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Program #8599RJ
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.

Itinerary for Jun 22 — Jun 27, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Kahler Grand Hotel offers guests 707 deluxe guest rooms, 2 restaurants and lounges, as well as a domed, sky-lit recreation area that features a stunning view of downtown Rochester. Hotel is connected by either climate controlled pedestrian subway or skyway system to the rest of downtown. Hotel is only 10 minutes from the Rochester International Airport. United States Presidents, foreign dignitaries and diplomats from foreign countries have stayed at the Kahler Hotel when they are at Mayo Clinic.

Contact info:
20 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902 USA
phone: 507-282-2581
web: www.kahler.com

Room amenities: TV with remote control, pay per view movies, coffee maker, iron/ironing board. WIFI available on the main levels of the hotel

Facility amenities: Complimentary shuttle transportation to Mayo Clinic complexes, a business center with high speed Internet access, recreation area with pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise and game area, and on-site restaurants.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx. Cost is $80 per night.
Road Scholar Participant must contact the hotel prior to the Road Scholar start date. The phone number is 507-282-2581. Participants should call no earlier than four weeks prior to the Road Scholar start date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 22 - Orientation/Rochester, MN Overview
Afternoon: Orientation will start at 4:30 PM on the mezzanine.

Dinner: Dinner will be served to the Road Scholar participants in a meeting room at the Kahler.

Evening: Presentation on "How Not to be My Patient" with a Mayo Clinic Physician

Lodging: The Kahler Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Kahler Grand Hotel offers guests 707 deluxe guest rooms, 2 restaurants and lounges, as well as a domed, sky-lit recreation area that features a stunning view of downtown Rochester. Hotel is connected by either climate controlled pedestrian subway or skyway system to the rest of downtown. Hotel is only 10 minutes from the Rochester International Airport. United States Presidents, foreign dignitaries and diplomats from foreign countries have stayed at the Kahler Hotel when they are at Mayo Clinic.

Contact info:
20 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902 USA
phone: 507-282-2581
web: www.kahler.com

Room amenities: TV with remote control, pay per view movies, coffee maker, iron/ironing board. WIFI available on the main levels of the hotel

Facility amenities: Complimentary shuttle transportation to Mayo Clinic complexes, a business center with high speed Internet access, recreation area with pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise and game area, and on-site restaurants.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx. Cost is $80 per night.
Road Scholar Participant must contact the hotel prior to the Road Scholar start date. The phone number is 507-282-2581. Participants should call no earlier than four weeks prior to the Road Scholar start date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 23 - Nutrition Speaker and Mayo Clinic History/Lecture...
Nutrition Speaker and Mayo Clinic History/Lecture and Free Time/Honkers Baseball Game

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at NEDS - the Nutrition, Education and Dining Service cafeteria of Methodist Hospital. NEDS is located directly across the street from the Kahler.

Morning: Lecture on "Food Guide Pyramid" and a lecture on "The Franciscan Sisters and the Mayo Brother." (Topics Subject to Change)

Lunch: Lunch will be in the Kahler Hotel Meeting Room.

Afternoon: Lecture on "The Role of Integrative Therapies in Healing Today" and Free Time. (Topics Subject to Change)

Dinner: Dinner will be at NEDS - the Nutrition, Education and Dining Service cafeteria of Methodist Hospital. NEDS is located directly across the street from the Kahler.

Evening: You will spend an enjoyable evening with Dr. Jack, Mayo Clinic's Helping Dog and his trainer

Lodging: The Kahler Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Kahler Grand Hotel offers guests 707 deluxe guest rooms, 2 restaurants and lounges, as well as a domed, sky-lit recreation area that features a stunning view of downtown Rochester. Hotel is connected by either climate controlled pedestrian subway or skyway system to the rest of downtown. Hotel is only 10 minutes from the Rochester International Airport. United States Presidents, foreign dignitaries and diplomats from foreign countries have stayed at the Kahler Hotel when they are at Mayo Clinic.

Contact info:
20 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902 USA
phone: 507-282-2581
web: www.kahler.com

Room amenities: TV with remote control, pay per view movies, coffee maker, iron/ironing board. WIFI available on the main levels of the hotel

Facility amenities: Complimentary shuttle transportation to Mayo Clinic complexes, a business center with high speed Internet access, recreation area with pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise and game area, and on-site restaurants.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx. Cost is $80 per night.
Road Scholar Participant must contact the hotel prior to the Road Scholar start date. The phone number is 507-282-2581. Participants should call no earlier than four weeks prior to the Road Scholar start date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 24 - Lecture and Mayo Clinic and Executive Suites Fiel...
Lecture and Mayo Clinic and Executive Suites Field Trip/Lecture and Bio-Imaging Lab Field Trip/Free Evening

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at NEDS - the Nutrition, Education and Dining Service cafeteria of Methodist Hospital. NEDS is located directly across the street from the Kahler.

Morning: Lecture on "Herbal Therapy: Snakes in the Grass" and a guided visit of Mayo Clinic. (Topic Subject to Change)

Lunch: Lunch will be in the Kahler Hotel Meeting Room.

Afternoon: Lecture on "Aging Eyes" and a guided visit of Mayo Clinic's "Bio-Imaging Lab." (Topics Subject to Change)

Dinner: Dinner will be at NEDS - the Nutrition, Education and Dining Service cafeteria of Methodist Hospital. NEDS is located directly across the street from the Kahler.

Evening: Mayo Clinic's Carillon

Lodging: The Kahler Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Kahler Grand Hotel offers guests 707 deluxe guest rooms, 2 restaurants and lounges, as well as a domed, sky-lit recreation area that features a stunning view of downtown Rochester. Hotel is connected by either climate controlled pedestrian subway or skyway system to the rest of downtown. Hotel is only 10 minutes from the Rochester International Airport. United States Presidents, foreign dignitaries and diplomats from foreign countries have stayed at the Kahler Hotel when they are at Mayo Clinic.

Contact info:
20 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902 USA
phone: 507-282-2581
web: www.kahler.com

Room amenities: TV with remote control, pay per view movies, coffee maker, iron/ironing board. WIFI available on the main levels of the hotel

Facility amenities: Complimentary shuttle transportation to Mayo Clinic complexes, a business center with high speed Internet access, recreation area with pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise and game area, and on-site restaurants.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx. Cost is $80 per night.
Road Scholar Participant must contact the hotel prior to the Road Scholar start date. The phone number is 507-282-2581. Participants should call no earlier than four weeks prior to the Road Scholar start date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 25 - Nutrition Lecture and City Excursion/Mayowood Fie...
Nutrition Lecture and City Excursion/Mayowood Field Trip and Health Lecture/Prevention Lecture

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at NEDS - the Nutrition, Education and Dining Service cafeteria of Methodist Hospital. NEDS is located directly across the street from the Kahler.

Morning: Lecture on "Functional Foods," and Rochester City Excursion along with the tour of the Mayowood Home.

Lunch: Lunch will be at the Olmsted County History Center.

Afternoon: Lectures on "Sleep Disorders" and Cancer Prevention and Screening(Topics Subject to Change)

Dinner: Dinner will be at NEDS - the Nutrition, Education and Dining Service cafeteria of Methodist Hospital. NEDS is located directly across the street from the Kahler.

Evening: Lecture on "Heart Disease" (Subject to Change)

Lodging: The Kahler Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Kahler Grand Hotel offers guests 707 deluxe guest rooms, 2 restaurants and lounges, as well as a domed, sky-lit recreation area that features a stunning view of downtown Rochester. Hotel is connected by either climate controlled pedestrian subway or skyway system to the rest of downtown. Hotel is only 10 minutes from the Rochester International Airport. United States Presidents, foreign dignitaries and diplomats from foreign countries have stayed at the Kahler Hotel when they are at Mayo Clinic.

Contact info:
20 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902 USA
phone: 507-282-2581
web: www.kahler.com

Room amenities: TV with remote control, pay per view movies, coffee maker, iron/ironing board. WIFI available on the main levels of the hotel

Facility amenities: Complimentary shuttle transportation to Mayo Clinic complexes, a business center with high speed Internet access, recreation area with pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise and game area, and on-site restaurants.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx. Cost is $80 per night.
Road Scholar Participant must contact the hotel prior to the Road Scholar start date. The phone number is 507-282-2581. Participants should call no earlier than four weeks prior to the Road Scholar start date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 26 - Nutrition and Health Lectures/Lecture on Stress M...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be at NEDS - the Nutrition, Education and Dining Service cafeteria of Methodist Hospital. NEDS is located directly across the street from the Kahler.

Morning: Lectures on "Nutrition and Cancer" and "Alzheimer's Disease." (Topics Subject to Change)

Lunch: Lunch will be in the Kahler Hotel Meeting Room.

Afternoon: Lectures on Acupuncture, Melanoma, and Genetics (Topics Subject to Change)

Dinner: Dinner at Victoria's Italian Cuisine from 5:30-7:00 PM.

Evening: Lecture on "Managing Stress in Our Lives: Before it Manages Us." (Topic Subject to Change)

Lodging: The Kahler Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 27 - Nutrition and Health Lectures/Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast will be at NEDS - the Nutrition, Education and Dining Service cafeteria of Methodist Hospital. NEDS is located directly across the street from the Kahler.

Morning: Lectures on Colon Cancer Screening and Good News about Aging Brains(Topics Subject to Change)

Lunch: Closing Lunch will be in the Kahler Hotel Meeting Room.

Afternoon: Independent departures after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Rochester, Minnesota
Rochester Convention and Visitors BureauYour guide to Rochester.
For additional information, visit: www.rochestercvb.org

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
22 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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