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Program #15828RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Warm, waterproof hiking boots, warm outdoor wear for hiking in the snow in the winter.

Itinerary for Jan 25 — Jan 30, 2015

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Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 25 - Arrival / Check-in / Buffet Dinner / Park Orienta...
Arrival / Check-in / Buffet Dinner / Park Orientation / Meet your classmates

Afternoon: Check-in time is from 2:00-5:30 PM. Our meeting room will be available after 1:00 PM. You may store your luggage in the meeting room until your guest room is available (by 4:00 PM). Early bird activities will be available in the meeting room. Meet new participants, renew old friendships, play cards, help put together the jigsaw puzzle, play games or just visit.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 PM - Lake James Ballroom - "This is Pokagon State Park" with a Pokagon State Park Interpreter, followed by a group photo. Meet your classmates and then join us on a tour of the Inn. (Swim, sauna, whirlpool are open until 11:00 PM.)

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 26 - Optional Morning Exercises / Presidents Part I / ...
Optional Morning Exercises / Presidents Part I / Memory Program / Free Time / Show and Tell / Free Time

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00-11:00 AM - Presidents Part I: Presidency, a look at the not so great ones. "Who are they? Review the ranking systems. Let's start with the lowest. Why he was? What was his wife like?" Presented by Dr. Randall Buchman, author and professor emeritus at Defiance College.

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM - Memory Program with Lou Ann Homan-Saylor. Lou Ann Homan-Saylor is a storyteller, teacher, writer, actress and a collector of front porch stories.

3:30 PM: Enjoy free time to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 pm - Show and Tell. Bring a favorite favorite music box to share with the group. First will be a short introduction by Hynn Herche on music boxes and than we will let you take the floor and show us your favorite music box. (3 min limit.)

Free Time: The remainder of evening may be spent singing old favorites or putting together a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards or games, or just enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn with your classmates.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 27 - Optional Morning Exercises / Presidents Part II /...
Optional Morning Exercises / Presidents Part II / Small Group Breakouts / Free Time / Rag Time History / Free Time

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00 - 11:00 AM: Presidents Part II - 1920 - Warren G. Harding and the "Roaring '20s" with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Breakout Groups (First Session). Participants will be broken down into smaller groups for one of three rotating breakout sessions -

Winter Birds of Pokagon: Participants will learn about winter birds at Pokagon, with an indoor presentation followed by a short walk around the nearby grounds (weather permitting).

Exercise for Active Older Adults

Favorite Books - Bring your favorite book to discuss with the group.

3:30 PM: Enjoy free time to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Rag Time History led by Lynn Herche.

Free Time: The remainder of evening may be spent singing old favorites or putting together a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards or games, or simply enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn with your classmates.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 28 - Optional morning exercises / Continue breakout gr...
Optional morning exercises / Continue breakout group rotations / Free Time / Trinkets and Treasures Antique Evaluations

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00 AM: Breakout Groups (Second Session). Participants will continue their rotation of breakout sessions in their smaller groups - Winter Birds of Pokagon: Participants will learn about winter birds at Pokagon, with an indoor presentation followed by a short walk around the nearby grounds (weather permitting).

Exercise for Active Older Adults

Favorite Books - Bring your favorite book to discuss with the group.

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Breakout Groups (Third Session). Participants will continue their rotation of breakout sessions in their smaller groups - Winter Birds of Pokagon: Participants will learn about winter birds at Pokagon, with an indoor presentation followed by a short walk around the nearby grounds (weather permitting).

Exercise for Active Older Adults

Favorite Books - Bring your favorite book to discuss with the group.

3:30 PM: Enjoy free time to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Trinkets or Treasures? Antique Evaluations with Roger Lash in the Lake James Room. Don't forget to bring an item for evaluation. Afterwards, have a cup of tea or hot chocolate and sing-along with the gang or play cards, games, or help put together a jigsaw puzzle.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 29 - Optional morning exercises / Presidents Part III ...
Optional morning exercises / Presidents Part III - 1865-1876 / Raptors with Bob Walton; Free time / Musical Program

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00 am - Presidents Part III - 1865-1876 Presidencies focusing on Andrew Jackson, Impeachment and US Courts - will it ever get better? with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM - Raptors featuring Bob Walton and his volunteers from Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab. They will be bring approximately 8 different real birds and have lots of great information.

3:30 PM: Enjoy free time to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Join us for a night of entertainment you are sure to enjoy, filled with our favorite Barbershop Quartet. Afterwards, have a cup of tea or hot chocolate with the gang, play cards or games, or help put together a jigsaw puzzle.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 30 - Optional morning exercieses / Presidents Part IV ...
Optional morning exercieses / Presidents Part IV / Checkout/Lunch

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00 AM: Presidents Part IV - Today Dr. Randall Buchman will wrap up the President discussion by letting you pick the president you would like to discuss. He will have a list and you will be able to pick two from that list that you would like to know more about.

Lunch: Checkout anytime before noon.

11:00 AM: Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room followed by goodbyes and farewells.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
8 Hands-on experiences
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