Lifelong Learning

​​​​​Lifelong Learning Connections at the University of Findlay​​​

Virtual Lifelong Learning Connections

Lifelong Learning Connections, formerly known as Senior Forum, is a flexible learning experience open to ages 50 and over.

To maintain the health and safety of our participants, presenters, and employees, University of Findlay's Lifelong Learning Connections was offered completely virtual this fall via Zoom with secure links.

This program is hosted by the University of Findlay and sponsored by the Office of University Advancement. Attendees explored various topics once a week for three weeks with expert instructors from the University of Findlay and our surrounding community. Participants chose their level of involvement by attending one day or all three​. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni, Parents, and Friends at [email protected] or 419-434-4516.

Thank you to those who joined us for our Virtual Fall 2020 Lifelong Learning at the University of Findlay

(formerly known as Senior Forum)

Recordings from each of our sessions can be found below.

Virtual Fall 2020 Schedule​

All sessions were recorded via Zoom webinar.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Votes for Women! The Women's Suffrage Movement

Joy Bennett, Curator and Archivist, Hancock Historical Museum
​​Joy Bennett has a Master of 20th Century US History and a Graduate Certificate of Public History from Bowling Green State University. She has worked at the Hancock Historical Museum as a curator and archivist for seven years. She will discuss her latest research project, the Centennial of Women's Suffrage and how it affected Hancock County.

Watch a recording from this session:

Lost Bits of Hancock County
Teresa Lambert, Author
Teresa Straley Lambert holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and secondary social studies and a master's degree in gifted education from Bowling Green State University. She has been published in various educational journals, children's magazines and newspapers. Teresa will share about some of the exciting, and often forgotten, history of Hancock County

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Tuesday, Oct. 20

Treat Joint Pain
Dr. William Burgette, Orthopedic Surgeon, Stryker Corporation
Dr. William Burgette is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint reconstruction of the hip and knee, including partial, total and revision joint replacements. He is trained in the most updated minimally invasive procedures to help speed recovery and return patients to their normal daily activities quickly. Dr. Burgette will discuss Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology and how it provides you with a personalized surgical plan to your hip or knee. We will open the floor for questions at the end of his presentation.

Watch a recording from this session:

Mozart in his Later Years
Ken Hammontree, Living History Productions
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Mr. Ohio History, Ken Hammontree, will portray the later year's of Mozart's life and some of his more popular musical pieces.

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Tuesday, Oct. 27

Time to Create: Recycle, Reduce, Re​use... on YOU!
Amy Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS, Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, University of Findlay
One year ago, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Amy Schlessman, shared with us a treasure-trove of simple ways to combine fitness and fun with everyday recyclables. This year, she'll show us how to create our own items to help in our daily fitness journey.

Watch a partial recording from this presentation:
(Due to technical difficulties, the entire presentation was not recorded)

University of Findlay Campus Update
Katherine Fell, Ph.D., University of Findlay President
President Fell will share a campus update and discuss ways the University of Findlay is actively involved in northwest Ohio. Following the update will be a question and answer segment where participants will be able to send in questions and have them answered live.

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Contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at [email protected] or 419-434-4516.

Spring 2021 Lifelong Learning Connections programming is currently being planned and will be posted very soon.
Please check back later for the full schedule.