FALL PROGRAM SCHEDULE – Golden Slipper on the Main Line (GSML)

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Golden Slipper on the Main Line  (GSML) has announced its fall program schedule at its new location at Adath Israel Synagogue (250 Highland Avenue, Frankel Hall, Merion Station, Pennsylvania, 19066).  GSML is an expanded program of Golden Slipper Center for Seniors under the Golden Slipper Club & Charities umbrella.  Prices and schedule are subject to change without notice.

There is no membership fee to participate in Golden Slipper on the Main Line programs—just an annual registration fee of $18.  This fee is waived for the first year for those individuals who are new to Golden Slipper on the Main Line programs.

The following eight-week morning programs may be purchased as a package or individually.  The full package, which includes all eight morning courses only, is $190.  Individual eight-week courses are priced below.


MONDAYS, NOVEMBER 5 — DECEMBER 10, 10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.
SPEAKERS FORUM

Each week,  the Center for Seniors presents an exceptional variety of topics and speakers. The renowned fall line-up of guests includes the following:

NOVEMBER 5: Rita Altman, The Venetian Mysteries of Donna Leon

NOVEMBER 12: Chris Satullo, WHYY, Civic Dialogue and the News

NOVEMBER 19: Sid Smolinksy, What it’s Really Like to be an Attorney in the Legal Justice System

NOVEMBER 26: Harry Hairston, NBC10, Stories of The Investigators

DECEMBER 3: Adam Zucker, The Heroic Stories of Angel Flight

DECEMBER 10: William L. Fleisher, The Vidocq Society; Unsolved Crimes and Disappearances.

Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org to learn more.

Course fee: $34

MONDAYS, OCTOBER 22 — DECEMBER 10, 11:15 A.M. — 12:15 P.M.

Mythology in Literature, Film & Music

Explore myths through literature, music and film and how they are persistent, powerful influences in today’s society. Edith Hamilton’s Mythology will be a featured text in addition to familiar bible stories, and the instructor is Gerald Tremblay.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $34

TUESDAYS, October 23 — December 11, 10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.

The Artists of Montmartre

Back by popular demand, this captivating course features different artists who came to Montmartre at the turn of the century to live the bohemian life.   Instructor, artist, teacher and gallery director Drew Zimmerman brings his own unique voice to this series that offers insight into the social attitudes that challenged the norms of that era.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $34

TUESDAYS, October 23 — December 11, 10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.

The Way Things Used to Be: The Fifties

In this new course, instructor Michael J. Simeone, MEd, Secondary Education, Temple University, faculty, College of Arts & Sciences, Widener University will take a nostalgic look at the1950’s and the political, social and technological forces that changed lives for Americans.   The communist threat, the sexual revolution, consumerism, integration, television and the personalities that grabbed the nation’s attention during an important, yet overlooked decade will be presented.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $34

 

WEDNESDAYS, October 24 — December 12, 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Terrorism — The Historical Perspective

Terrorism has become a part of the ever-changing world.  Its evolving occurrences have deep roots in the 19th century when anarchists successfully plotted the murders of a Russian Czar, an Austrian Empress, a French Prime Minister and even an American President.  In this riveting new course,  instructor Dr. Claire Hirshfield, professor emerita, European History, Pennsylvania State University, will investigate the terrorists of the 19th century from Russian nihilists to Irish gentians and Hindu revolutionaries. Learning about groups such as the Weather Underground, the Red Brigades and the Baader-Meinhof Gang of the 1960’s and 1970’s will help attendees to understand the religious-political Islamism which represents the new terrorism of today. Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $34

Wednesdays, October 24 — December 12, 11:15 P.M. — 12:15 p.m.

Composers, Songs & Stories

Join Dr. Bruce Bogdanoff, pianist and musical theater performer for this program featuring Broadway and movie show tunes.  Enjoy the music of prolific composers and songwriters and the sounds of some of the most celebrated songs ever written.  In addition, hear the artists’  fascinating life stories.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $34

THURSDAYS, 10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.

October 25 — December 13 (no class on november 22)

Movie Talk & Theater, Too!

Join in the lively discussion on great movies, directors, actors and theatre productions.  Select films and plays will be analyzed, compared, discussed and debated with instructor Dr. Moylan Mills, professor of Integrative Arts, Pennsylvania State University.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $34

Thursdays, 11:15 P.M. — 12:15 p.m.

October 25 — December 13 (no class on november 22)

World Affairs, What’s in the News?

Don’t miss this stimulating and dynamic hour when Susan Myers, BA, Brandeis University, past president of PA Region of American Jewish Congress, and member, JSPAN leads a program on current local, national and international events.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $34

New!  Afternoon Course Offerings at Golden Slipper on the Main Line

 

MONDAYs, 1:15 P.M. — 2:15 P.M.
OCTOBER 22 — NOVEMBER 12 (FOUR WEEKS)

Feng Shui — The Chinese Art of Placement

Feng Shui, an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China, is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it. Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi (energy). Enjoy an enlivening four-week course that encompasses the history, philosophy, traditions and a review of floor plans to allow attendees to incorporate this art into their personal space.   The instructor is Jenkintown resident Debra Ross*, certified Feng Shui consultant, Temple University, artist-in residence, Lafayette College.   Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $40 (Minimum enrollment must be met for class to run.)

TUESDAYS, 1:15 p.m. — 2:15 P.M.

OCTOBER 23 — NOVEMBER 27 (SIX WEEKS)

Mindful Meditation

Anyone, at any age, can learn to meditate. Practicing mindfulness may help develop greater calmness and insight into facing life’s experiences, relieve stress and may even lower blood pressure to reduce hypertension. Taking time each day to pay attention to the present, rather than dwell in thoughts about the past or that anticipate the future, will help practitioners to accept things as they are and allow them to discover the love, kindness, joy and peace that exists within. Experience this exceptional six-week course as Havertown resident Gabriel Rocco* introduces  the practice of mindfulness in a clear, simple and enjoyable manner. Rocco is staff instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Program for Mindfulness and mind-body health specialist at the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $85 (Minimum enrollment must be met for class to run-maximum 20 attendees.)

 

WEDNESDAYs, 1:00 P.M. — 1:50 P.M.

October 24 — November 28 (six weeks)

Zumba Gold®

Zumba Gold® is an exhilarating, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness program for the active adult.  International rhythms participants will dance to include Salsa, Cha-Cha, Merengue, the Tango, Flamenco and more!  Zumba Gold® is done at a fitness level all may enjoy and participate in to improve balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly, have fun!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a hand towel and join Philadelphia’s Amanda Ross*, Certified Zumba Gold® instructor.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: $42 (Minimum enrollment must be met for class to run.)

 

Thursdays, 1:00 P.M. — 2:00 P.M.

October 25; meets Monthly

Slipper Book Club — Calling All Book Lovers!

This free program is for great book lovers who relish the opportunity to discuss them and weigh in on them with friends or other voracious readers.  Join Bala Cynwyd resident Roberta Green, Temple University; English and History teacher, Philadelphia School District for the start of the Main Line Slipper Book Club, an informal way to meet new friends, have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of sharing a passion for reading.   The  first meeting will be a gathering for participants to get to know each other, choose a book, set up a club schedule and meet  the facilitator.  Please call (610) 359-8632, ext. 11 to register or visit www.goldenslipperseniors.org  to learn more.

Course fee: Free!

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Golden Slipper Club & Charities, celebrating 90 years in 2012, has taken a hands-on approach to support programs and services for the Greater Philadelphia area’s youth, needy and elderly, with some 600 active men and women who volunteer their time to serve people in need.   Golden Slipper’s motto is charity, good fellowship and loyalty, first and foremost, in all its endeavors.   It provides charitable services to those in need in the community.   Golden Slipper Camp sends approximately 600 children to overnight camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.   Golden Slipper Center for Seniors provides a daytime activities facility which offers social and recreational activities and meals for over 300 senior citizens.   Other programs offered to help the community include HUNAS (Human Needs and Services) which gives emergency grants to those in need and the Slipper Scholarship Program, which provides college scholarships to deserving and promising young students.  Visit www.goldenslipperclub.org
or www.goldenslipperseniors.org to learn more.

Golden Slipper on the Main Line
250 Highland Avenue • Merion Station, Pennsylvania, 19066
Phone:  (610) 359-8632  Fax: (215) 877-6675
Web: goldenslipperclubseniors.org  Email: cblumenthal@goldenslipper.org

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