2017 SUMMER INTERSESSION SCHEDULE
Explorers LLI of Salem State University is one of more than 400 Lifelong Learning Institute chapters across the U.S. Membership is open to anyone 50 years of age or older. Non-members are welcome at Intersession programs but donations are appreciated.
When: 10 AM to noon Where: Explorers LLI of Salem State University, 10 Federal Street, Suite 10, Salem MA 01970 Website: www.explorerslli.org Phone: 978-744-0804
Monday, July 10 – The Great Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 – In a total solar eclipse, you can observe the entire sun covered by the moon. On August 21, a solar eclipse will cross the USA, for the first time in 100 years, moving from Oregon to South Carolina in 1.5 hours. MIT Emeritus Professor Hale Bradt, a long-time eclipse enthusiast, shows us what all the excitement is about.
Wednesday, July 12 – Tips to Avoid Scams, Frauds, and Identity Theft – With all the unsolicited phone calls, Internet scams and junk mail in today’s world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid being pulled into a scam. Join Cindy Matloff, Executive Director of Consumers Empowered, Inc., a nonprofit committed to promoting consumer literacy, as she explains how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud and spot the tricks that scammers and cyber criminals use to trap you. She provides a list of organizations to contact for help.
Monday, July 17 – North Shore Community Action Programs(NSCAP) – Laura MacNeil is the Executive Director of North Shore Community Action Programs. Today she tells us how NSCAP provides social services that enable low-income families and individuals to obtain the skills and knowledge they need to become economically self-sufficient, civically engaged, and to live with dignity and decency. Their programs and services include Education and Training, Economic Stabilization, Housing and Homelessness Prevention, Energy Services, and Home Care.
Wednesday, July 19 – Bullets, Bombs, and Believers: Terrorism 101 – Randall H. Miller is an adjunct professor and author of Wrong Town: A Mark Landry Novel (A top 10 Amazon best selling terrorism thriller in the U.S., U.K., Canada, & Australia). Government and the media warn us that attacks are being plotted against our mainland from within and without the United States. Today we learn about the nature of this threat and steps everyone can take to mitigate risk and save lives.
Monday, July 24 at 9:30 AM – Explorers Morning at Cinema Salem – Today we visit Cinema Salem in the Museum Place Mall. Cinema Salem offers a diversity of movies including foreign films. We are scheduled to watch the movie “Dunkirk”. Plan to arrive at the theater at about 9:15 AM. The cost of admission is five dollars.
Wednesday, July 26 – New Non-drug Treatments for Chronic Pain Syndromes –You or someone you care about may suffer from long term nerve, muscle or joint pain. Today Certified Neuropathy Pain Specialist, Dr. Ellen Blomerth, describes simple, positive and natural ways to ease long term pain without the risks of drugs and surgery. Learn about relieving pain through nutritional interventions, pain relieving therapies, gentle forms of chiropractic care, exercises and relaxation techniques.
Monday, July 31 – Current Events – Explorer Frank Hawke moderates a lively discussion group examining local, national and international issues. Each participant is encouraged to bring articles or subjects of interest for discussion by the group.
Wednesday, August 2 – Ella Fitzgerald: A Wonderful Life; a Remarkable Talent. – Explorer Bill Sano is a teacher, conductor, pianist, organist and Salem tour guide. His courses at Explorers always draw large numbers of enthusiastic students. Today Bill tells the story in words and music of a singer we all remember. Come and enjoy Ella Fitzgerald.
Monday, August 7 – U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Salem, Massachusetts: A Pictorial and Chronological History, 1935-1970 (book talk and signing) – Author and tour guide Bonnie Hurd Smith wrote her book using Nelson Dionne’s Salem History Collection. In words and pictures, we learn how the Coast Guard established the air station on Winter Island, patrolled the coast in search of German U-boats, and became the first U. S. Air-Sea Rescue Station on the Eastern Seaboard. Salem coastguardsmen bravely saved dozens of lives at sea while risking their own. Women reservists joined the station in 1943.
Wednesday, August 9 – Beverly and the Navy’s Origin – Beverly Historical Society members Fred Hammond and Frank Marcos tell us about the role Beverly harbor and surrounding areas played in naval action against the British during the American Revolution. They compare the claims of Beverly and Marblehead to be the real birthplace of the American Navy.
Monday, August 14 – Medications: What You Need to Know as You Get Older – For 31 years, Dan Newberg was Director of Pharmacy at Beverly Hospital. Because of his extensive experience with the effects of medicines on older people, he has given presentations to nurses, physicians and community groups. It is important that medical professionals and lay people better understand that medicines affect seniors differently than young people. Don’t miss this presentation aimed at us.
Wednesday, August 16 – Experiences and Insights from a 2016 Trip to Cuba – Find out what Cuba looks like today. Explorer Ruth Harkness describes her trip to Cuba in 2016. Explorer Allyan Rivera provides historical contrast by sharing observations from her childhood in Cuba before, during and after Fidel Castro’s revolution.