Chronological Activities List

Senior Academy Events and Activities 1994-2010
Lectures by Members (1994-97)
Assisting Foreign Students at Registration
Victory Field (1996)
T.C. Steele State Historic Site (Nashville—1996)
Columbus Architecture Tour (1997)
Reception at the Chancellor’s home (1998)
Ernie Pyle Museum (Dana—1998)
Turkey Run State Park (1998)
West Baden Springs (1999)
Indiana Historical Society (2000)
Grissom Air Museum (2000)
Peru Circus Hall of Fame (2000)
Conner Prairie Holiday Dinner (2000)
Indiana War Memorial (2001)
Elwood Haynes Mansion and Museum (Kokomo—2002)
Indiana State Museum Tour and Lunch in Ayres Tea Room (2002)
Oldfield’s/Indianapolis Museum of Art (2002)
Hollyhock Hills Holiday Dinners (2002-2009)
Glendale Mall presentation (2002)
Lilly Library (IU-Bloomington—2003)
Stream Cliff Herb Farm Tour (2003)
Halloween Tour: Indiana Medical History Museum & City Market Catacombs (2003)
Chicago Museum Tour, holiday shopping (2003)
IUPUI Campus Tour (2004)
Twinrocker Paper Tour (Brookston—2004)
Flower Barn (Lebanon—2004)
Informatics Building Tour (2005)
Lanier Mansion (Madison) & Clifty Falls State Park (2005)
Lunch in Greece (Hellas Café—2005)
Crown Hill Cemetery (2005)
IMA—Arts & Crafts Movement Tour (2005)
Herron School of Art & Design (2005)
Holiday luncheon & Wine Tasting at Easley Winery (2005)
Culbertson Mansion (New Albany), Corydon, & Leavenworth (2006)
Thorntown Heritage Museum/Sugar Creek Art Center (2006)
Indiana School for the Blind (2006)
Eiteljorg Museum (2007)
Chateau Thomas Lunch and Wine Tasting (2007)
Traders Point Creamery & Hoosier Orchid tour (2007)
Stutz Building tour of historic cars/Artists’ Studios (2007)
Indianapolis Museum of Art—Roman Art from the Louvre (2007)
Dedication of Senior Academy Room in IUPUI Campus Center (2008)
Spring Mill State Park (2008)
Athenaeum; New Central Library (2008)
National Underground Railway Freedom Center & Cincinnati Art Museum (2008)
T. C. Steele State Historic Site (Nashville—2008)
Indianapolis Museum of Art—Court Art of China-Ming Dynasty (2008)
Jaguar Basketball Game (2009)
Holliday Park Wildflower Walk (2009)
Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory (2009)
IUPUI New Construction/Renovation Tour (2009)
Sampler Furniture Factory (Homer)/Metamora (2009)
Indianapolis Museum of Art—Sacred Spain: Art & Belief in the Spanish World (2009)
Charbono’s Luncheon (Avon—2010)
Ensemble Music Society (2010)
Turkey Run State Park (2010)

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Senior Academy Presentations 2003-2010
History of Black Physicians in Indianapolis (George Rawls) March 23, 2010
From Pearl Harbor to Helicopters – the Millennials are Coming (Tom DeCoster) January 19, 2010
Protect Retirement Investments (TIAA-CREF and other retirement advisors) October 20, 2009
Health Care Reform (David Orentlicher) September 29, 2009
Investment Strategies to Uncertain and Volatile Times (Gene Temple) March 17, 2009
Understanding Aging and Memory Loss (Mary Austrom) February 17, 2009
Where do we go from here—the future of the Economy (Morton Marcus) November 18, 2008
Genetic Engineering: Tools, Products, Controversies (Ted Grayson) October 15, 2008
Road Map to Long-Term Care in Indiana (Robyn Grant) September 16, 2008
Program on Hearing Aids (Donna Segal) April 15, 2008
From Pioneer to Contemporary Mormonism: “It’s Difficult to Get Here from There”          (Jan Shipps)
Are You Listening? (Jim East) February 19, 2008
Teaching and Lecturing in Retirement (Dick Fredland) January 29, 2008
Intergenerational and Family Vacations December 4, 2007
Stained Glass Making (Dick Patterson) November 20, 2007
The World of Tournament Bridge (Jordan Leibman) September 25, 2007
Medicare Drug Prescription Plan Revisited (five members discuss their plans) April 17, 2007
Beekeeping (Jim East) March 6, 2007
Making Serious Art in Retirement (J. Edgar Webb) February 20, 2007
Geriatric Psychiatry (Jeanne Dickens) October 3, 2006
Medicare Part D Website (Jordan Leibman & Ray Koleski) September 19, 2006
Medicare Plan D Follow-up (Ed Solinski) April 25, 2006
Success by 6 (Carlyn Johnson) March 14, 2006
Medicare Prescription Plan (Ed Solinski) November 8, 2005
Financing Extraordinary Large Purchases in Retirement (Jordan Leibman) May 17, 2005
Federal Deficits and the National Debt (Bob Kirk) April 26, 2005
Mystery of Indy’s Best Architectural Secret (Jim East) April 21, 2005
From the Canary Islands to Bermuda on a Square-rigged Ship (Noel Duerden) March 29, 2005
Adventuring in Peru and Ecuador: Piranhas, Incas, and Redfooted Boobies       (Vic Childers) March 22, 2005
Galapagos Islands in Ecuador (Carlyn Johnson) March 15, 2005
Long Term Care Insurance (Twyla Stech of Senior Health Insurance Info) March 8, 2005
Genealogy (Jim East, Noel Duerden, Kent Sharp) February 8, 2005
Good Nutrition (Sara Blackburn) January 27, 2005
A Discussion of Different Travel Formats (Jordan Leibman & Ron Frank) November 9, 2004
Computers (Kent Sharp) October 19, 2004
Retirement Communities conversation–Meadowood, Marquette Manor, and NORC (Members discuss their experiences in different settings) October 7, 2004
From Here to Pantanal (Carlyn Johnson) September 21, 2004
Retirement Tragedies and How to Avoid Them September 14, 2004
Costa Rica (Ron Frank) May 25, 2004
Solve Your Computer Problems (Kent Sharp) May 11, 2004
Images of Iceland (Carl and Mary Lou Rothe) April 20, 2004
Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization Act (Ann Holmes & Sarge Visher) April 13, 2004
Long Term Care Insurance March 9, 2004
Telemedicine for an Active Retirement (Eugene M. Helveston) February 17, 2004
Senior Academy Website (Judy Silence) February 10, 2004
Selecting Nursing Homes (Robyn Grant) January 13, 2004
Health Insurance Continued (Ed Solinski) December 16, 2003
Expedition to Antarctica (Vic Childers) November 11, 2003
Supplemental Health Insurance (Ed Solinski) November 4, 2003
Compare and Share Computer Issues (Kent Sharp) October 14, 2003

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18 February 2010