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As a benefit of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM Continuing Education, members are able to register for free Members-only events throughout the year, including lectures and movie nights.

To register, simply choose an upcoming open event and click "register now". You must be signed in and have an active OLLI membership to enroll.

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Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Oct 12, 2022
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 09, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 09, 2022
Instructors
Section Notes

Make your own plan for healthy aging using the Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body plan. Identify the reasons for taking care of yourself as you age and strategies to age well in the following areas: physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity and social engagement. Ron Eppes is the Program Director at the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico.

Type
In-Person Class
Days
Th
Time
3:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2022
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 24, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 24, 2022
Section Notes

From the 16th through the 17th centuries, Europe was gripped by a witch-hunting fever. Spurred on by official sanctions and supported by local authorities, the hunts broke out in numerous locations for some two hundred years. We will take a look at the reasons for the rise of these events, their development, eventual decline, and the keys they provide for our understanding of the emergence of certain belief systems of our own times. Dr. Hana Samek Norton is a historian, litigation consultant and published author of two novels.

 

Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 16, 2022
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 13, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 13, 2022
Instructors
Section Notes

43,000 New Mexicans are living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Most of us will be impacted by this disease over the course of our lifetime, either personally or as a family caregiver. November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. This education program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor. You'll also learn basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors, research and FDA-approved treatments. Ron Eppes is the Program Director at the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico.

 

Type
In-Person Class
Days
Th
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Dec 01, 2022
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 28, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 28, 2022
Instructors
Section Notes

How should the United States address with the most aggressive build-up of military forces in the Pacific since Japan’s preparations for war in the 1930s and early 1940s? China is building artificial islands with military bases in the Western Pacific while it spends a considerable portion of its GDP arming its military with massive numbers of new sophisticated weapons.  It regularly threatens democratic Taiwan with military overflights and war games in the waters close to the island, claiming the island’s reunification with the communist .mainland is imminent.  China frequently states its grievances with the West as stemming from “a century of humiliation” and demands a change in the international order. We’ll discuss the origins of the current conflicts and the major players.

Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 01, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2023
Instructors
Section Notes

The tragedy of Emperor Maximilian and his wife, Carlota, is particularly fascinating, because despite their good intentions, this rather naïve couple believed that they could successfully govern Mexico.  This view was supported by France’s Napoleon III and the Pope.  Many others, including the families of the couple, strongly asserted that they should stay home in Austria. Both had dreams of becoming great and beloved leaders who could win over the Mexican people.  In reality, Maximilian and Carlota’s attempt was almost certain to fail.  The French withdrew support, the US was threatening, and there was no money.  Maximilian was captured, and although he might have escaped, he was executed in 1867. We’ll look at all the actors in this violent melodrama and assess the errors in judgement, the venality and naivety of some of the participants, and try to understand how such disasters occur.  

 

Type
In-Person Class
Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Feb 28, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 25, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 25, 2023
Instructors
  • Kris Winterowd
Section Notes

The NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) offers one-stop access to a variety of federal, state, local, public and private resources to support New Mexicans in maintaining their independence as they age. This workshop offers an opportunity to learn about how to access resources through the Aging and Disability Resource Center. 

Open to interested individuals. No OLLI Membership required. 

Type
In-Person Class
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 17, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2023
Instructors
Section Notes
When the United States went to war with Mexico in 1846, many Irish immigrants were serving in the U.S. army, following in the tradition of the Wild Geese, Irish soldiers who for more than a century had left the Emerald Isle to fight in the armies of other nations    But faced with rampant anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic discrimination, some left the U. S. army, crossed the Rio Grande, and joined the Mexican army instead.  At the war’s end, the U.S. hanged them as deserters, but today some in Mexico, Ireland and the U.S. celebrate them as heroes. We’ll examine their history and listen to their tale in music by The Chieftains.   
Type
In-Person Class
Days
Th
Time
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
Instructors
Section Notes

What advance healthcare planning options exist in New Mexico? Our discussion will include an overview of Advance Healthcare Directives and an explanation of various healthcare choices we have as we near the end of our lives. The Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act (Medical Aid in Dying) which was enacted in the 2021 legislative session and has been effective since June 2021 is an important part of this.  This is a lot of information so the format will be 70-90 minutes of presentation followed by 30+ minutes of questions and discussion.

 

 

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