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Stetson Lifelong Clubs

One of the elements that Stetson Lifelong prides itself on is its approach to community-building and our fun, educational members-only clubs.

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Book and Film! Club

Havana Nights - 90 Miles Away

Join us as we explore in books and films the people, history and culture of Cuba, an island nation only 90 miles away. Immediately after each book discussion, we will view and discuss a thematically related film.

  • September 21 - Book: Dreaming in Cuban; Film: Viva Cuba
  • October 26 - Book: Waiting for Snow in Havana; Film: Before Night Falls
  • November 16 - Book: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love; Film: The Mambo King

Stetson Lifelong Book and Film! Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (book discussion) and 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.(film)

Dates: September 21, October 26 and November 16.

Facilitators:

Dolores Salvo

Dolores Salvo has a B.S. in Education, Mathematics and English from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in English from University of Pittsburgh, and an M.S.Ed. from Duquesne University. Dolores spent much of her career as a math administrator and teacher in Pennsylvania and at Celebration School, but she especially enjoyed her early years of teaching both English and math. She is excited by the prospect of once again indulging her passion for literature by helping facilitate the Stetson Lifelong Book Club.

Don Salvo

Don Salvo has a BS in Comprehensive English Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an M.Ed. in English Education from University of Pittsburgh, an M.S.Ed. in Educational Administration from Duquesne University and was a Fellow in the School of Speech and Drama, Northwestern University. Don spent his career as an English educator and Fine Arts administrator in Pennsylvania and Celebration. An Equity member, Don has also had a career in theatre and writing.

Origami Club

Join us on the first and third Mondays of the month to continue exploring and sharing your Origami creations. These will be fun, informal meetings where you can come as a novice and learn or come as an expert and share. There is no pressure. Origami is a creative art that can benefit manual dexterity, fine motor skills and allow you to use your brain in a different way. It can be very relaxing while challenging in a good way! No need to bring any supplies; we have more than enough to get you started.

Stetson Lifelong Origami Club meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Dates: September 18, October 2, October 16, November 20, December 4 and December 18.

Facilitators:

Nancy Bedwell

Nancy Bedwell received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. Nancy had a 35-year career in project management roles in Industrial, Residential, Commercial and Entertainment Construction. Her first experience with Origami has been through courses taught at Stetson Lifelong by Izumi Sakurada.

Mary Etta Dunham

Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she served on the City Council, Mary Etta Dunham attended Shorter College and Georgia State College where she studied archaeology and anthropology. She later managed a needlework shop and taught needlepoint, crewel work and counted thread embroidery.

Brain Train Club

Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. as we focus on topics and fun activities targeting all dimensions of brain health. Directly address every function of the brain, including attention, memory, motor skills, visual/spatial skills and executive abilities within the gentle encouragement of a friendly group meeting. Receive the latest research updates, the most reliable information on a brain-healthy lifestyle and great suggestions on successfully incorporating brain training into everyday life. Learn to preserve all of your cognitive abilities to live independently and happily into your later years!

Stetson Lifelong Brain Health meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Dates: September 19, October 17, December 5 and January 16.
Note: No November date due to Thanksgiving; December 5 will combine Brain Train Club and Wellness Coaching Club.

Facilitator:

Alexis Saire

Alexis Saire has an M.Ed. in Health Education from Penn State University, a B.A. and M.A. in Dance from Butler University. Alexis is the Health and Fitness Educator at the Fitness Centre & Day Spa at Celebration Health. Prior to her years at Florida Hospital, she was a faculty member at Penn State University and community colleges, as well as an educator at hospital and rehab centers. Alexis has been a conference presenter for local and national organizations on topics including yoga, stress management, senior health issues, obesity, creativity, memory and self-esteem.

Wellness Coaching Club

Do your diet and exercise plans fall apart after a few weeks or never get started at all? Would you like to achieve lasting improvement in areas of health and wellness such as fitness, nutrition, energy, quality sleep and stress management? Discover how to clarify your direction, create a realistic plan of action and make permanent lifestyle changes in a positive, non-judgmental group environment. The built-in support system of a group provides accountability, new perspectives and creative strategies to unlock your wellness potential. Be motivated, confident and empowered as you travel on your journey to health and celebrate your achievements with your Wellness Coaching Club!

Stetson Lifelong Wellness Coaching Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Dates: September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5 and January 2.
Note: December 5 will combine Brain Train Club and Wellness Coaching Club.

Facilitator:

Alexis Saire

Alexis Saire has an M.Ed. in Health Education from Penn State University, a B.A. and M.A. in Dance from Butler University. Alexis is the Health and Fitness Educator at the Fitness Centre & Day Spa at Celebration Health. Prior to her years at Florida Hospital, she was a faculty member at Penn State University and community colleges, as well as an educator at hospital and rehab centers. Alexis has been a conference presenter for local and national organizations on topics including yoga, stress management, obesity, senior health issues, brain health and self-esteem.