January 5 – Alzheimer’s Disease & Dimentia
Join volunteer community educator of the Alzheimer’s Association, Anne Romney, as she provides the basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors, research, FDA Approved treatments, and more.
November 19 – All About the Breath – Yoga for Better Breathing
Join Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, D.O., M.S., FNAOME as this session focuses on all the parts of our bodies that help us to breathe deeply and will gently stretch our bodies as we learn about the healthiest ways to breath. Please wear comfortable clothes to this all-levels class and be sure you have room to sit on a chair and stand during the session. This class should help you relax and breathe easy!
September 17 – UNE Art Gallery Tour
Join UNE’s Gallery & Exhibitions Director, Hilary Irons, for a guided tour of the most recent exhibit at the UNE Art Gallery on the Portland Campus, The Permanent Photography Collection: Recent Acquisitions in the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection at UNE.
June 11 – Gospel Music with Wes Covey
Join recent MSW grad, Wes Covey, as he delves into the history and impact of Gospel music.
June 24 – Recognizing & Overcoming Ageism for a Fuller Life
United Way of York County – Week of Action.
Dr. Tom Meuser of UNE Center for Excellence in Aging & Health and Don Harden of Catholic Charities of Maine present ways of recognizing and overcoming ageism for a fuller life.
March 19 – Feminist Music, Helen Reddy & Aretha Franklin
MSW student, Wes Covey, will facilitate this discussion. Join us for an informal discussion about the role of women in popular music and the effects music has had on feminist movements. The discussion will focus on two particular songs: Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman,” and “Respect,” most associated with Aretha Franklin but with a somewhat surprising backstory. Wes will encourage an interactive discussion but will also be prepared to talk about the role of women in music ranging from blues to gospel to punk rock.
Winter 2021 E-Power Series
January 13 – Taking Care of Yourself During Winter
Dr. Susan Wehry, Director of Geriatric Medicine at UNE, will share perspectives and advice on positive self-care during the winter months. Learn about how to care for your body, mind and spirit. Hear from others about how they care for themselves and stay connected.
January 27 – Trust the Science: What We Know & How We Know It
Dr. Hamilton will share perspectives from his long career in biological, clinical, and environmental research. Participants will learn about the scientific method for addressing questions and the importance of following a rigorous process to obtain trustworthy answers. This presentation and discussion to follow will be informed by current events and the value of science for human wellbeing.
February 10 – Big City Birds: Costs & Benefits to Roof-top Nesting by Herring Gulls in Portland
Love them or hate them, gulls, especially Herring Gulls, define the sights and sounds of coastal Maine. Their population, though, is in steep decline. In 2011, the Perlut Lab run by Dr. Noah Perlut, Professor & Assistant Academic Directior of the School of Marine & Environmental Sciences, initiated a project to understand these declines, especially how Portland’s roof-top nesting population compares to and interacts with the island-nesting population.
February 23 – Priorities for Earth’s Future: Perspectives of the Gen Z and Baby Boomers
Join the discussion with a panel of UNE undergraduate students and legacy scholars from the Center of Excellence in Aging and Health as they explore intergenerational common ground and conflict on issues of climate change and environmental stewardship.
March 23 – Eating to Sustain Your Health & the Environment
This program will share the latest evidence-based information on eating for optimal health. During this event, you’ll receive tips on making shifts to more plant-based choices, evaluating your own diet and considerations for healthier beverage options. We’ll look at the impact of choosing more locally grown and locally produced foods along with sharing healthy recipes that are simple and tasty.
April 8 @ 1pm – Making the Most of the Longevity Dividend
CEAH Director, Dr. Tom Meuser, and gerontologist, Joseph Wolfberg, will share perspectives on the “Longevity Dividend.” Living longer means enjoying life, pursuing passions and contributing to society for years longer than those of past generations. We will explore this concept and celebrate the lives of Mainers who are making the most of this period of life.
April 23 @ 10am – Protest Music – Now & Then
In this talk, we will learn about the history of protest music in America and where it is headed. We will listen to songs from major protest movements in this country’s modern history – Environment and Equality struggles from the 40’s and 50’s, and Civil Rights and Vietnam protests of the 60’s.
October 30 – Orchestrating Change: Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”
Wes Covey, a UNE MSW Student, will present. Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” has been called the first truly great protest song and was named The Song of the Century by Time Magazine. This presentation will look at how a photograph of a lynching in Indiana led a Jewish schoolteacher in the Bronx to write a poem that would become one of the most important pieces of American musical history.
June 4 – Presentation of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: A Virtual Tour
Stories of Alvin, the Titanic, and more… Presented by Paul Daigle, Official Tour Guide & Legacy Scholar