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Senior University October 2021 Classes and Links

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Friday, October 1

Social Inequality Lecture Series: Capitalism vs Socialism

Is capitalism the best economic system? Is socialism evil? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each system? In this class we’ll explore some of the features of capitalism and discover how we already enjoy some of the benefits of socialism.

10:00 am, Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83633294621?pwd=UkVGY2FMTTdHc1lTbDFrYmdXSHZDZz09
Meeting ID: 836 3329 4621 
Passcode: 845170


Friday, October 1

Art Appreciation Lecture Series: Death and Mourning in the Prehistoric and Ancient World *
Art, literature, and architecture can be things which endure. Through the study of prehistoric and ancient times, we see that these works of art do indeed grant a sense of immortality to those whose lives on earth ended millennia ago. We’ll look at examples from Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Ancient Greece.

2:00 pm, Wellness Center


Wednesday, October 6

Hitler’s American Friends in the Pacific Northwest
Most Americans remember the years of the Second World War as a period of national unity and shared sacrifice, but this is hardly a complete picture of the era. In reality, the United States was deeply divided, with far-right groups including the German American Bund and the Silver Legion advocating an American version of Nazi Germany. At the same time, the political establishment struggled to cope with the many challenges facing the country. This talk examines the extremist groups that threatened American democracy before Pearl Harbor and how the country’s leaders ultimately ensured that Hitler’s American supporters were ultimately defeated. Groups in the Pacific Northwest — a particular stronghold for extremism in the period — will be particularly examined.

3:00 pm, Zoom

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09
Meeting ID: 481 600 3295
Passcode: 845170


Thursdays, October 7 & October 21

Great Courses: Cooking across the Ages*
Join us for this 12-week DVD viewing. In Cooking across the Ages, award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific takes us on a fascinating international journey through civilizations across the ages—showing us who we were, how we lived, and why—through the lens of cooking.

10:00 am, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room


Thursday, October 7

Nutrition for Healthy Aging Series: Root Cause – Supporting Adrenals and Stress
“Stress is the new smoking” – sad but true. Join this class to learn about underlying mechanisms related to the stress response including adrenals and cortisol, sugar and regulation, and potential solutions.

3:00 pm, Zoom

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87586524938?pwd=UEVHbzgzazh4d0hJd1RGVWNSREpndz09
Meeting ID: 875 8652 4938
Passcode: 845170


Friday, October 8, October15, October 22, & October 29

Writing Short Stories*
This class (October 8 – November 19) will focus on writing short fiction with an emphasis on the six primary elements of the fictional short story: plot, conflict, setting, character, point of view, and theme. Over 7seven weeks, students will draft, workshop, and revise one original work of short fiction.

11:00 am, Zoom (you must pre-register to receive the Zoom link)


Friday, October 8, October15, October 22, & October 29

The New Jim Crow Book Discussion 
Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander’s unforgettable argument that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is “undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.”

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Zoom

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713277608?pwd=aXpYdGgyV1RRM0NjWFh6T25ydEVUdz09
Meeting ID: 897 1327 7608
Passcode: 845170


Wednesday, October 13

Medicare Basics
Whether you are new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come learn the A,B,C, & D’s of Medicare, overview and difference between Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare advantage plans, overview of and what to look for when choosing prescription drug plans and tips for your first year on a Medicare health plan.

11:00 am, Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwufu-rqDwrEtFJEaaOMFERGyi8-u7CdvOa

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Presented by Laurie Casas, Only Senior Options, laurie@Onlysenioroptions.com, Phone: 253-651-4169


Friday, October 15 – Sunday, October 17

Senior Art Show
This juried art show presents works made in the past 3 years by Washington artist who are 55 and above. You also get to vote for your favorite artwork to win the People’s Choice award.

Current mandates for long-term senior living communities requires visitors to have proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, MJ Wicks Wellness Center


Wednesday, October 20

Brain Training with Linda Terry*
Cognitive trainer Linda Terry helps people of all ages fine tune their thinking skills. Her work features fun, interactive brain exercises and practical lifestyle options to raise brain awareness.

1:00 pm, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room


Tuesday, October 26

Medicare Basics
Whether you are new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come learn the A,B,C, & D’s of Medicare, overview and difference between Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare advantage plans, overview of and what to look for when choosing prescription drug plans and tips for your first year on a Medicare health plan.

3:30 pm, Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItceGppz8vGNB5Gu5YiH8xAwxwrqlu7df4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Presented by Laurie Casas, Only Senior Options, laurie@Onlysenioroptions.com, Phone: 253-651-4169


Wednesday, October 27

Literary League Book Club— Emily, Alone
Join us as we discuss Emily, Alone by Stewart O’Nan
About the book: Newly independent widow Emily Maxwell dreams of visits by grandchildren and mourns changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing an inner strength to pursue developing opportunities.

FTJ residents can check out a copy of the book in the Bascom Library.

3:00 pm, Zoom Discussion

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83862752332?pwd=Y3VKL0ZlbUo2TlhyemxsNlppRXFpUT09
Meeting ID: 838 6275 2332
Passcode: 845170


Thursday, October 28

A New Cold War? Why are the United States and Russia Enemies Again?
In the past few years, US-Russia relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War. In this class, we will examine how we got to this moment, paying attention to Russian perceptions of threat resulting from the expansion of NATO and America’s role as the single global superpower since 1991. We will also consider the role of public opinion in Russia and the experience of the 1990s.

11:00 am, Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09
Meeting ID: 481 600 3295
Passcode: 845170


Thursday, October 28

Great Decisions Discussion: The End of Globalization?
As the United States enters another election season, the merits and drawbacks of globalization are again being debated by the presidential candidates. With the passing of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s America First doctrine, protectionist policies have become more prevalent, challenging globalization. What is globalization and how will it be affected by protectionist trade policies? How will the United States and the world be affected by such policies? Is globalization really at an end, or in need of a refresh?

3:00 pm, Zoom Discussion

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83715944172?pwd=RHFVTmNuQWFJdnRIZ2NobTZpMUtVdz09
Meeting ID: 837 1594 4172
Passcode: 845170

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