LivelyU Lifelong Learning Academy is a programming platform offered by the Wood County Commission on Aging Inc. In partnership with the Bowling Green State University Optimal Aging Institute.
The Academy is designed to enhance senior center programming with lifelong learning opportunities. Academy courses focus on education, participation and enriching lives and are facilitated by volunteer instructors who are passionate about their chosen subjects. Courses aim to be fun and stimulating for all participants and include opportunities for active learning, critical thinking and social engagement.
The spring term runs from March through May and will include the following courses:
A glimpse into the astonishing universe, led by Dale Smith, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director of the Planetarium at BGSU
Adventures in Spanish Literature led by Liliana Rossi, Ph.D., Spanish Literature, Spanish Teacher
Andrew Johnson: First sitting chief to visit Wood County, led by Richard Baranowski, local history librarian, Way Public Library
Bowling Green in Modern Austrian Literature, led by Geoff Hawes, Professor Emeritus of German
Conversational Sign Language, led by Nancy Scott
District Courts: Jury Selection and Mock Trial, Led by Judge Joel Coleman
Great people and jobs, led by Mark Wasilichin, Floyd Kraft, Dick Edwards, Gordon Ricketts and Tim Tighe
Immigration, Led by Liliana Rossi, Ph.D., Spanish Literature, Paralegal (Immigration)
Nutrition and You, led by Laura Brubaker, MA Food and Nutrition, RDN, BGSU
Public Health Through the Years: Epidemiology
Travel Essentials, led by Judy Paffenberger
Toledo Museum of Art Gallery Group, led by Michael Combs, Physician Volunteers
Reasonable discussion of contentious issues, led by Lou Katzner, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy BGSU
Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay, led by Vicki Knauerhase, Lecturer
Whatever Happened to the Erie Indians, led by Dr. Earl Campbell Jr., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Toledo
Writing training, led by Joseph Elia, Student, Department of English at BGSU
To participate in LivelyU courses, a $20 tuition fee is required. This tuition fee will give participants access to any courses offered for the calendar year. Payment and enrollment can be arranged through the WCCOA Programs Division by phone at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or by email at [email protected]
The LivelyU course work was developed by panelists Daniel Broglie, David Drain, Carol Kinsey, Diane Klein, Vivian Miller, Eric Meyers, and Lynn Ritter.
If you would like to share your life skills with others and volunteer as a trainer, course director or member of the Curriculum Committee, please call the numbers above or send an email [email protected]