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

Join us for Lifelong Learning Connections

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

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

Check-in will be held at the University’s Alumni Memorial Union on Frazer Street, unless otherwise noted for off-site locations.  Registration in advance is required for all field trips.  Walk-ins are accepted for on-campus sessions, but if you would like lunch, you must register 5-7 days before the session you'd like to attend.  The parking lot east of the AMU has been reserved for your convenience, no parking pass is required. 

Contact the Office of Alumni, Parents, and Friends at [email protected] or 419-434-4008.

Spring 2020 Lifelong Learning at the University of Findlay

(formerly known as Senior Forum)

April 14, 21, 28

*please note these sessions will be on Tuesdays

Lifelong Learning fees are:
  • $5 per presentation
    • $6 for lunch on the day(s) you choose

Spring 2020 Schedule​

Tuesday, April 14

Votes for Women! The Women's Suffrage Movement

Joy Bennett, Curator and Archivist, Hancock Historical Museum

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
​​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.

Lunch: Boxed lunches from Main Street Deli

Lost Bits of Hancock County
Teresa Lambert, Author

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
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.

Tuesday, April 21

Time to Create: Recycle, Reduce, Ruse... on YOU!
Amy Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS, Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, University of Findlay

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
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.

Lunch​: Fresh Garden Salad tossed in light citrus vinaigrette, turkey tetrazzini, dinner rolls, shortbread cookie courtesy of Stryker Corporation 

Treat Joint Pain
Dr. William Burgette, Orthopedic Surgeon, Stryker Corporation

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dr. William Burgette is an orthopaedic 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.

Tuesday, April 28

Exciting Education, Here and Abroad

Katherine Fell, Ph.D., University of Findlay President
Julia Smith, College of Education student
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. 
President Fell will begin the day by sharing what's new and exciting at UF. Julia will then share about her student teaching experience in Japan and the Czech Republic.

Lunch: Homemade cream of broccoli soup, chicken salad croissants, side salad, apple crisp

Mozart in his Later Years
Ken Hammontree, Living History Productions

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
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.


Lifelong Learning fees are:​
  • ​$5 per presentation
    • $6 for lunch on the day(s) you choose


Contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at [email protected] or 419-434-4008.

Lifelong Learning