Daytime Speakers

Speaker presentations will be at Next with seating dictated by room size for social distancing. A few speakers will still be held on Zoom, indicated in the topic description.

  • Planning for the Next Phase of Life: Workshops

    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 1:00-2:30pm

    Jim Craft, Career & Retirement Consultant

    Tuesday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

    As a follow-on to a recent presentation on “Planning for the Next Phase of Life”, Jim Craft will be conducting two workshops to help participants develop a vision to make the “next phase of life” more rewarding.

    Session 1, “Discovering the Motivators” will focus on developing an understanding of personal motivators around which one should build the future.

    Session 2, “Building a Vision” will apply that knowledge to create a comprehensive, actionable vision of what they would WANT the “next phase of life” to look like. Both sessions will include individual activity as well as small and large group discussions.

    If you did not attend Jim’s initial "Planning for the Next Phase of Life” presentation last November, you may still attend these workshops

  • Spanish Conversation for Cognitive Well-being Session 3

    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 3:30-4:30pm

    April 17 - May 22, 3:30 to 4:30 pm 

    This course is open to students who have completed Session 2, as well as those individuals who have had some exposure to the Spanish language in the past. The class is designed to provide a stimulating and engaging environment for individuals interested in learning Spanish while promoting cognitive health. Through interactive conversation activities, this course aims to enhance mental agility, memory and linguistic skills, all while fostering social connections and cultural understanding. In this 6-week course, participants will explore daily conversational topics. Your instructor, Señora Bartlett, will guide you through various activities and exercises designed to challenge your brain, improve language proficiency and keep your cognitive abilities sharp.

    Señora Carla Bartlett is a native Spanish speaker and also fluent in Italian. She has been teaching for over 30 years at the high school and Adult Education levels. She holds a B.A. from U of M-Ann Arbor and a MASTERS Art of Teaching.