Adult Forum Hour
When/Where: Sunday mornings from 9:00AM– 10:15AM in the Guild Hall.
The Adult Education Forum has taken a look at a wide variety of subjects over the past years, tackling everything from religious issues to ethics and morality in our society today. A one-month portion of each year is dedicated to foreign affairs. In the past, we have tackled the Palestinian/Jewish question, the Arab Spring parts 1 and 2 and several other foreign policy issues.
Other subjects have been the Affordable Care Act, immigration and many issues from our city’s governance, to learning about the many newer cultural programs and volunteer efforts in our inner cities. We have also managed to take a hard look at environmental issues such as water rights and fracking.
Adult Forum Committee members include: John Bentley, Bill Cartwright, Kirt and Joanna Hobler, Craig Hopewell, Don Harrison, Jonathan and Nancy Lippincott, Gerri Strauss, and Rev. Dr. Stephen Caine.
We would welcome new members with fresh ideas and enthusiasm!
If you are interested in joining the Adult Forum Committee, please contact Gerri Strauss.
October 1 – The Opioid Crisis: Where Are We Today? A follow up on our four part series a year and a half ago.-A new report from the Democratic staff of the Senate Finance Committee has called Ohio the face of the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic, saying that nearly 86 percent of people suffering from dependence or misuse issues do not have access to the care they need. By population, Ohio is the 7th largest state in the nation. However, in 2016, Ohio had the second most deaths by opioid overdose. Our speaker is Nicole Schiesler, M.ED., CHES, OCPS II, Director of Coalition Strategies at PreventionFIRST!
October 8 – We know we have a tremendous problem, now what do to help reduce it? Senior Program Officer, Kelly Firesheets, Preventing Opioid Misuse and Safety Net
October 15 – The National Institute Of Health and the crisis in research Funding: Speaker TBD. Over the years we have been able to count on the remarkable achievements in treatment of diseases derived from biomedical research supported by the NIH. This research, which has been one of America’s great strengths, is now seriously threatened.
October 22 – The vaccination Connundrum: Speaker Dr, Robert Frenck,Jr Robert W. Frenck Jr., MD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1977 followed by his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He trained at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, completing his pediatric residency. After 3 years as a general pediatrician at the US Naval Hospital, Japan, he entered pediatric infectious disease fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Frenck is board-certified in both pediatrics and infectious diseases.
October 29 – Emerging health Care Strategies; The changing face of Primary Care delivery, Concierge medicine, Direct Primary Care and beyond, speaker Dr. Lisa Larkin. Dr. Larkin Graduated from Yale University Medical School in 1988, did her Internship and Residency at the University of Chicago. Dr. Larkin said the Direct Primary Care concept adopted by her practice is an emerging business model that allows a simpler, more direct approach to medicine.
Book Discussion Group
The Book Discussion Group meets monthly, the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Jan Ring’s home, to discuss a book chosen to provoke thoughtful contemplation and spiritual growth. We are a co-educational group that has fun and stimulating conversations in order to expand our thoughts and ideas about the world. We welcome all to join!
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