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Friday, September 07, 2007

IRP Announces Fall 2007 Schedule

SALISBURY, MD---Retired persons from the University and the community are cordially invited to join the Institute for Retired Persons   Tuesday afternoon meetings feature outstanding speakers on a wide variety of topics.  Interest groups meeting monthly include touring, walking, bicycling, book review, and bridge. The group sponsors two bus trips each year  as well as a Holiday luncheon and a spring dinner.

The following programs are scheduled for the Fall::

September 4:   Wicomico County Sheriff, Mike Lewis, will address the issue of crime as it affects senior citizens in the County.

September 11:   Dr. Melanie Perreault, Salisbury University History Department, will speak on “Dispelling the Myths of the Settlement of Jamestown”..

September 18:   Dr Ted Gelkey of the Department of Education will introduce the recipients of the scholarships awarded by the IRP in the spring.

September 25:   An update on diabetes as it affects the over 55 population will be presented by Pam Silvia, RN, Diabetes Director at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. (Montgomery Room) 

October 2:  Keith Koehler, public affairs specialist at the NASA/Wallops Island Flight Facility, will talk about aerospace research being conducted there. (Montgomery Room)

October 9.  Barry King, Director of  Wicomico County Habitat for Humanity, will present a talk on neighborhood  revitalization and affordable housing.

October 16:  The group will gather for the fall trip to Jamestown, in celebration of Jamestown’s 400th anniversary. (Meet at Civic Center.  Advance registration required)

October 23:  The meeting will take place at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art where there will be a guided tour. (Ward Museum)

October 30:  Marie Cavallaro will show her award winning film, “Clay, Fire and Hands”, featuring clay potters and hand builders of the Eastern Shore.

November 6:  The pros and cons of reverse mortgages will be presented by Marion Phillips, an expert in the field. (Nanticoke Room)

November 13:  Award winning nature photographer, David Ganoe, will display and  discuss his work.

November 27:  Joan Mulvanay, Director of the Wellness Community of Delmarva, will tell the group of the many services provided by this organization.

December 1:  The program for the Holiday luncheon will be presented by active bird watchers, Larry and Jean Fry, who will concentrate on birds of the Eastern Shore. (Worcester Room)

Unless otherwise announced, meetings are held on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 in the Nanticoke Room of the Guerrieri Center. For more information on the IRP or for a membership application, please call either Virginia Mayer (410-749-5707) or Jackie Green (410-341-1424).



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