a pivotal month for Richard Nixon. Wally covers some of the key September events in Nixon’s political life that played out on television, along with plenty of other Nixon TV highlights in between.

Traits That Keep Us Going
Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker
Wednesday, September 8, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Jeanne will discuss some character traits you may or may not possess and their possible impact on your life, whether it be hope, fear, curiosity, or courage.

Super Foods for Brain Health WATCH ON ZOOM
Dr. Carla Hightower, MD, MBA, Living Health Works
Wednesday, September 8, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn about specific foods that can play a role in keeping your brain healthy.

James Arness
Rich Lang, Media Historian
Wednesday, September 8, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET Rich will discuss the life and career of actor James Arness, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon for 20 years on the CBS television series Gunsmoke.

Gentle Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Jan Smith, Yoga Instructor
Thursday, September 9, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
A veteran yoga teacher guides you through a workout suitable for beginners or a good stretch for more advanced students. Some exercises can be adapted for use with a chair.

Mosaic Masterpieces WATCH ON ZOOM
Casey Pax, Mather
Thursday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Join Casey for a discussion of the history of mosaics going all the way back to ancient Greece and even earlier. Additionally, we’ll talk about how the art form continues to thrive today and how you can incorporate it into your own art practice.

Active Adult Exercise WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, September 9, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Join Paige as she leads us in a 45-minute session of seated and standing exercises that will boost your mind and body.

Angels in Our Life
Marion Mango, Poet & Writer
Friday, September 10, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Marion shares stories—and welcomes yours—about angels in our lives.

Simply Strong WATCH ON ZOOM
Randi Kant, MS, MPH, CHES, CWP, CPT, Certified Intrinsic Coach
Friday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a guided strength-training routine that can be done in the comfort of your home.

Storytelling with Megan
Megan Wells, National Touring Storyteller, 2016 Oracle Winner
Friday, September 10, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Hear a master storyteller read a thought-provoking short story, followed by a discussion.

Songs of the Singing Cowboys
Rick Pickren, Musician
Friday, September 10, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Saddle up and ride down the trail with Rick as he sings some of America’s favorite Western classics like “Back in the Saddle Again,” “The Red River Valley,” “Home on the Range,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” “My Darling Clementine,” and more!

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Monday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Learn simple breathing and focusing techniques you can do to help reduce stress and multiply your “happiness factor”!

Chair Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Monday, September 13, 12:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET
Through a series of stretching postures and breathing techniques, yoga develops strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance.

Book Look
Marion Mango, Poet & Writer
Monday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Let’s talk about your favorite book and share recommendations for books and authors.

Mind & Body Practices WATCH ON ZOOM
Jaci McCarty, Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher
Tuesday, September 14, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Using the pillars of mind, body, heart, and breath, learn meditation and relaxation techniques. All levels welcome.

A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness WATCH ON ZOOM
Kate Marrs, Presenter
Tuesday, September 14, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Discover perspectives on happiness from counselor/psychotherapist Ira Israel. Learn doable steps, tips, and ways to approach life in order to increase your happiness quotient.

Senior Medicare Patrol Basics WATCH ON ZOOM
Jesus Enriquez, Outreach Information Specialist, AgeOptions
Tuesday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Learn about ways to protect, detect, and report Medicare fraud.

Chair & Standing Exercise: One-Mile Walk at Home WATCH ON ZOOM
Terrance Walless, Dr. of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Tuesday, September 14, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Cover a virtual half-mile distance by walking in place at home or performing a modified seated walk. All you need is a sturdy chair and some water to stay hydrated.

Coloring & Conversation WATCH ON ZOOM
Vivian Visser, Presenter
Tuesday, September 14, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Use materials you have on hand and unwind while we enjoy coloring and conversation.

Inner Balance Meditation WATCH ON ZOOM
Lin Shook, Instructor
Wednesday, September 15, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Balance body, mind, and soul with a few minutes of easy tai chi movements followed by sitting meditation.

Facts about North Dakota
Joe Cunniff, Instructor, DePaul University
Wednesday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Let’s explore interesting facts, fascinating history, fun trivia, and jokes about the State of North Dakota. We’ll also sing some songs from the Great American Songbook.

More Useless Information
Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker
Wednesday, September 15, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Impress your friends with your wacky knowledge. Let’s expand your knowledge and have some fun at the same time!

Qi Gong WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Wednesday, September 15, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn a guided system of coordinated body postures, movements, breathing, and meditation to facilitate optimal health.

Female Detectives on Film WATCH ON ZOOM
Steven Frenzel, Film Historian
Wednesday, September 15, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Celebrate a century of the fiercest women in law enforcement portrayed in the movies.

Gentle Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Jan Smith, Yoga Instructor
Thursday, September 16, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
A veteran yoga teacher guides you through a workout suitable for beginners or a good stretch for more advanced students. Some exercises can be adapted for use with a chair.

Give Yourself a Break WATCH ON ZOOM
Deborah Hawkins, Author
Thursday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Join Deborah and explore activities that will refresh and renew your spirit.

Active Adult Exercise WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Join Paige as she leads us in a 45-minute session of seated and standing exercises that will boost your mind and body.

All Things Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Friday, September 17, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
The practical: Get started and keep going! Meet challenges, build a support system, and get inspired. The practices: We’ll explore dozens together. Learn one every week.

Simply Well WATCH ON ZOOM
Randi Kant, MS, MPH, CHES, CWP, CPT, Certified Intrinsic Coach
Friday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
This monthly session will focus on some small, yet surprisingly powerful actions that can exert a big effect on our overall physical and mental health.

First Ladies: Caroline Harrison
Ricki Saady, Presenter
Friday, September 17, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Learn more about the life of Caroline Harrison, First Lady from 1889 until her death in 1892. The wife of Benjamin Harrison, she was also a teacher of music.

Macbeth WATCH ON ZOOM
Jean Joslyn, Opera Lovers Lecturer Corps
Friday, September 17, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Verdi created a stunning portrait of the most power-hungry couple that ever appeared on the stage. Macbeth’s bloody ascent to the throne of Scotland, supported by his wife’s all-consuming ambition, led to disaster for both.

How the States & Capitals Got Their Names, Part 2
Marion Mango, Poet & Writer
Friday, September 17, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Did you ever wonder how your state and state capital got their names? Marion will share more backstory and history.

Types of Medicare Fraud WATCH ON ZOOM
Jesus Enriquez, Outreach Information Specialist, AgeOptions
Monday, September 20, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join Jesus and learn about common types of Medicare fraud.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Monday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Learn simple breathing and focusing techniques you can do to help reduce stress and multiply your “happiness factor”!

Chair Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Monday, September 20, 12:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET
Through a series of stretching postures and breathing techniques, yoga develops strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance.

Mind & Body Practices WATCH ON ZOOM
Jaci McCarty, Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher
Tuesday, September 21, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Using the pillars of mind, body, heart, and breath, learn meditation and relaxation techniques. All levels welcome.

Antarctica: Effects of Global Changes & Secrets of the Ice WATCH ON ZOOM
Kate Marrs, Presenter
Tuesday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Antarctica’s environment is unlike any on Earth. We’ll explore the past, present, and future of Antarctica, which has recently experienced record changes in climate.

Movement Therapy WATCH ON ZOOM
Jeanine Dent, Instructor
Tuesday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
This structured class uses chairs for seated work and chair backs, countertops, or tables for balance exercises. The goal is to increase coordination, balance, flexibility, and strength.

Exercise & Aging WATCH ON ZOOM
Terrance Walless, Dr. of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Tuesday, September 21, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Does exercise reverse aging? What does the research say? Join Terrance to learn how to live healthier and longer.

Tech Questions WATCH ON ZOOM
Vivian Chazen, Mather
Tuesday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Bring any and all questions about your tech gadgets, the internet, or the basics.

Resentment or Peace of Mind? You Can Choose
Ann Dionne, Author & Certified Life Coach
Wednesday, September 22, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
When someone you care about hurts you, you can sometimes respond with anger, resentment, and even thoughts of revenge. Ann will share mindful tools to help you embrace forgiveness and learn to move forward.

Let’s Talk
Joe Cunniff, Instructor, DePaul University
Wednesday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Joe speaks “off the cuff” in a presentation that might include comedy, variety, interviews, travel stories, talk about food, fun facts, surprises, and great American songs.

Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker
Wednesday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Join Jeanne and learn about the fascinating history of everyday things!

Qi Gong WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Wednesday, September 22, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn a guided system of coordinated body postures, movements, breathing, and meditation to facilitate optimal health.

Lorne Greene
Rich Lang, Media Historian
Wednesday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Lorne Greene was a Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer. His notable television roles include Ben Cartwright on Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the original science-fiction series Battlestar Galactica as well as Galactica 1980.

Gentle Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Jan Smith, Yoga Instructor
Thursday, September 23, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
A veteran yoga teacher guides you through a workout suitable for beginners or a good stretch for more advanced students. Some exercises can be adapted for use with a chair.

Ekphrasis: Exploring Art & Poetry WATCH ON ZOOM
Caroline Edasis, Director of Creative Arts, Mather
Thursday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Join Caroline and explore interactions between art and poetry. You’ll hear poems inspired by works of art and follow a series of simple prompts to create your own writings.

Active Adult Exercise WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, September 23, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Join Paige as she leads us in a 45-minute session of seated and standing exercises that will boost your mind and body.

All Things Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Friday, September 24, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
The practical: Get started and keep going! Meet challenges, build a support system, and get inspired. The practices: We’ll explore dozens together. Learn one every week.

Simply Strong WATCH ON ZOOM
Randi Kant, MS, MPH, CHES, CWP, CPT, Certified Intrinsic Coach
Friday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a guided strength-training routine that can be done in the comfort of your home.

Storytelling with Will
Will Casey, Theatre Department, Columbia College Chicago
Friday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Enjoy a tale delivered by a master storyteller and then join a discussion about the story.

Time for Us: Let’s Chat! WATCH ON ZOOM
Kate Marrs, Presenter & Lisa Evans, Mather
Friday, September 24, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join Kate and Lisa to explore your own ideas, experiences, considerations, and questions. You’re invited for some uplifting, meaningful conversation time together.

National Falls Prevention Awareness Week WATCH ON ZOOM
Peggy Tully, Health Education Implementation Coordinator, AgeOptions
Monday, September 27, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join Peggy in a discussion of fall-prevention strategies and learn about ways to make your home safe.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Monday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Learn simple breathing and focusing techniques you can do to help reduce stress and multiply your “happiness factor”!

Chair Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Monday, September 27, 12:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET
Through a series of stretching postures and breathing techniques, yoga develops strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance.

Mind & Body Practices WATCH ON ZOOM
Jaci McCarty, Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher
Tuesday, September 28, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Using the pillars of mind, body, heart, and breath, learn meditation and relaxation techniques. All levels welcome.

Benefits of Almond Milk WATCH ON ZOOM
Kate Marrs, Presenter
Tuesday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Discover 21 benefits of almond milk for the skin, hair, and other parts of your body. You’ll even learn how to make your own almond milk!

Coloring & Conversation WATCH ON ZOOM
Vivian Visser, Presenter
Tuesday, September 28, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Use materials you have on hand and unwind while we enjoy coloring and conversation.

Chair Exercise WATCH ON ZOOM
Terrance Walless, Dr. of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Tuesday, September 28, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Terrance leads us in a class designed to improve strength, balance, and endurance. All you need is a chair!

Your Turn: Feedback on Telephone Topics WATCH ON ZOOM
Lisa Evans, Mather
Wednesday, September 29, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Here’s your chance to give your opinion on specific topics you liked and didn’t like, what you’d like to hear more about, or even topics you’d like to present.

Travel Stories: Journey from England to Ireland
Joe Cunniff, Instructor, DePaul University
Wednesday, September 29, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Travel with Joe as he shares more fun adventures and attractions along his travel journeys.

Ancient Aliens, Part 3
Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker
Wednesday, September 29, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Join us for more about ancient aliens! Are we alone in the universe? Have we been visited in the past? Will they return? Who are they?

Qi Gong WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Wednesday, September 29, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn a guided system of coordinated body postures, movements, breathing, and meditation to facilitate optimal health.

Requested Favorite Songs WATCH ON ZOOM
Brian Salgado, Presenter
Wednesday, September 29, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Hear a song selected by you! Join us to make your special request and sing along.

Gentle Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Jan Smith, Yoga Instructor
Thursday, September 30, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
A veteran yoga teacher guides you through a workout suitable for beginners or a good stretch for more advanced students. Some exercises can be adapted for use with a chair.

Apple Harvest WATCH ON ZOOM
Caryl Derenfeld, Joy Fueled Souls
Thursday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Join in to learn about apples: health benefits, the Johnny Appleseed legend, and more.

Active Adult Exercise WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Join Paige as she leads us in a 45-minute session of seated and standing exercises that will boost your mind and body!

Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s WATCH ON ZOOM
The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter
Thursday, September 30, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
This program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others. Learn the next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor.

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