New Ein Web Postings For November
What's New
U3A is Part of a Global Movement
Teams of Two

MANAGING YOUR LLI
Long Range Planning Followup
Intergenerational & Community Outreach Opportunities
Fridays@One
Learning in Retirement Lecture Series
OLLI and Service Learning
Free Community Classes

Under Conferences
The Boomers Are Coming
Mid Atlantic Conference Workshop Summary

LLI News
LLI News for November

Under LLI CELEBRATIONS
LLI Celebrations for November

REMINDER
Programs in the New England and East Regions who have not yet replied to the ein email asking for your comments and thoughts on postponing the next regional conference from 2006 to 2007 and holding it at the SOAR program at SUNY Potsdam in New York are asked to please let ein know your thoughts. We very much value and need your input in order to make an informed decision. If any other program in the East/New England Region is thinking about hosting a regional conference in 2006/2007 it might help if you know that there is $3,000 of seed money available to offset initial expenses thanks to the efficient management of the 2004 New England Regional conference in Portland, sponsored by the OLLI program at the University of S. Maine.

21 LLIs TO TAKE PART IN NEH ELDERQUEST PROJECT
Congratulations to the 21 LLIs, in 14 states, who will be taking part in the Elderquest Project through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project will be administered by the OLLI program at UMASS Boston under the direction of Wichian Rojanawan and Chuck Nichols. This is an excellent example of how LLIs can work together to enrich their programs and offer their members the very best in stimulating programming. To see a list of the participating LLIs and a description of the project, be sure to read the LLI CELEBRATONS column for this month.

NEW BOOMER RESEARCH PAPER
For LLIs interested in taking steps to prepare for the coming wave of Boomer retirees, you might be interested in a new position paper, NCCCR and the Boomer Generation, prepared by the Planning Committee at the Center for Creative Retirement in North Carolina. This paper is available on-line at www.unca.edu/ncccr/reports.

ELDERHOSTEL CATALOG TO BE IMPROVED
In January, 2006, Elderhostel will launch a new and improved US & Canada catalog. The catalog will feature an attractive new layout and a simplified content structure, which will combine to make programs of interest easier to find. The catalog will retain the same depth and breadth of programming, featuring Elderhostel’s unique leaning opportunities across the United States and Canada. The catalog will list programs first by state, then by type. The new catalog site descriptions will be grouped around a map of the state or province rather than preceding each program description. Here is the catalog schedule for the coming year:
US & Canada – January 2006 – April 2006 – July 2006
International – February 2006 – May 2006 – September 2006
Adventures Afloat – January 2006 – June 2006

VERMONT OLLIS
Thanks to a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, a statewide network of OLLI programs is being developed under the aegis of Deborah Worthley at the University of Vermont. As of this time programs have been started in Brattleboro, Montpelier, Newport/Derby, Rutland, Springfield, St. Johnsbury and a summer program has been initiated at the Killington Resort Villages. Contact information for all these programs will be posted on the ein web site soon.

SURVEY HELP
If your LLI wants to conduct surveys but is a bit daunted by the prospect of putting one together then you may be interested in checking out www.surveymonkey.com. For $19.95 a month you can use their formats to key survey material into the Internet. Your members then answer your questions via this site which does all the tabulation for you and offers very good analysis tools as well.

ATTENTION PHILONOISTS
“Announcing our Third Semester of SCISCITATION” is the attention grabbing headline of the course brochure for the Collegium program at Westchester Community College in New York. Starting their second year, this program now has about 90 members and is positioning themselves as a more serious erudite program than those offered at libraries and high schools and more social and interactive than auditing – the very philosophy of an LLI.

IRP DEVELOPS BEQUEST BROCHURE
The Institute for Retired Professionals at the New School in New York City has developed a Bequest Brochure for its membership. Entitled Building for Our Future: A Legacy That Will Live On, the brochure explains the many different ways members can leave a bequest to the program. It also spotlights some of the members who have already left bequests and uses their own words to explain why they have done so.

ANNI’BOO’SARY PARTY
The WCTC Learning in Retirement program in Pewaukee, WI continued its 10th Anniversary celebration with a Halloween party. Under the theme of “Anni’Boo’Sary” there was special entertainment, a costume and hat contest, Halloween activities and refreshments.

OMNILOREANS DRESS-UP
Last month at their annual Halloween Bash, members of Omnilore at California State University Dominguez Hills, participated in the world of art by coming dressed as their favorite(or least favorite) character from a painting they knew as inspiration for a costume. Prizes were awarded for the most accurate representation.

POCKET PLANNER
The PLATO program at the University of Wisconsin Madison produces a simple tri-fold pocket planner for all their members. It contains a schedule of discussion groups, coordinators, locations of all programs and the current year calendar – a convenient way for members to stay up-to-date with program happenings.

RETIREMENT PLANNING SESSION
On November 17th from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. members of the Institute for Retired Professionals at the New School in New York City will attend an important planning care program, "Power in Planning: Controlling Your Future," co-sponsored by the IRP's Development Committee and the Information and Referral Committee. The seminar will cover advanced care directions, living wills, health care proxies and estate planning. Dr. Renee Solomon, retired Professor of Social Work at Columbia University (and an IRP members), will moderate the program. Among the panelists will be Natalie J. Kaplan, fellow and founding member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Doris Martin, an estate planner with the firm of Garfunkel, Wild & Travis.

NEW BROCHURE
University for Seniors at the University of Minnesota Duluth has a full color brochure that is beautifully illustrated on the middle flap by Edna Blanchard, a US member and art study group leader.

ALR ENRICHMENT CAMPAIGN UPDATE
The ALR (Academy for Learning in Retirement, Saratoga Springs, NY) Enrichment Campaign was launched in April 2005 to raise $40,000. This will allow ALR to offer lifelong learning to more retired persons and to provide financial stability for ALR. A major donation by the Stewart’s Corporation set the pace for giving from the community. As of August 25, 2005, they have raised just over $9,000.00. ALR members have contributed $7,498.00. Outside corporations have contributed $1,871.00.

WORKING WITH TODDLERS
Members of University for Seniors at the University of Minnesota, Duluth will be working with toddlers at the UMD Children’s Place this fall. They will interact with the children by reading and talking with them for half an hour per day.

THEATRE DISCOUNTS
The OLLI program at UMass Boston has developed a special collaboration with both the Huntington Theatre and The SpeakEasy State Company in Boston to bring OLLI members to see four shows this fall. There will be an actor forum and discussion before or after each performance. Transportation to and from the theatres will be provided and OLLI members will pay only $20.00 for each matinee performance, a real bargain for theatre tickets.

For more LLI News be sure to see this month’s LLI News column on the web site.

NEW BOOKS FOR LLI COURSES
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks. A prize-winning correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East and two years specifically interviewing and living with Muslim women. She writes of their daily lives and attempts to understand the women behind the veil.

Red Water by Judith Freeman. Set in the 1870s Utah, it tells the story of John D. Lee, a Mormon Elder and frontiersman who married 19 women and was involved in the killing of more than 100 men, women and children in the Mountain Meadow Massacre.

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer. Krakauer weaves several pieces of the Mormon world through the text as he looks at the history of the Mormon faith and the development of the fundamentalist communities.

Thanks to Omnilore for the above book suggestions.

NEW WEB SITES FOR LLI COURSES
NATIONAL COWBOY MUSEUM & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM –
http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/

The Web site for this Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, museum provides research and educational materials on cowboys and other topics related to the culture of the American West. Features images from the galleries (with suggested readings), a children's activity page, and finding aids for the research center's collections on art, photography, history of the American West, rodeo, and Western popular culture. Searchable.

BBC WORLD SERVICE: YOUR GUIDE TO THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD - http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/features/world_religions/
Provides basic information about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. Includes audio clips from British Broadcasting Service (BBC) programs. From BBC World Service.

THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE - http://www.tsquare.tv/
Companion site to a documentary that explores the 1989 political protest at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Explores themes such as democracy, human rights, and nationalism. Also includes an interactive tour of Tiananmen Square, a chronology of events leading up to the protests, a bibliography, video and audio clips, a poster gallery, related links, and a transcript of the documentary.

TIANAMEN SQUARE, 1989: THE DECLASSIFIED HISTORY -
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB16/

Documents providing a U.S. perspective of the events surrounding the Chinese government's use of heavily armed military forces against student demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in 1989. Includes Selected Documents from the Microfiche Collection: China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960-1998. From George Washington University's National Security Archive.

IN PURSUIT OF LIFELONG LEARNING
Here are three more ways in which you can pursue lifelong learning on a daily basis.
1. Search a large computer database using your favorite subjects as key words.
2. Write your own obituary. What goals do you hope to meet in your lifetime? What do you want most     people to remember about you?
3. Spend some time asking the oldest (and hopefully the wisest) people you know what were the major     lessons that they have learned from life.


That’s all for this month.

Nancy Merz Nordstrom, ein Program Manager
Nancym@elderhostel.org
www.elderhostel.org/ein/intro.asp
(617) 457-5564

“That is what learning is.
You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.”
… Doris Lessing







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