Thirteen topics will be presented during the month of March by the "Learning in Retirement" (LIR) program. They include:
? March 6: The "Eat, Pray, Love....Your Hobby" program is presented by Shari Liesch, APNP, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Coughlin Center, Winnebago. The interactive talk will involve the power of the individuals participating, taking a look at the happiness factor of life, positive-thinking and goal-setting.
? March 7: "Zoning In on the Euro Crisis" from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Evergreen Retirement Community, with Laura Biskupic and Christian Peterson who will go behind the headlines to trace the path that led to the European Debt Crisis and to discuss whether austerity or growth is the answer.
? March 13: "Upper Gastrointestinal Disease in the Older Adult" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Park View Health Center, with Jeffrey Goldman, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist, whose presentation will include basic anatomy, diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the older adult.
? March, April, May: "Reader's Choice" will begin its three-session discussions on March 13, continuing April 10 and May 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Coughlin Center, with Jeanne Shiras the coordinator. "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson is the choice for the first session; "Run" by Ann Padgett is the second; and a reading from the Great Book series is the third.
? March 14: "Role of Religion in Society: Why We Need It?" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Evergreen by Brad McIntyre, author and hospital chaplain, answering the question by discussing the role it plays in today's society and its importance to millions of persons.
? March 14: "Chef's Choice: Mystical Morocco" 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen when, following luncheon, Kathy and Jack Propp will show slides and tell about their last year's trip to Morocco, its people, their culture, some history and its political significance.
Membership in LIR may be made at any time by calling 920-424-0876. Its officers and members are involved in its entire program planning, while the office of Continuing Education and Extension at UW Oshkosh does its clerical work with the contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wondering about a gift to mark someone's birthday or a special event? Gift certificates in any amount are available by calling the UW-O office. Special tours and a theater trip will occur during early spring weeks.