Category: Clubs & Classes

Stroke/Neurological Support Group—Showing Gratitude

It has been such a wonderful experience having so many coming to our meetings and getting the opportunity to find encouragement, friendship, new information, and listen to an informative talk by a speaker. We should always stop and give thanks for the daily moments of appreciation, joy, happiness, laughter, and positive things that occur in…

Great Decisions Ends Its Year in Iran

Sandy Epstein April marks this year’s final month of meetings for SaddleBrooke Great Decisions. Our last meeting was on April 3. George Kramer began our exploration of “Iran at a Crossroads.” The discussion focused on, among other things, U.S. policy toward Iran, instability in the Arab world, Iran’s foreign policy, and the rise of youth…

Inflammation Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Vera Shury Inflammation in the body and the brain are often present in neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis and joint diseases, allergies, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The epidemiological research indicates that chronic inflammatory diseases are the most significant cause of death in the world. There are six main causes for…

Jewish Friendship Group

Marsha Foresman March activities for the Jewish Friendship Group (JFG) continued to provide interesting and fun events for all members. On March 6 the members of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Services and the Jewish Friendship Group celebrated the joyous holiday of Purim. This holiday commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from annihilation…

ILR Reception Honors Instructors

Ken Marich On March 1 the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) held its annual reception to thank the instructors who volunteer to teach courses in the ILR program. Since the formation of the ILR in 2005, over 60 instructors have taught more than 400 courses in a wide variety of subjects, including history, art,…

Knit Wits Grow and Learn

Bin Davis Many of our fellow SaddleBrooke residents have recently become Knit Wits. They have enriched our club with life stories, skills, and diverse personalities. We welcome them all and hope that they will discover that being a Knit Wit enhances their lives. The beginning classes in knitting and crocheting are well underway. It is…