November 6, 2016
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Health & Aging 
Research Project
Three students from UNC Asheville's Department of Health and Wellness are doing a project on stigma reduction for their Mental Health and Wellness class and would like your assistance.

Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10 there will be a table set up in the lower lobby of the Reuter Center with information regarding depression and the stigma associated with both mental health and aging. Students from UNC Asheville's Department of Health and Wellness are asking that you take a few moments to read the information then, with the paper and writing utensils provided, write a sentence or two or draw a picture to answer the question "What I wish people understood about aging."

There will be a box available for you to submit your comments/drawings.
Since the students would like to keep your responses anonymous, please do not put your name on your response.
The students will then fashion your responses into a collage and, as the second part of their project, will ask UNC Asheville students to create their own comments/drawings in response to yours. Their hope is that this project will open lines of communication and help reduce stigma in our community.

Here is an opportunity for OLLI members to help further the education of your younger academic peers. 

Your participation is greatly appreciated!  
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
Saturday, November 12, 1 p.m. 
Transylvania Library, 
212 Gaston Street, Brevard, NC

"What Everyone with Hearing Loss Should Know About Hearing Aids and Hearing Loops" 
by Juliette Sterkens
Juliette Sterkens is an audiologist and HLAA's national advocate for looping to provide those with hearing loss access in amplified venues. She's an excellent speaker, and she will have information on many aspects of managing hearing loss.

OLLI was one of the first venues in Asheville to install hearing loops in Rooms 102 and 206, so many of us understand their value. It's important to get them (or at least some form of assistive listening device) installed elsewhere. Your church, maybe? A theater? An auditorium? Perhaps you can encourage a manager to attend?

Don't miss her! Brevard is only 30 miles away. If transport is a problem, contact Ann Karson (828.665.8699; akarson57@gmail.com), and she will try to assist.

Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association Meeting
Sunday, November 13, 
5:30 p.m.
Reuter Center
Weather in the mountains
Come to view
members' portfolio presentations
and learn about upcoming field trips, photo ops, exhibits and more

Click here to view an event flier

Visitors & Guests Welcome
Meditation Special Interest Group (SIG) 
Monday, November 14, 
4:15 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 102B

Jacquie Wollins, OLLI instructor, will lead the group in a healing meditation.

All OLLI members are welcome
 STEM Lecture  
Tuesday, November 15,
 4:30 p.m.
    'A Changing Paradigm: Cancer Metastasis as the Target' by 
Jon Wiener, AB Tech faculty   

Jon Weiner
The theme of the STEM lecture series for the academic year 2015-2016 is multidisciplinary programs.  Each lecture will highlight how different STEM disciplines are used in a unified program, where the success of each program depends on the interaction of more than one discipline. 

The lectures are all scheduled in the Reuter Center, 4:30-6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Click here to view an event flier. 
 Audubon Society Meeting  
Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m.
 A Mountaintop View:
 10 Years of Raptors 
at Big Bald

This month's Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society (EMAS) program, conducted by Mark Hopey, will be an exciting overview of hawk watching and raptor trapping from the Big Bald Mountain Bird Migration Project.

The Big Bald Mountain Bird Migration Project is a monitoring effort operated by volunteers from Southern Appalachian Raptor Research, a local group of birders passionate about birds, conservation and education. The project encourages visitors from the public, hikers, and local schools, with a focus on education about the process of bird migration and the importance of stopover habitat.

Mark Hopey has assisted with the Big Bald Mountain Bird Migration Project for more than a decade.  He attended UNC Asheville, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Appalachian Raptor Research.
All EMAS programs are free and open to the public. Click here to visit the EMAS website.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting:  
The Forum
Friday, November 18, 1 p.m.
(no meeting on November 11)

Topic: U.S. Relations with Russia 
The Forum offers "dialogue to challenge your thinking"  with a free-flowing discussion designed to enrich and expand participants' thinking on topics ranging from changing demographics of retirees to nuclear disarmament.

Open to all OLLI members.  
For more information contact: Eugene Jaroslaw, 828.255.9925, ejwestwood@gmail.com

 Special Interest Group History Book Lovers 
Friday, November 18, 3 p.m.
OLLI Hi story Book Lovers are meeting on the third Friday of each month at 3 p.m. Join the fun to share beloved books, engage in discussion and connect with intellectually curious members around our favorite subject - history! 
November's subject is Barbara Tuchman's

A Distant Mirror:

 The Calamitous 14th Century. 

The next meeting will be held on December 16 and focus on

My Homeland by Ari Shabit


  SIG contact: Jane White, 828.274.9354   jwcantare1@charter.net   
Special Thanks 
OLLI would like to thank Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend (CREW) Major Sponsor, Living Stone Construction for their generous support! 
Phone 828.669.4343
CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
 Asheville Parks & Rec Programs 

Canasta, Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting November 18. Friendly and free game. We have information sheets if anyone needs a refresher on how to play.
 Charitable Sewing and  Yarn Crafts 
January,1st and 3rd Fridays, 1:30-3:45 p.m. 
Bring your own projects and materials and enjoy the company of others while you create projects to donate. We participate in Project Linus and make blankets and winter hats for those in need locally. Ideas and patterns are available for our projects. Some materials can  be provided. 

Call for details the Senior Opportunity Center,  828-350-2062
 Asheville Parks and Recreation 
36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC 28704 
Dear OLLI Members,
We hope you all remembered that daylight saving time ended this weekend, so you should have turned your clocks back one hour.

While our minds may be turned this week to the challenging election season that is coming to an end, we hope that you will take advantage of the many reminders of the talent and intellect that can be part of our daily lives here on the UNC Asheville campus and at the Reuter Center.

Take a moment to be part of the project that UNC Asheville health and wellness students are undertaking to open intergenerational lines of communication. These students are asking OLLI members to articulate "What I wish people understood about aging." Your responses will be shared with students across campus (although your identities will be anonymous), and students' reactions to your reflections will be shared with you.  In a time when we seek ways to communicate more clearly and openly with one another, we are heartened to know that students are breaking down walls between generations with their research. 

On Thursday, November 10, you will have the opportunity to be part of a special conversation with Michael Meeropol, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who is making the case for their exoneration.  He will hold a lecture open to the public, but he is making a special trip to the Reuter Center to share his story with OLLI members.  

Wiley Cash is continuing his Visiting Writer-in-Residence Series on Thursday, November 10, at Laurel Forum with a conversation with Leigh Ann Henion, author of  Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World.

We have amazing people who contribute their talents every day right here at the Reuter Center.  Read John Ryder's story about Kermit Brown's acting career and never miss an opportunity to see Kermit perform.  Don't miss the OLLI Art Bazaar this Friday and Saturday.  Many people have worked very hard to make possible this unique showcase for the talents of OLLI members. Come celebrate the talents of OLLI members and get a head start on holiday shopping. Mark your calendars to attend the performance of the Reuter Center Singers on November 13 at Biltmore United Methodist Church.

We will send a brief email later today with details and reminders that online registration for our Winter 2017 College for Seniors courses begins tomorrow, Monday, November 7 at 10 a.m. and runs through Wednesday, November 16, at noon. We will have people at the Reuter Center throughout the allocation period to help you get through the process.

With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement, 
Catherine Frank
Executive Director

Around the Center

Doug and Darcy Orr perform in Lewis Will's Asheville's Acoustic Music class
Events at UNC-Asheville
Through Nov. 11 - solo exhibition by Durham-based artist Erin Canady, featuring works in video and drawing. On view from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays .

Through Nov. 11 - Art Front, UNC Asheville's visual arts student organization, will present an exhibit of works by members in the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. 

Through Nov. 11 - Purpose Bound , an exhibition of photos by David Pickett, in the Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library. On view during library hours. 

Nov. 8 - Feminist/queer fiction author Lucy Corin will read from her work and answer questions. She's the author of short story collections One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses and The Entire Predicament , as well as Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls . Noon, UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. Free.

Nov. 10 - Leigh Ann Henion will read from her best-seller Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Guide to the Natural World and other essays. Her readings will be hosted by best-selling novelist Wiley Cash, writer-in-residence.  Noon, UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. Free.
Nov. 7 - "Able-Bodied Like Me" - Matt Glowacki, former Paralympian and successful entrepreneur, will talk about breaking down barriers between the able-bodied and those with disabilities. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Highsmith Union. Free. 

Nov. 9 - Documentary film: "Lives Worth Living," about the Disability Rights Movement, directed by Eric Neudel and produced by Alison Gilkey. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Highsmith Union, in The Grotto. Free.

Nov. 7 - "Public Lands, Private Profit" - Climate activist and Peaceful Uprising founder Tim DeChristopher will discuss the role of public lands and national parks as battlegrounds between private profit and public good. He will be joined by singer/songwriter Bryan Cahall with songs inspired by struggles for justice. Info: sustain@unca.edu. Free.
Nov. 10 - Concert in Celebration of National Parks - The Asheville Singers and UNC Asheville New Media students offer a free concert, open to everyone, in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. 7 p.m. Lipinsky Hall Lobby. Info: music@unca.edu.
Michael Meeropol, Son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Presents "The Case for Exoneration" 

Special Conversation for OLLI members
Thursday, November 10, 12:30 p.m., 
Reuter Center Room 206

Thursday, November 10, 6 p.m.
Humanities Lecture Hall  on the  UNC Asheville Campus

Michael Meeropol, the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, will present "The Case for Exoneration," at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 10 in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. This talk is free and open to the public. Before his evening talk, Meeropol will give a talk at 12:30 p.m. at the Reuter Center in Room 206 OLLI members are encouraged to attend this special event.
Click here to read more.
OLLI Art Bazaar
Friday, November 11, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 
Saturday, November 12,  11 a.m, - 3 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room and Atrium

Plan to join us at the Reuter Center for the 4th Annual Art Bazaar. Over forty OLLI members will offer a range of art and crafts for sale. 
This one of a kind showcase of talent includes painting,  photography, jewelry, textiles, handmade soaps and lotions, pottery, knitted scarves and hats, and much more. This is a perfect event to find a one of a kind and to begin holiday shopping! 
Drawings to win a one-of-a-kind, handmade item will be held throughout the Bazaar.  Delicious gourmet baked goods and hot coffee & cider will be available.  

The Bazaar is free and open to the public.  Plan to attend and bring a friend! 
Kermit Brown: In it for the Long Run 
by John Ryder

Kermit Brown
"I enjoy acting because it gives me a chance to be someone else. I love to hear people laugh. I love having a new family every time I start a new play." For 80-year-old Kermit Brown, OLLI member and instructor, acting has been his passion for almost 60 years.

Born and raised in Asheville, Kermit first left to attend Duke University, where he majored in business. He returned every summer, working at Flat Rock Playhouse, landing a few small roles, but mostly "building sets and parking cars." Following an Army stint, courtesy of the "volunteer" draft in the mid-1950s, he returned to Asheville for a year, then decided to fully commit to his vocation and move to New York. His mother just wanted him to do well in whatever he chose to pursue; his father thought, "It's a phase."
Click here to read the rest of the story. 

UNCA Bulldog

UNC Asheville Athletic Events

November 2016

Big South Men's Soccer Quarterfinals, Sunday, November 6, 4-6 p.m., Greenwood Soccer Field   

Women's Basketball, Friday, November 18, 7-9 p.m., Kimmel Arena   

Click here to visit the UNC Asheville Athletics

Volunteer Opportunity
Monday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 
The OLLI Civic Engagement Committee is partnering with
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to help disadvantaged elderly citizens


Habitat for Humanity is repairing homes to help people in need prepare for winter. You might be asked to paint, add ramps or install gutters etc-whatever is needed to get work done.

PLEASE sign up by
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

For further information and details about the job and the day, sign up or contact Sammie Smith at: ssmith@ashevillehabitat.org  

Free Medicare Counseling
Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 18
Reuter Center
The Council on Aging and the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will offer Medicare counseling at the Reuter Center for OLLI members who want to review their Medicare options such as drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans for 2017.  This counseling is for
OLLI members only.

Appointments may be scheduled by calling the Council on Aging at 828.277.8288 and requesting a Medicare appointment at OLLI.  

Appointments are available on the following days:
 Monday, November 14, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Room 206
Tuesday, November 15, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Room 206 
Wednesday, November 16, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Room 205 
Friday, November 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Room 120

If the door to the counseling room is closed, please wait outside the room until you are called. All appointments are confidential, and some may run a little pa st the start time of the next appointment.
Poinsettia Sales to Benefit Scholarships for
UNC Asheville Students
Members of the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club would like to let you know that they are raising money for UNC Asheville student scholarships through the sale of poinsettias.  Plants come in a variety of colors, sizes and prices.

The order deadline is Friday, November 25 and plants will be available for pick up Wednesday, November 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Reuter Center. Members of the club can deliver larger orders within Asheville.
Thanks for helping the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club help students.
Questions, contact Jeffrey Owen, 828.254.8800 
or Traci Smithwick, 828.210.1976 or  tsmithwick@mwblawyers.com

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