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Luncheon are the third Wednesday of every month.  The location is Pizzeria Uno at 842 Main St. in Poughkeepsie.  A lunch is served and cost to our members is reduced. Reservations are required, please call us at 845-452-4846
 
Our future lunch the speakers and topics are:
 

      August 16
                  Prodding your Muse
                              Barbara Mindel - writer

 
Here are some of the speakers and topics we have had in the past:
                     
                     Storytelling
                                  Pat Tomlinson

                     Independent or Home Alone
                             Anne Saylor and Heather LaVarnway
                               Dutchess County Department for Planning and Development
 
                   
                   Impact of Changes for Power of Attorney
                             Rachel Flanagan Frost, Attorney at Law

                   Hearing Wellness
                             Heim Keren, Zounds
                             

                   Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy
                             Norma Chang, Author of two cookbooks


                   Tips for Stress Reduction
                             Allison Gould, LCSW-R, social worker for the Center for Healthy                                                                                                                             Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital

                      
 Hispanic Migration to Dutchess County
                             Peter Leonard, Retired Director of Field Work - Vassar College
                                                       Columnist - Poughkeepsie Journal
 
                  Preservation of Hudson Valley Farmland
                             Didi Barrett, NY State Assemblywoman
 
                  Environmental Organizations in the Hudson Valley
                             Lucy Johnson, PhD. Vassar College Archaeological anthropologist
 
                  Discovering Our Secret Garden: Beatrix Farrand's Hidden Gem in Hyde Park
                            Karen Smythe, Executive Director Beatrix Farrand Garden Association
 
                       Better Library, Better Community
                                      Tom Lawrence, Director Poughkeepsie Public Library District
 
                        Making Healthcare Decisions with Use of Technology 
                            Charlotte Michos, RN, MS, CNS, CLNC®
 
                  FDR - TheTree Farmer        
                            Kevin Oldenberg - National Park Ranger Roosevelt/Vanderbilt Estate
 
                  Bootlegging in the Hudson Valley
                            Elle Charhat - author
 
                  Long-Term Planning for Independent Living
                            Lisa Caldwell Moskowitz, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital
 
                      Main Street to Mainframes: Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
                       Harvey K. Flad, Vassar Professor Emeritus of Geography
                   
                  Turning Truth into Poetry
                                  Michael McCarthy, Vassar Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
 
                      Making Your Wishes Known
                            Charlotte Michos, MS, RN, CNS, CLNC(R)
 
                  Smart Seniors
                            Jill Faber, Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Poughkeepsie Regional Office
 
                  Benny Goodman - The King of Swing
                            Ange Rapa, CLS Past President and Jazz Musician