OLLI News from Bradley University
July 10, 2018
Meet Elected Officials at OLLI/AARP Event  

OLLI/AARP Legislative Breakfast
Thursday, July 12
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Bradley University
Westlake Hall, Room 116

OLLI members are invited to meet their elected officials and discuss issues they care about at an upcoming legislative breakfast.

The OLLI/AARP Legislative Breakfast, featuring local legislators and politicians, will be moderated by Brad McMillan, J.D., Executive Director of the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University.

Free parking will be available in the Main Street parking deck adjacent to the Renaissance Coliseum.  Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast.

There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is required.  Register online using the link below, or call AARP at (877) 926-8300.

mapInnovative Diabetes Education Class Available to OLLI

Diabetes Conversation Map Program
Monday, July 23 AND Wednesday, July 25
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bradley University - Cullom-Davis Library, Room 303
Free, but advance registration required
Open parking available on campus

If you would like to be involved in a process that helps you, a friend, or a family member better understand and manage diabetes, join Marge Getz for the Diabetes Conversation Map Program.
Participants will attend two 3-hour sessions covering topics such as diet, physical activity, glucose monitoring, and medications. "Conversations" will focus on participants' actual experiences with and feelings about diabetes using a map to visually engage members in a friendly, open discussion aimed at managing diabetes.
Because this program is part of Bradley's CREST Summer Program for talented local high school and college students interested in clinical careers, the Diabetes Conversation Map Program will include students and interns who are participating in a community wellness project on diabetes management.
The program will meet at Bradley on Monday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. until noon (with a snack break). Trained program facilitators are Marjorie Getz and Linda Doling from Methodist College and Bradley CREST students.  
If you are interested in joining the Diabetes Conversation Map Program, please email Marjorie Getz: mgetz@methodistcol.edu.  There is no cost for the program, and parking is free on campus.

The Diabetes Conversation Map Program was developed by the American Diabetes Association, Merck and Co., and Healthy Chicago.   

Fall Registration Social Returns July 25 

Fall Registration Social
Wednesday, July 25 (New Date)
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. ( N ew Time)
Michel Student Center Ballrooms

The fall Registration Social has returned to its regularly scheduled date and time at the Michel Student Center.  Volunteers, like those shown above, will be on hand to guide you through the easy registration process.

Please note the schedule for Wednesday, July 25 :

8:00 a.m.  Ballroom doors on the second floor open for number distribution  

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.  Staff and volunteers check your registration forms and answer questions while you enjoy refreshments and socialize with friends both new and old.

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.  Numbers are called in order for same-day registration processing

Special note:  The Michel Student Center does not open until 7:30 a.m.

Free parking is available on campus during the Fall Registration Social, so shuttle service will not be offered.  For more information, contact Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900.
Beyond the Hilltop
Mental Illness is Topic of Next Peoria Speaks Program 

Peoria Speaks - Mental Illness
Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Peoria Public Library North Branch

This month's edition of  Peoria Speaks  will feature guest speaker Jennifer Mann, from the Human Service Center, who will offer insights about mental illness - ways of helping, decreasing its stigma, and reviewing community resources.  

Jennifer has been working at Human Service Center for 7 years where she is the manager of Outpatient Substance Use Services.  During her time at HSC, she has worked as a Mental Health Clinician at the Peoria County Jail and at True North Solutions (HSC's individual counseling 'wing').  She is also a trained instructor for Mental Health First Aid.

Peoria Speaks  is a monthly community discussion program which focuses on topics of interest to Peorians.  Funding for  Peoria Speaks  is provided by Illinois Humanities through its Illinois Speaks  program.   Peoria Speaks is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  

Upcoming Events at the Chillicothe Public Library

Orienteering Basics
Thursday, July 12, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Learn how to read a map and use a compass, then practice your skills outside around the library property.  This program will be led by the Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club.

Year of Beer: Sustainability
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6:00 p.m.

lot of resources go into making that refreshing mug of beer.  How are brewers trying to incorporate sustainable technologies and energy saving methods into their craft?  Is there such a thing as green beer (outside of St. Patrick's Day)?  Find out with Brian Buss of Industry Brewing.  This program is for ages 21 and older.  Please register by July 15.

For more information about these programs, contact the Chillicothe Public Library at
(309) 274-2719.

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