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PDF August 2020 Telephone Topics

MATHER TELEPHONE TOPICS
August 2020

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Draw-Along: Quilt Collage WATCH ON ZOOM
Heidi Parkes, Presenter
Monday, August 3, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join a guided exercise and create a collage of a quilt pattern. We’ll make half-square triangle quilts in paper. Ideal materials needed include a glue stick, a magazine, paper, a pen, and scissors.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Monday, August 3, 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, August 3, 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.

Tai Chi WATCH ON ZOOM
Lin Shook, Instructor
Monday, August 3, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Tai chi is a series of movements performed in a slow, gentle, focused manner and
accompanied by deep breathing. Some previous experience required.

Program in Spanish
Aprenda del programa SMP WATCH ON ZOOM
Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Jesus Enriquez, Outreach and Information Specialist, AgeOptions
Conozca sobre lo que la Patrulla de Medicare brinda a sus beneficiarios y cómo
cumplimos con nuestra misión de Proteger, Detectar e Informar sobre fraudes. También
repasaremos las tendencias actuales de lo que está sucediendo en el mundo del fraude
contra Medicare, incluyendo fraude con el COVID-19.

Oldest Chicago WATCH ON ZOOM
David Witter, Author
Tuesday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
David shares stories about some historic treasures of our city, including the oldest house
(1833), oldest bar (1885), oldest restaurant (1889), and many oldest others.

American Bandstand
Heather Braoudakis, Vocalist
Tuesday, August 4, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Celebrate the early years of American Bandstand with music by artists who appeared on
the show hosted by the oldest teenager, Dick Clark. Hear music of Billy Williams, Perry
Como, Patsy Cline, and many more.

Cardio & Strength Fitness WATCH ON ZOOM
Suzanne Harris, Instructor
Tuesday, August 4, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join us for alternating 30 minutes of simple cardio programs with 10 minutes of upperand
lower-body strength exercises. Squats and lunges can be done at your level, including
simple upper-body work. Modifications are welcome!

Virtual Tech Explorations for Beginner Users WATCH ON ZOOM
Vivian Chazen, Mather
Tuesday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Do you have a question about your smartphone or how to explore the internet? Learn
something new and ask your tech questions in this weekly session.

Lincoln in the Movies WATCH ON ZOOM
Steven Frenzel, Film Historian
Wednesday, August 5, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
We’ll look at some popular films and some lesser-known ones about Abraham Lincoln in
order to try to understand why he is considered the greatest president in American history.

Facts about Maryland
Joe Cunniff, Instructor, DePaul University
Wednesday, August 5, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Let’s explore interesting facts, history, fun trivia, jokes, and songs about Maryland.

Open Mind: Say Yes to Life
Jeanne Roppolo & Kate Marrs, Presenters
Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Hear true stories of how welcoming life’s sometimes quirky experiences can lead to the
extraordinary. Discover ways to open your life to new possibilities.

Qi Gong WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Wednesday, August 5, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn a guided system of coordinated body postures and movements, breathing, and
meditation used to facilitate optimal health.

Discover Mexico & the Monarch Butterflies
Larissa Rolley, Presenter
Wednesday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Follow the monarchs to Mexico for the winter and learn about their incredible migration.

9 Steps to Better Brain Health WATCH ON ZOOM
Cynthia R. Green, PhD, Psychologist & President of Total Brain Health
Thursday, August 6, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Learn what the latest research shows we can do to sharpen our thinking, reduce our
dementia risk, and live well each day.

Your Turn: Feedback on Telephone Topics
Lisa Evans, Mather
Thursday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.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.

Novelty Toys WATCH ON ZOOM
Mardi & Stan Timm, Toy Collectors
Thursday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Hear about some of your favorite novelty toys, from X-Ray Spex to Silly Putty. You’ll get
the scoop from two of the world’s foremost experts and biggest collectors of novelty toys.

Good Posture WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, August 6, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn how maintaining proper posture affects our physical health and mental well-being.

The Blue Zones, Part 1: Travel to the Blue Zones WATCH ON ZOOM
Joan Davis, RN, Presenter
Thursday, August 6, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Joan will take you on a virtual journey to the world's Blue Zones—places where
people live not only exceptionally long, but also vibrant and healthy lives.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Friday, August 7, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join us for guided meditation to reduce stress, increase resilience, and promote calm.

Fruits & Veggies: More Matters! WATCH ON ZOOM
Randi Kant, MS, MPH, CHES, CPT, Certified Intrinsic Coach
Friday, August 7, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Get ready for all things produce! We’ll look at nutrition, shopping, storage, meal
planning, and culinary creations, as well as easy, budget-friendly ways for eating more
fruits and veggies!

Storytelling with Caroline
Caroline Latta, Theatre Department, Columbia College Chicago
Friday, August 7, 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 discussion.

Remembering Marshall Field’s WATCH ON ZOOM
Leslie Goddard, Presenter
Friday, August 7, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
This lavishly illustrated talk traces the history of Chicago’s leading department store from
its beginnings to its heyday as a fashion and service trendsetter. We’ll review the store’s
cherished traditions—from chicken pot pie and the Walnut Room to the legendary window
displays.

Teddy Roe & Policy in Chicago WATCH ON ZOOM
Mike Roe & J. D. McCallum, Authors
Friday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Hear the fascinating story of the rise and demise of Policy, the gambling game that
dominated Chicago’s South Side in the ’40s and ’50s. Teddy Roe was the king of Policy
and one of the few African American mob bosses who stood up to the Chicago Outfit.

Draw-Along: Poem Collage WATCH ON ZOOM
Heidi Parkes, Presenter
Monday, August 10, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join a guided exercise and create a collage of a poem. We’ll create and decorate a poem
with found words. Ideal materials: a glue stick, a magazine, paper, pen, and scissors.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yogaem>
Monday, August 10, 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, August 10, 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.

Tai Chi WATCH ON ZOOM
Lin Shook, Instructor
Monday, August 10, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Tai chi is a series of movements performed in a slow, gentle, focused manner and
accompanied by deep breathing. Some previous experience required.

Stress-Relief Yoga WATCH ON ZOOM
Joan McGee, Instructor
Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Improve your muscle tone and flexibility while relaxing the body and mind. Joan teaches
awareness, breath, and control while building core body strength.

Loving Ourselves
Kate Marrs, Presenter
Tuesday, August 11, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
As we give release to ourselves through acknowledgement, acceptance, and forgiveness,
we can heal ourselves and enhance our life experience and energy.

Caregiving & Creativity Chat
Sharon Smith, Mather & Ruthe Guerry, Art Therapist
Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Join a discussion about intentional self-care for the caregiver. Learn the benefits of selfcare
and simple things you can do for yourself at home on a budget.

Cardio & Strength Fitness WATCH ON ZOOM
Suzanne Harris, Instructor
Tuesday, August 11, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join us for alternating 30 minutes of simple cardio programs with 10 minutes of upperand
lower-body strength exercises. Squats and lunges can be done at your level, including
simple upper-body work. Modifications are welcome!

Virtual Tech Explorations for Advanced Users WATCH ON ZOOM
Vivian Chazen, Mather
Tuesday, August 11, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Do you have a question about your smartphone or how to explore the internet? Learn
something new and ask your tech questions in this weekly session.

Program in Spanish
Tomando Control de su Salud WATCH ON ZOOM
Jaime Peña, Community Health Worker, AgeOptions
Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Conozca algunas de las técnicas y los cuidados para llevar un estilo de vida saludable
como alimentacion sana, actividad fisica, lectura de etiquetas, entre otras más.

How to Boost & Rejuvenate Your Immune System WATCH ON ZOOM
Marla Brodsky, Registered Diet Nutritionist, LD
Wednesday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Marla will discuss how you can boost your immune system with food, supplements, and
lifestyle changes. Keeping our immune systems strong is now more important than ever!

Game Time with Jeanne: Word Detective
Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker
Wednesday, August 12, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Have fun challenging your knowledge by guessing the origins some everyday words.

Pirates in Your Backyard WATCH ON ZOOM
Amber Kelly, Tour Guide/Actress
Wednesday, August 12, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Hear the true stories of pirates on the Great Lakes, including the Fox Gang and Roaring
Dan Seavey. Hear some tales that will shiver ye timbers!

Save Money on Your Property Taxes WATCH ON ZOOM
Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer
Wednesday, August 12, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
The Cook County Treasurer joins us to explain ways in which you may be able to save
money on your property taxes. You’ll learn how to search $75 million in available
property tax refunds; search $34 million in missing property tax exemptions going back
four years; access 20 years of tax history for your Property Index Number; and more.

Cary Grant, Part 2 WATCH ON ZOOM
Brian Salgado, Presenter
Thursday, August 13, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Brian tells us more about Cary Grant’s amazing life and career.

Victory in World War II WATCH ON ZOOM
John Boda, Presenter
Thursday, August 13, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
It was the greatest world conflict ever fought, with the entire world hanging in the balance!
This presentation gives an overview of the war from the beginning to the end. In addition,
John performs some of the songs that helped win the war, along with a tribute to American
veterans.

What’s Your Favorite Flower? Part 2
Jan Smith, Presenter
Thursday, August 13, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Let’s talk more about our favorite flowers. Learn what a flower says about you, how
flowers got their names, and more.

Active Adult Exercise WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, August 13, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join Paige as she leads us for a 45-minute monthly session of seated and standing
exercises that will boost your mind and body!

Voices from the Grave
Paula Fenza, Historian
Thursday, August 13, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Paula will share some of her favorite tombstones located in cemeteries around the country.
Each tombstone has a unique story to tell about the person whose grave it marks.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Friday, August 14, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join us for guided meditation to reduce stress, increase resilience, and promote calm.

Simply Strong WATCH ON ZOOM
Randi Kant, MS, MPH, CHES, CPT, Certified Intrinsic Coach
Friday, August 14, 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 your home.

Storytelling with Caroline
Caroline Latta, Theatre Department, Columbia College Chicago
Friday, August 14, 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 discussion.

Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey
Rick Pickren, Musician
Friday, August 14, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join Rick on a virtual trip across America as he sings and plays favorites like “Sentimental
Journey,” “On the Road Again, “Country Roads,” “No Particular Place to Go,” and more!

The Benefits of Baking Soda
Kate Marrs, Presenter
Friday, August 14, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
We’ll talk about healthful uses of baking soda to keep us clean, well fed, healthy, and free
from harmful chemicals in our environment and beyond.

Draw-Along: Nature Collage WATCH ON ZOOM
Heidi Parkes, Presenter
Monday, August 17, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join a guided exercise and create a collage of nature. We will make collages inspired by
the natural world. Ideal materials: a glue stick, a magazine, paper, pen, and scissors.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Monday, August 17, 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, August 17, 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.

Tai Chi WATCH ON ZOOM
Lin Shook, Instructor
Monday, August 17, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Tai chi is a series of movements performed in a slow, gentle, focused manner and
accompanied by deep breathing. Some previous experience required.

Program in Spanish
Cuentese en el Censo WATCH ON ZOOM
Jesus Enriquez, Outreach and Information Specialist, AgeOptions
Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Aprenda el por qué es importante completar el Censo del 2020 y cómo es importante
contar a toda su familia.

Connecting with Anne Frank WATCH ON ZOOM
Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s Stepsister
Tuesday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
We’ll talk live from London with Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss. Like Anne and her
family, Eva and her family were also sent to Auschwitz. Eva and her mother both
survived, and after the war, her mother married Anne’s father, Otto Frank. Hear a deeply
personal story about the Holocaust and one of its most well-known and beloved victims.

Chair Ballet Stretch WATCH ON ZOOM
Jeanine Dent, Instructor
Tuesday, August 18, 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.

Cardio & Strength Fitness WATCH ON ZOOM
Suzanne Harris, Instructor
Tuesday, August 18, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join us for alternating 30 minutes of simple cardio programs with 10 minutes of upperand
lower-body strength exercises. Squats and lunges can be done at your level, including
simple upper-body work. Modifications are welcome!

Virtual Tech Explorations for Beginner Users WATCH ON ZOOM
Vivian Chazen, Mather
Tuesday, August 18, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Do you have a question about your smartphone or how to explore the internet? Learn
something new and ask your tech questions in this weekly session.

Radical Acts of Self-Love
Andrea Vernon-Cwik, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Wednesday, August 19, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Learn quick and effective ways to meditate in high-stress situations.

Humorously Unconventional Presidential Pursuits
Walter Podrazik, Author, Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television
Wednesday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Wally looks at some of the surprising presidential candidates who have come from
television, including entertainer Gracie Allen in the 1940 Surprise Party, talk-show host
Stephen Colbert, comedian Pat Paulsen, and even Howdy Doody!

What Would You Do?
Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker
Wednesday, August 19, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Jeanne examines medical and ethical dilemmas in our modern life. The time to make some
decisions is before a crisis occurs.

Qi Gong WATCH ON ZOOM
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Wednesday, August 19, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn a guided system of coordinated body postures and movements, breathing, and
meditation, used to facilitate optimal health.

Songs & Stories to Brighten Your Day WATCH ON ZOOM
Amy Lowe, Singer, Musician & Storyteller
Wednesday, August 19, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Amy will entertain us with songs that span the decades with a variety of themes and styles.
She’ll include a few stories and provide an opportunity for you to collaborate.

Paul Anka WATCH ON ZOOM
Brian Salgado, Presenter
Thursday, August 20, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Hear about the life and career of this famous singer and listen to clips of some of his hits.

Let’s Talk
Joe Cunniff, Instructor, DePaul University
Thursday, August 20, 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.

The Black Cyclone: Major Taylor WATCH ON ZOOM
Kisha Tandy, Assistant Curator, Indiana State Museum
Thursday, August 20, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Hear the incredible story of the first African American world champion in cycling.

Improving Strength at Home WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, August 20, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Learn different and effective ways to do strength training at home with minimal
equipment.

The Blue Zones, Part 2: Bringing the Blue Zones Home WATCH ON ZOOM
Joan Davis, RN, Presenter
Thursday, August 20, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Learn how to "Blue Zone" your life from your kitchen to your community and even into
your bedroom! Pick up tricks you can incorporate for healthier aging. (Note: Participation
in the Blue Zones Part I program is not necessary.)

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Friday, August 21, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join us for guided meditation to reduce stress, increase resilience, and promote inner
calm.

The Nutrition Facts behind the Label WATCH ON ZOOM
Randi Kant, MS, MPH, CHES, CPT, Certified Intrinsic Coach
Friday, August 21, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Learn how elements of the food label have been improved and how to use this
important information to support healthier eating choices.

Storytelling with Michael
Michael Menendian, Theater Director
Friday, August 21, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Sit back and enjoy a tale delivered by a master storyteller, then join a discussion about the
story.

Exploring Common Herbs: 3 Ways to Use Them WATCH ON ZOOM
Lesley Peters, Presenter
Friday, August 21, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Lesley will share how we can easily include herbs in our everyday life. We will learn
about their seasoning properties, cosmetic possibilities, and medicinal capabilities.

You Are the Artist!
Walter Podrazik, Author, Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television
Friday, August 21, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Hear how television has helped us to pursue creativity at home, from the paintings of Bob
Ross and John Gnagy to the culinary stylings of the French Chef.

Draw-Along: Portrait Collage WATCH ON ZOOM
Heidi Parkes, Presenter
Monday, August 24, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join a guided exercise and create a collage of portraits. We will make collages inspired by
people. Ideal materials needed include a glue stick, a magazine, paper, a pen, and scissors.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Monday, August 24, 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, August 24, 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.

Tai Chi WATCH ON ZOOM
Lin Shook, Instructor
Monday, August 24, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Tai chi is a series of movements performed in a slow, gentle, focused manner and
accompanied by deep breathing. Some previous experience required.

Senior Medicare Patrol Basics WATCH ON ZOOM
Miranda Davis, Senior Medicare Patrol Outreach Specialist, AgeOptions
Tuesday, August 25, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Learn what the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol provides to Medicare beneficiaries. We’ll
also learn what’s happening in the world of Medicare fraud, including COVID-19.

Reawakening Our 5 Senses & More
Kate Marrs, Presenter
Tuesday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Energy flows where our thoughts go! Life can offer fulfillment beyond mere satisfaction.

What’s Hot in the News
Judy Lear, Activist
Tuesday, August 25, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Judy recaps the past month’s national issues and news events and asks for your input.

Cardio & Strength Fitness WATCH ON ZOOM
Suzanne Harris, Instructor
Tuesday, August 25, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join us for alternating 30 minutes of simple cardio programs with 10 minutes of upperand
lower-body strength exercises. Squats and lunges can be done at your level, including
simple upper-body work. Modifications are welcome!

Virtual Tech Explorations for Advanced Users WATCH ON ZOOM
Vivian Chazen, Mather
Tuesday, August 25, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
This is the perfect time to learn about technology! Do you have a question about your
smartphone or how to explore the Internet? Learn something new and ask your tech
questions in this weekly session.

Adult Protective Services
Andrea Vernon-Cwik, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Wednesday, August 26, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Andrea discusses facts and myths about state Adult Protective Services systems, which
vary from state to state with respect to populations served, services provided, and scope.

Food Additives, Part 2
Jan Smith, Presenter
Wednesday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Let’s talk more about what’s behind those food labels. It’s good to understand and realize
the importance of the labeling.

Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker
Wednesday, August 26, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Discover the how and why of everyday items, expressions, and customs. Enjoy a
fascinating history of little-known facts.

Apple Harvest
Caryl Derenfeld, Joy Fueled Souls
Wednesday, August 26, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join the fun as Caryl talks about the health benefits of apples. Learn about the legend of
Johnny Appleseed, the role apples have played in mythology and in love, and share a slice
of your own apple encounters!

John Wayne WATCH ON ZOOM
Brian Salgado, Presenter
Thursday, August 27, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Brian explores the life and career of this actor who was famous for his roles in Westerns.

Travel Stories: European Adventures
Joe Cunniff, Instructor, DePaul University
Thursday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Joe shares stories of European adventures in a fun and most informative travel talk.

Derby Days!
Rick Pickren, Musician
Thursday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Let’s horse around! Rick sings and plays “The Old Gray Mare,” “I Ride an Old Paint,”
“Stewball,” “Mr. Ed,” “The Strawberry Roan,” and more.

Active Adult Exercise WATCH ON ZOOM
Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer
Thursday, August 27, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join Paige as she leads us for a 45-minute monthly session of seated and standing
exercises that will boost your mind and body!

A Day at the Opera: “The Twins” WATCH ON ZOOM
Neil Adelman, Opera Lovers Lecture Corps
Thursday, August 27, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Join us to learn more about the passionate one-act operas Cavallaria Rusticana and
Pagliacci, so frequently performed together that they are called “the Twins.”

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Friday, August 28, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Join us for guided meditation to reduce stress, increase resilience, and promote inner
calm.

Simply Strong WATCH ON ZOOM
Randi Kant, MS, MPH, CHES, CPT, Certified Intrinsic Coach
Friday, August 28, 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, August 28, 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Enjoy a tale delivered by a master storyteller, then join a discussion about the story.

Time for Us: Let’s Chat!
Kate Marrs, Presenter & Lisa Evans, Mather
Friday, August 28, 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Join an uplifting chat about thoughts and experiences from your world.

Patriotic Parade: Symbols of America WATCH ON ZOOM
Caryl Derenfeld, Joy Fueled Souls
Friday, August 28, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Caryl leads a discussion on people, places, and things that are iconic symbols of America.

Chair Yoga
Tom Wilkens, Yoga Instructor, Dancing Cranes
Monday, August 31, 7:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. ET
Through a series of stretching postures and breathing techniques, yoga develops strength,
flexibility, stamina, and balance.

Meditation
Susan Wilkens, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Dancing Cranes Yoga
Monday, August 31, 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”!

A Talk with Temple Grandin WATCH ON ZOOM
Temple Grandin, Author, Speaker & Professor, Colorado State University
Monday, August 31, 12:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET
We’ll speak live with Professor Temple Grandin, known as a spokesperson for autism and
the humane treatment of livestock. In 2010, she was named to the Time 100 list of the most
influential people in the world, and was the subject of an HBO film starring Clare Danes.

Tai Chi WATCH ON ZOOM
Lin Shook, Instructor
Monday, August 31, 2:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Tai chi is a series of movements performed in a slow, gentle, focused manner and
accompanied by deep breathing. Some previous experience required.

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