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Senior Lecture Series

Our Senior Center Lecture Series offers rare opportunities to hear from top thinkers, artists, chefs, authors, and innovators in intimate conversations that connect, enrich, and inspire. Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30am. No RSVP needed.


American Red Cross: Its History and Volunteer Opportunities

June 25, 10:30am

Facilitator: Saundra Oprea, Program Manager, Regional Disaster Preparedness

Come learn about the history of our local American Red Cross. As reflected in the Red Cross mission, the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region Chapter seeks to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural and other disasters through the immediate mobilization of people and resources, and the provision of community, workplace, and school-based training. Come learn how you can volunteer in your community!


Cheetahs: A Race for Survival

July 2, 10:30am

Facilitator: Zoo to You Staff Members

The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah is an endangered species. They are classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Learn about the cheetah throughout history and what is being done to save this beautiful animal.


Sleep is Your Superpower

July 9, 10:30am

Video: Ted Talk with Matt Walker

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderful things that happen when you get sleep – and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep’s impact on your learning, memory, immune system, and even your genetic code – as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye. We’ll discuss the topic following the video.


Statue of Liberty Stories

July 16, 10:30am

Facilitator: Rita Wetterstroem

Come hear Rita Wetterstroem read stories on the most famous and beloved sculpture in the world. Lifting her torch high above the waters of New York Harbor, Lady Liberty has welcomed generations of people seeking freedom in America.


The Art and Artists of the Cincinnati Museum Center

July 23, 10:30am

Facilitator: CMC Speakers Bureau

Learn about the magnificent experiment that led to Cincinnati Union Terminal’s art deco design, as well as the creation of over 18,000 square feet of public art space. Hear about the artists that created these beautiful art elements and learn about some of the processes these artists used. See images of existing and lost artworks, as well as photos of pieces that may be restored soon. Understand how Reiss, Bourdelle, Hentschel, and Keck contributed to making Cincinnati Union Terminal a National Historic Landmark.


Remo HealthRHYTHMS Group Drumming

July 30, 10:30am

Facilitator: Melissa Shrimplin

HealthRHYTHMS® is a fun drumming program which promotes socialization and ensures a healthy, non-strenuous workout. On a deeper level, it builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect, and respect for others. It is not really about drumming, but uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression.


Zoo Babies

August 6, 10:30am

Facilitator: Zoo to You Staff Members

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has been at the forefront of bringing zoo babies into the world for more than 140 years. It breeds hundreds of rare animals that very few other zoos do. Meet some of the zoo babies past and present. Take a look behind the scenes to discover what it takes to prepare for the new baby.


The Deep Psychological Roots of Silverstein’s Book The Giving Tree

August 13, 10:30am

Facilitator: Dr. Natalie Skurow

Come learn from this informative lecture on the deep psychological roots of The Giving Tree, and how this classic children’s story relates to you.


Winold Reiss and the Cincinnati Union Terminal Murals

August 20, 10:30am

Facilitator: CMC Speakers Bureau

Winold Reiss, known worldwide for his portraits of the Blackfoot American Indians, was commissioned in 1933 to design the mosaic murals at Cincinnati Union Terminal. Learn about the process he used to complete this extraordinary project. The presentation will explore his 23 murals, which are located at Union Terminal and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.


New Research on The Healthy Diet

August 27, 10:30am

Facilitator: Cindy Yocum, DTR, CDM

Come learn new ways to stay healthy by eating healthy foods! It’s never too late to change your nutritional habits. Eat healthy, and you’ll feel better too.