Wellness On Wednesdays – For those 55 and older

by Immanuel on June 16, 2010

Wellness On Wednesdays meets every Wednesday, and is for those 55 and older. Join us from 10 am to 12:30 pm for blood pressure checks, light exercises, speakers and lunch.

The program schedule for the next couple of weeks: 

March 7 – ‘Frederick Douglass’ – The city of Rochester has named 2018 as “The Year of Douglass” to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.  Christine Ridarsky, City Historian for Rochester, will discuss Douglass’ life in Rochester and the statue that honors him in Highland Park. We’ll also view a very interesting film.  COMMUNION SERVICE UPSTAIRS AT 12:15.   ALL ARE WELCOME!

March 14 – ‘Ireland:  Island of Tremendous Beauty, Conflict and Resolve’ – Immanuel member, Bruce Kulp, will discuss his recent trip to Ireland along with his observation about the strife and resilience that shaped Ireland’s history and its future.

March 21 – ‘Skyscrapers’ – In this program, Donald Hall will trace the history and recent boom of very tall buildings. Hear some interesting facts about distinctive skyscrapers!

March 28 – ‘Musical Fun with the Fiddle’ – The duo of Kathy and Denny Brunner return to WOW to share their amazing musical abilities once again. They are sure to delight us with their melodies and toe-tapping rhythms.

April 4th – “The Correlation of the Tunguska Event and Tutankhamen” – Our presenter, Bob Klein, will show artifacts and specimens of meteorites, a rock from Mars and other items related to two fascinating historical events.  One was a large explosion caused by a meteorite, near Tunguska, in Russia, circa 1908.  The second dramatic event was another meteorite explosion that occurred 28 million years ago in the Sahara Desert.  Bob will explain how its aftereffects related to King Tut (Tutankhamen)!

April 11 – “The World Smiles with Flowers” – Our favorite flower designer, Deb Huehn, from Kittelberger’s Florist, will once again provide lots of smiles and enjoyment with her varied, amazing and beautiful arrangements!

April 18 – “The Way of St. James” – Pastor Aileen Robbins, who used her sabbatical leave to walk the Camino de Santiago, – one of the most internationally renowned Christian pilgrimages in the world,- will relate her experiences on this long and spiritual walk from France into Spain.

April 25 – “Adventures in Wildflowers” – Former Xerox Graphic Arts Specialist, Ed Snyder, has captured amazing pictures of many unique types of wildflowers.  Come and enjoy the beauty he will present.

May 2 – “Music and Movement” – Musician Steve Petrovich’s guitar and voice presentation promises to get us moving and grooving with songs from the 1880’s to the 1980’s.

May 9 – “Disney World Theme Parks” – WOW member George Vorhauer will take us on a photo journey through the 4 Theme Parks of Florida’s Disney World.  Come and enjoy!!

May 16 – “Rochesterville on the Rise – Part 2” – Rochester Historical Society’s Dan Cody will continue the fascinating story of how Rochester was formed and grew into what we are familiar with today.

May 23 – “Genesee Land Trust” – Join us as we learn how the Genesee Land Trust preserves and protects the land we love in the Rochester area.

May 30 – “Patriotic Music” – One of our favorite musicians, Geoff Clough, returns, this time to entertain us with music for Memorial Day!!

June 6 – “Little Ambassadors” – Town of Brighton Historian, Mary Jo Lanphear, will explain the evacuation of some British children to North American during World War 2.  The ‘Kodak Kids’ movement was one example of a company helping to shelter children (ages 5 – 15 in the years 1940 – 1945) by getting them out of England to avoid the Nazis.

June 13 – “Oh, Those Aching Backs!” – MVP’s Suzanne Feathers returns to WOW, this time to help us understand how to prevent/alleviate back problems.

June 20 – “The Life and Works of Norman Rockwell:  Illustrator, Artist, American” – WOW’s own Bill Ruoff will provide a presentation to remember as he covers this famous artist’s life, works, criticism by others, influence on other artists and his high regard by many buyers who are willing to pay millions of dollars for a single Rockwell original!

June 27 – “Tulip Time in the Netherlands” – Enjoy the sights of the Dutch tulip fields!  Dave and Lyn Reville will share highlights of their recent trip to Holland, including the biggest flower park in the world ~ Keukenhuf Park, where more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted every year!



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