|Academy of Continuing Education
Winter & Spring 2014
|Classes by Category
Judaic & Israel
Financial Security, Family Relationships, Aging,
Legal, and Child Rearing
Instructor: Gisele Weisman, Ph.D.
If you are at a crossroad and wish to (or need to) make a life-change, you may be asking questions such as "What should I do now?" "How do I know that what I'm getting into is what's best for me?" "How do I find out what I really want to do?" and "How do I pick from the many alternatives the world has to offer me?" Because such questions often go unanswered or are only partially explored, people sometimes find themselves doing what others feel they should do or repeating what they've habitually done in the past. If you would like to break old habits, and take charge of your "new" direction in life, then this course is for you. Dr. Weisman will include her 7-Step Action Plan that features "built-in" self-motivators. Class size for this course is capped at twenty students. Please be sure to register to reserve a spot.
Session 1: Define your personal goal
Session 2: Clear the way for your action plan
Session 3: Establish and launch your action plan
Session 4: Report your progress and tweak your plan
Dr. Gisele Weisman holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She is a tenured college professor, and the author of The Winner’s Way: A Transactional Guide to Who I Am. Where Am I Going, and How Do I Get There?
> Thursdays, March 6; 2:00–3:30 pm
W9 The Psychology of Life: Mental Health for Seniors
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Goodman
This course will examine the factors causing stress and anxiety, and their physical, behavioral, and psychological effects as well as what mental illness is, and how it affects the family. Stress management techniques you can use in your daily life will also be reviewed. Learn about caregiving, bereavement, how to move on, and how to look at who we are related to self concept (Are we winners or losers?). You will learn a lot about yourself in this series.
Dr. Jerome Goodman completed his Masters at Columbia University and Ph.D.at St. John's University. He has been the Director of Psychology at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y, a Professor at SUNY New Paltz, and has maintained a private practice. Presently, he volunteers at Peer Place, is a Board Member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and received the 2008 Presidential Volunteer Award for dedication to veterans, seniors and those living with mental illness.
> Thursdays, March 6, 13; 12:00-1:30 pm
W12 Don’t Delay, Resolve to Take Care of Your Health Now!
Speaker: A Medical Professional from Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Make a resolution to take care of your health. This education lecture will provide short segments on reminders for what you need to do to take care of yourself in 2014. Tips and reminders such as when to schedule your mammogram, how to maintain a healthy weight over holidays, how often to get your cholesterol and glucose checked, and tips on how to increase your current exercise program.
> Tuesday, March 11; 10:00-11:30 am
W14 Senior Navigators
Instructor: Health Care Professionals from South Florida Home Care
Navigating the health care system in the United States can be confusing and often frustrating. In this workshop, seniors will learn the ins and outs of getting the care they need.
> Thursday, March 6; 12:00-1:30 pm
Men Let’s Talk
Instructor: Ron Browne
Men - Our work is winding down or changing and our children have moved on. Our thoughts now center on the options associated with growing older. We think more about our health, our relationships, and our resources. All of a sudden our world looks different. Transitions challenge us. At the very least, they impact our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. They reveal where we are stuck and where we need to grow. Grappling with transitions becomes the “inner work” of life and it has been said that women do it better than we do. True or not inner work pays dividends if we’re willing to take the risk and make the effort. This four week men’s discussion group is a time to talk, to listen, and to share stories and experiences in a safe, no obligation environment. It’s a time to dig a little deeper into who we are and what we have in common. It’s a time to learn, and a time to continue to grow as we look at the years ahead.
Ron Browne is a seasoned group leader, teacher and speaker in the areas of lifelong learning, creativity, wellness and spirituality. He has been active for many years in promoting meaningful personal change and his experience leading men’s discussion groups has opened new possibilities for men in the second half of life. Ron is the former director for the Cleveland Foundation funded lifelong learning project What’s Next!, and former Vice President of Smart Living for Judson at University Circle.
> Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 22, 29; 2:00-3:30 pm