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Course Overview

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.

To learn more about becoming a member, click here.

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Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Advance Healthcare Planning and End of Life Options
Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Dates
Sep 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 11, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 11, 2022
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. Jan Wilson is the Co-Chair and Volunteer Coordinator of the Public Outreach and Education Committee for End of Life Options New Mexico.

 

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Making the Most of Medicare:  Preparing for Fall Open Enrollment
Type
Live Online
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Sep 16, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 13, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 13, 2022
Instructors
  • Kris Winterowd
Section Notes

Wondering how to lower your Medicare costs while making sure you are taking advantage of all the benefits possible?  Medicare Open Enrollment is around the corner—October 15th through December 7th. Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks.  Also, your health needs may have changed.  This workshop provides an opportunity to make sure you are maximizing your Medicare benefits.  Even if you’re happy with your current coverage, it pays to compare plans while you can with a SHIP counselor. 

Join Kris Winterowd, NE Regional Coordinator for the State of New Mexico’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to learn about how a plan comparison with an unbiased expert might improve your coverage and save you money.  SHIP is part of the New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department, and offers free, unbiased, expert information and assistance to New Mexico residents.  

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Oct 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
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.

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Some People Will Believe Anything: The Witch Craze in Early Modern Europe
Type
In-Person Class
Days
Th
Time
3:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2022
Schedule and Location
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.

 

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia and the Warning Signs
Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 16, 2022
Schedule and Location
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.

 

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