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Introductory and advanced computer training sessions are offered at USF Tampa, Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, John Knox Village and Canterbury Tower. Classes are geared for adults age 50 and over, and are taught by experienced older adult volunteers. Computers I and II are offered for those using XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac operating systems. Computer skills courses are taught in the areas of digital photography, eBay, email, graphics, the Internet, word processing and more. Summer programs include:
The Friday Lecture Series offers a variety of speakers to address issues of current interest. Each lecture is free and open to OLLI members and nonmembers alike with advance registration. (Note: There is a $2.50 parking fee for lectures held at USF Tampa.) Note the registration deadline for each lecture. Bring your own lunch to any venue.
Our Friday lectures are held 12:15-1:15 p.m. Prior registration is required. Call 813-974-2403, option 1 or register online at www.usfseniors.org. Bring your friends.
June 14 - Enzymes: Catalyst for Longevity?
Inflammation, it is now believed, can be damaging to our bodies. Research suggests that the use of systemic and digestive plant-based enzymes may be an effective process of slowing down the aging process. Learn about these complex proteins, which act as catalysts in almost every biochemical process that takes place in the body by improving absorption of food nutrients and reducing inflammation. Zauher Karim, MBBS, USAT Montserrat, has been in the health and wellness field specializing in orthomolecular and functional medicine since 1980. He is a fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $2.50 • USF Tampa, NEC328A • Prog. #144XOSTSE052A • Registration deadline: June 12
June 21 - Trading Spaces: Travel with No Lodging Cost
Why stay in a small, expensive and boring hotel room, when you can stay in a beautiful apartment, condo or even a large home for FREE? Home Exchange offers this experience, along with the ability to make new friends and immerse yourself in local culture, worldwide. Ed Cohen, BS, University of Hartford, has developed hardware and software products for the printing and publishing industry. Ed and his wife Freyda have participated in 11 home exchanges.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $2.50 • USF Tampa, NEC300 • Prog. #144XOSTSE052B • Registration deadline: June 19
June 28 - Social Observations
Tampa Bay Times society reporter Amy Scherzer, (BA Mass Communications and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh) dishes on the lively social scene in her weekly column, “Amy Scherzer’s Diary.” She takes us along, camera in hand, for a glimpse of the charity balls, fashion shows, coronations and other happenings on the gala circuit, sharing observations from 25-plus years covering the local Who’s Who on her beat.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $0 • Canterbury Tower, Assembly Room, CANT-ASSEM • Prog. #144XOSTSE052C • Registration deadline: June 26
July 12 - The Intrepid Traveler
Are you a single adventurer who wants to travel, but is reluctant to do so alone? Hear from a seasoned single traveler (both domestic and abroad) with some tips on safety, gear, touring companies and money issues. Then get ready to pack your bags! Mary Figg served five terms in the Florida House of Representatives and later joined the administrative faculty at the USF College of Public Health. An enthusiastic traveler, Figg has traveled to such diverse places as Sicily, England, Turkey, France, and Portland, Ore., without a travel companion.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $0 • University Village, Auditorium, UNVA • Prog. #144XOSTSE052D • Registration deadline: July 10
July 19 - Why the United Nations is Vital
The United Nations recently achieved a historic victory, finally accomplishing the creation and passage of the world’s first treaty limiting the international trade in arms. Work toward the Arms Trade Treaty had begun years ago in the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, but this conference required a nearly unachievable consensus of 193 nations for passage. Thus, no real progress in arms control measures had yet been made in Geneva. Donald L. Mellman, MD, MD, MPH, MBA, FACHE, will discuss his views on the world’s need for the United Nations. He will relate his personal experiences in the negotiations for the recently passed Arms Trade Treaty.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $0 • Canterbury Tower, Assembly Room, CANT-ASSEM • Prog. #144XOSTSE052E • Registration deadline: July 17
July 26 - Citrus White Gold: A Guide to Self-Publishing
What happens when a small town loses its county seat designation? In the case of Mannfield, Fla., the story becomes a speculative history novel, Citrus White Gold. Hear how the author developed, researched, self-published and promoted his book. Learn from his experience how you also might write and publish your writings. For 40 years, author and geologist John Charles Miller focused on groundwater supplies and contamination assessments, monitoring and clean-up. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic in the early 1960s.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $2.50 • USF Tampa, NEC300 • Prog. #144XOSTSE052F • Registration deadline: July 24
Aug. 9 - Gems and Jewelry: Social, Economic and Folkloric Value
Indulge your fascination with gems and jewelry as you examine their value in today’s marketplace. That item lying hidden in a jewelry box could be tomorrow’s treasure. Susie Crump and Eva Ananiewicz are both graduate gemologists and Registered Master Valuers, with more than 20 years in the jewelry industry.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $2.50 • USF Tampa, NEC328A • Prog. #144XOSTSE052H • Registration deadline: Aug. 7
Aug. 16 - Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us (Once We’ve Done Our Life Care Planning)
You’ve planned so well – for vacations, retirement, financial needs. What about life care planning? A life care plan can identify resources to support your independent lifestyle, effectively communicate your goals to family and friends and help you gain their willingness to carry out your plans. It is a strategy that can help everyone – healthy, active adults and those dealing with chronic disease and disabilities – to live life to the fullest on your own terms. Sue Pagano, BS, Bowling Green University, has been a healthcare specialist for more than 30 years and caregiver to her parents during their retirement years. Her knowledge and experiences will provide some new insights into maintaining independence and control of our lives.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $2.50 • USF Tampa, NEC300 • Prog. #144XOSTSE052J • Registration deadline: Aug. 14
Aug. 23 - Albanian Experience of Communism
Albania, “Land of the Eagles,” contains one of the oldest ethnic groups in Europe. This overview will focus on the years that Albania was under the Communist regime. Communist dictator Enver Hoxha subjected Albania to 45 years of one of the most centralized and repressive totalitarian regimes that the world has ever known. More than 100,000 Albanians were arrested, tortured, imprisoned or murdered from 1945 until Hoxha died and the regime of his successor, Ramiz Alia, collapsed in 1991. Entela Balliu Caisse, MBA, serves USF President Judy Genshaft as the assistant director/commencement coordinator and in the Board of Trustees Operations Office. She is from Albania.
Fee: $0 • Parking: $2.50 • USF Tampa, NEC200A • Prog. #144XOSTSE052G • Registration deadline: Aug. 21
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