LivelyU offers lifelong learning


The LivelyU Lifelong Learning Academy is a platform of programming offered through the Wood County Committee on Aging Inc. (WCCOA) in partnership with the Bowling Green State University Optimal Aging Institute. The academy is designed to enhance programming with opportunities for lifelong learning. Academy courses focus on education, engagement and life enrichment and are facilitated by volunteer instructors with a passion for their chosen subjects. Courses are intended to be enjoyable, stimulating, learning for the joy of learning and offer opportunities for social engagement for all registrants.

The spring semester will run from March through May and will include the following courses:

• Who Are the Amish?, Lynn Wineland, self-titled historian

• Short Story Boot Camp, Joseph Elia, English major, BGSU

• County Courts, Judge Joel Kuhlman

• Don Quixote, Liliana Rossi, Ph.D. Spanish literature

• Diversity and the LGBTQ+ Community, Eric Myers, BGSU

• Gallery Group, Michael Coomes and Sally Drier, docents

• Travelogue: Travel Basics, Judy Pfaffenberger, experienced traveler

• Nutrition and You, Laura Brubaker, MFN, RDN, LD

• Famous Visitors to Perrysburg, Richard Baranowski, local history librarian

• Medical Ethics, Lou Katzner, trustee professor emeritus of philosophy

• Mindfulness in Nature, Emma Taylor, CIG, CMT-P

• University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, Vicki Knauerhase, docent

• Binder of a Lifetime, Steve Long, memory missionary

• Age-isms, Wendy Watson. Ph.D.

• Spanish Language I, Liliana Rossi, Ph.D. Spanish literature

• Turning Family Stories into Poetry, Dr. Sandra L. Faulkner, BGSU

• Introduction to Bird Watching, John Kusnier, ornithologist

• An Immigrant’s Story, Genevieve Geha Kirkbride, immigrant

• Identifying Architectural Structures, Heidi Reger, architect

• Creating Calligraphy, Jacqueline Metz, self-taught calligraphist

To take part in LivelyU courses, a semester tuition fee of $20 is required. This tuition payment will give participants access to any courses offered for the calendar year. Registrants need to then register for the courses they are interested in attending. Payment and registration can be organized through the WCCOA Programs Department by phone at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or by email at [email protected].

LivelyU course work has been developed by the following committee members: Danielle Brogley, Frank Day, Pam Day, Clara Fiori, Dianne Klein, Eric Myers, Lynn Ritter, Lilianna Rossi, and Jennifer Wagner.

If interested in sharing life skills with others and volunteer as an instructor, course manager, or curriculum committee member, call us at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or email [email protected].

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