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Glazier Senior Education Center offers programs

August 24, 2018

The Harris County Precinct 3 Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center, 16600 Pine Forest Lane, has scheduled programs and classes in September for seniors. Email glaziersec@pct3.com, visit www.pct3.com/senior-centers/glazier-senior-center or call 713-274-3250 for information.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1-2 p.m. Second Wave of Feminism and the Suffragette. Join this professor of political science for this lecture about the history of women’s rights and the long and difficult road for women to gain the right to vote. She is an associate professor of political science with a specialty on the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional history. Among many other distinctions, she has a master of liberal arts degree in government from Harvard University and a secondary graduate certificate in Women in Politics and Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She worked for the McCormack Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts-Boston serving as a survey analyst in the Presidential Election of 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore. She worked on the Commission on Presidential Debates helping orchestrate the first presidential debate of 2000 between Bush and Gore at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Spiritual Discussion. This group will explore the question and possible solutions for the peace and happiness everyone desires from the lens of a Spiritual Life. The facilitator is passionate about the study of spirituality, religion, philosophy, psychology and relationships. She has been a writer for over 25 years and has counseled and coached individuals, couples, college students and young professionals. She is certified in Reiki I and II level healing.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1-2 p.m. Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease presented by Alzheimer’s Association. The 10 warning signs describe the signs and symptoms individuals should look for if they are concerned about this disease. Early detection matters.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1-2 p.m. Basics of How to Be Healthy and Sleep Hygiene presented by Methodist Hospital Board Certified Physician. Learn about healthy eating, healthy habits to age successfully, what preventative vaccinations are needed and what routine checkups are important. Sleep hygiene is a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness. These are important for a senior’s health.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2:15-3:15 p.m. The History and Culture of Cape Cod, Massachusetts with Cape Cod Native and Librarian. Learn about the first Native American inhabitants of the Cape, the arrival of the Pilgrims before their famous stop in Plymouth, the Cape’s role in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and other important historical events centering around Cape Cod.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Twitter is a social media tool that helps people express their concerns, ideas and thoughts. Join the instructor to learn how to make a twitter account and how to use the basic tools. Space is limited. Reserve a seat by calling 713-274-3250.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 10-11 a.m. Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income. At this workshop, people will learn the 5 factors to consider when deciding to apply for benefits, when it makes sense to delay benefits and when it does not, why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy, how to estimate your benefits, innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse, how to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits, how to coordinate Social Security with your other forms of retirement income, and more.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 3-4 p.m. Bluegrass Almost Heaven Concert at Glazier. Enjoy this group of men and women who love playing traditional, contemporary, and gospel bluegrass music.

Friday, Sept. 7, 10-11 a.m. Spanish Club. Learn various Spanish phrases and vocabulary every Friday at 11 a.m. This class is designed for any level.

Friday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-noon. Ukulele Lessons for Intermediate Players. Learn chords, melody, soloing, transition of one chord to the next, etc. every Friday. These ongoing lessons are open to intermediate players and/or those who have completed beginner lessons.

Friday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m. Classic Cinema Presents 1948s “Fort Apache” starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda. Please bring snacks or lunch for intermission.

Monday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Cut the Cord. Come and discover how to bring more entertainment into your life using the Internet. Learn about Pandora, YouTube, Netflix and similar sites to get a glimpse into streaming movies, TV shows, and music. Space l. Reserve a seat by calling 713-274-3250.

Monday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Depression and Bipolar Support Meetings. This on-going weekly support group can help people share common experiences, learn new coping skills, have positive social interaction, and learn about mental health. It is confidential and family and friends are welcome. A trained facilitator (LPC) is at every group and it is professionally monitored and managed. This class meets every Monday.

Monday, Sept. 10, 1-3 p.m. Journey to the Upper Room. Join a professional speaker, author, and communicator for this four-day series. Journey to the upper room was developed from the book Dare to Dance with the Spirit. This workshop is a look at the path led by God’s spirit as it is played out in each of our lives. All beliefs, faiths, walks of life are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1-2 p.m. The Importance of Reducing Sugar for the Brain. According to recent research, excess sugar can be TOXIC to the brain. Not only does it contribute to inflammation, but it also shrinks the hippocampus where short-term memory is stored. What else does it do to your brain? Learn about the very latest, up-to-date research and discover specific tips for reducing sugar intake in your diet.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m. NASA Engineer at Glazier from Apollo 13. Jerry Woodfill worked as a NASA employee at the Johnson Space Center for more than 52 years. Receiving a Rice degree in electrical engineering, he was so impressed by hearing President John Kennedy’s 1962 Rice Stadium Moon Race speech that he joined NASA in 1965 and became the Apollo Moon Program’s Spacecraft Warning System Engineer, the only NASA employee to serve in this role. Woodfill contributed to the designs of both Neil Armstrong’s Columbia and Eagle spacecraft warning systems as their warning system engineer. Monitoring both at the time of the Lunar Landing. Similarly, at his station the evening of the explosion of Apollo 13, Woodfill was among the first to hear the crew’s call for help, “Houston, We have a Problem,” for it was Woodfill’s warning system’s alarm which was first to alert Mission Control to the grave situation that might have resulted in the death of the crew. As a result, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom as a member of the Apollo 13 Mission Operation’s Team.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1-2 p.m. Medicare Seminar. Learn what to do if you cannot afford long-term care and how to set up a Miller Trust to protect your assets.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2-3 p.m. Patsy Cline Live at Glazier! The impersonator does impersonations all over the United States, including Las Vegas. She is a professional actress.

Monday, Sept. 17, 1-3 p.m. Forensic Science Workshop. Forensic scientists from the Texas Department of Public Safety Houston Crime Laboratory will be at Glazier. What is forensic science? Is it like what you see on TV? Become a forensic scientist for a few hours and find out! This seminar will be an overview of the world of forensic science, particularly at the Houston DPS Crime Lab.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-noon. Solar Energy Class. Understand the process of harvesting sun light with an engineer and enjoy a demonstration. Learn about the costs, procedures, permitting, and other relevant information in this detailed workshop.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1-2:30 P.M. Living with Alzheimer’s for the Younger Set presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young…does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help?

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Prevention of Strokes with Food presented by a Functional Nutritionist. Stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. This deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients, which can cause your brain cells to die. Learn what food you should be eating, what steps you can take every day to reduce your chance of strokes such as supplements, cleansing, etc. Learn about the fiber, potassium, folate, and antioxidants found in fruits and veggies have been linked with a reduced risk of stroke. Learn about the gut and brain connection. Parasites in the body will be discussed as well.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2-3 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation presented by a Heart Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He is the inventor of the Wolf Mini-Maze for atrial fib. This surgeon is a nationally renowned medical doctor who specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. His procedure combines an “ablation” method and the “maze” procedure, without performing open heart surgery.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 10-11 a.m. Forgiveness: Learn How to Forgive and Discover the Benefits you will Gain by Practicing Forgiveness (with LPC). Forgiveness is letting go of feelings of anger, resentment or thoughts of revenge. Forgiveness is something you do for you, not others. The benefits of forgiving is lower blood pressure, psychological well-being, better cardiovascular health, less stress, less hostility, healthier relationships and feelings of peace.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Photographing Pollinators (Bees, Butterflies, etc.) Program. This PowerPoint presentation starts with the basics of photography from using your cell phone to high end digital SLR’s. The focus is to help the audience understand the importance of composition, use of the sun and shadows, when to use your flash and many other keys to improving your photographs. This presentation is not only focused on photographing pollinators, but it will also provide ideas on improving travel photographs.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, noon-3:30 p.m. Tone Your Bones Event with UT Health. Noon-1:30 p.m. Bone Density and Fall Risk Screenings 1:30-2:30 p.m. Educational Talk about Osteoporosis, Exercise, and Fall Prevention 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bone Density and Fall Risk Screenings

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1-2 p.m. The Psychology of Color: What Color is Right for You to Look Younger, Thinner, and to Boost your Personal or Professional image! Interactive Workshop. The right colors worn visually shave 10 years and 10 pounds off and harmoniously enhance your image. Meet the founder and CEO of a Color Consulting Firm. She is experienced in personal color analysis and wardrobing, and has partnered with large retailers and cosmetic brands. She has appeared as a color/style expert for local/nationally syndicated television. Her mission is to educate and empower people in the effective use of color for personal presentation and competitive positioning in the marketplace. In this interactive, hands on workshop, learn practical tips on mixing and matching of colors for streamlined wardrobe. Also, learn the meaning and message of each hue around the color wheel.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2-3 p.m. Russian History Lecture: Soul, Spirit, and Heart in Poetry and Literature presented by a Professor of Philosophy and Applied Sociology. The presenter was born in Russia, in 1954, in the former Soviet Union.

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