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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Spring Lectures Begin in January

Dec. 14, 2012


Free, public lectures on topics ranging from "The Evolution of Jazz" to "Senior Living Options," as well as "Spy Balloons of the Civil War: The Birth of the U.S. Air Force" are being offered this winter and spring through Cal State Fullerton's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A spring preview meeting, in which the public can learn more about the lectures, courses and other activities offered through OLLI, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19.


Ruby Gerontology Center's Mackey Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)
Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


Jazz Series at Steamers

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Discussion with Joe Lawton, who performs with Mike LeVan and the Docs at Steamers, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton

Jan. 12
"The Evolution of Jazz From New Orleans to the Beatles"

Feb. 2
"The Music of the Greatest Female Vocalists"

March 2
"The Music of the Greatest Male Vocalists"

Transitions in Retirement Essentials

9:30 a.m. – Noon, Saturdays, Ruby Gerontology Center, Shapiro Wing

Jan. 26
"Psychology of Change: Transitions in Retirement" presented by Barbara Cherry, associate professor of psychology

Feb. 2
"Income Planning for a Confident Retirement" with Zelda K. Benson, certified financial planner, Ameriprise Financial Inc.

Feb. 9
"Can Supplements Prolong Our Life? Yes!" with Nicole Garcia, Doctors of California Integrated Wellness

Feb. 16
"Document Your Memories" by Alpha Doo, consultant and instructor, Heritage Makers

Feb. 23
"Tax Planning in Retirement" with James Johnson, general manager, Liberty Tax

March 3
"Reducing Home Water Costs With Native Plants" by a speaker from the UC Master Gardener Program

March 9
"Hearing and Hearing Aids: What You Need to Know" with Jane Steckler, clinical and rehabilitative audiologist, Practical Hearing

March 16
"Sleep Apnea and Snoring: An Unrecognized, Serious Medical Problem" with dentist Gordon Haag

March 23
"Physical Therapy – Cervical Spine and That Pain in the Neck!" by Kristine Boyle-Walker, physical therapist, orthopedic clinical specialist, certified athletic trainer, Wilcox Physical Rehabilitation Center

March 30
"Understanding the Human Genome and How It Impacts Our Health" by Frederick Whipple, director, Genomics Education Initiative

Best of Eclectics I

10 – 11:30 a.m., alternate Tuesdays, Ruby Gerontology Center, Shapiro Wing

Jan. 29
"Knights of the Crusades" presented by Helmut Birtler

Feb. 12
"Senior Living Options" with Karen Fazio, Council of Aging

Feb. 26
"Why There Absolutely Will/Won't ... Must/Can't be War in the Middle East" with Jonathan Dobrer, columnist, Fullerton Observer and Los Angeles Daily News, and professor of comparative religion, American Jewish University

March 12
"Archaeology and Paleontology at the Cooper Center" by Cooper Center Director Jere H. Lipps; Jeannine Pedersen, curator of archaeology; and Meredith Rivin, curator of paleontology

March 26
"Spy Balloons of the Civil War: The Birth of the United States Air Force" with Steve and Patrice Demory

Best of Eclectics II

12:30-2 p.m., alternate Thursdays, Ruby Gerontology Center, Shapiro Wing

Jan. 24
"Volunteer Opportunities Workshop," a special program

Feb. 7
"Paradise at Middle Age: Slices of Orange County Today" presented by Ray Young, CSUF emeritus associate vice president, academic programs, and professor of geography

Feb. 21
"The Pasco Report for Spring 2013" with Jean Pasco, director of the Orange County Archives, former political staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register

March 7
"Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine – Part I" by Victor and Dorothy Sam

March 21
"Scientific Acceptability of Acupuncture in Modern Medicine – Part 2" by Victor and Dorothy Sam

April 11
"Orange County Vital Aging Program Aims for a Healthy Brain" with Celine Keeble, education/program coordinator, OVCA

Medical Series at the Elks Lodge

9-10:30 a.m., alternate Wednesdays, co-sponsored by St. Jude Medical Center's Golden Hearts Group and the Fullerton Elks Lodge, 1451 N. Brea Blvd., Fullerton

Jan. 23
"Looking, Feeling and Acting Younger Than Your Stated Age" presented by James Hardeman, St. Jude Medical Center pulmonologist and author of "Appears Younger Than Stated Age"

Feb. 6
"Anemia and Other Disorders of the Blood" with Stephen Kim, hematologist and oncologist

Feb. 20
"Inflammation — Its Effect on Most Major Medical Problems" by Norman Myers, director of Wellness, St. Jude Medical Center

March 6
"How Do I Get the Most Out of My Doctor Visit?" with Allison Foley, family physician and director of information technology, Heritage Medical Group

March 20
"Antibiotics — Use, Misuse and Consequences Thereof" by David Petreccia, medical director of infectious disease management, St. Jude Medical Center

April 10
"Home Health, Palliative Care and Hospice" by Linda Glomp, executive director of St. Joseph Home Health Services

Medical Series at Morningside

7-9 p.m., alternate Wednesdays, co-sponsored by St. Jude Medical Center's Golden Hearts Group and Morningside Retirement Community, 800 Morningside Dr., Fullerton, 92835

Jan. 30
"Where Did I Leave My Keys" with Chris Celio, primary care physician, Heritage Medical Group

Feb. 13
"Cardiac Rhythm Problems" by Eugene Byun, interventional cardiologist, St. Jude Medical Center

Feb. 27
Program to be announced

March 13
"Pain Management" with Fred Nowroozi, director of the rehabilitation unit, St. Jude Hospital

March 27
"Advances in the Treatment of Cancer" by Roy Panares, cancer specialist, St. Jude Medical Center

April 17
"Arthritis" with Mike Saltman, rheumatologist

Tuesday Afternoon Live

2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 12 and 26, March 12 and 26, and April 16
Music and dance, drama performances, poetry and short-story readings by members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


OLLI is a self-governing university support group of more than 1,000 retired and semiretired individuals dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Media Contacts:

OLLI, 657-278-2446

Pam McLaren, 657-278-4852 

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