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The Leadership Repertoire of Filipina Women in the Diaspora

Tuesday, November 24, 6:45pm

The Leadership Repertoire of Filipina Women in the Diaspora

With Maria Beebe, PhDMariaBeebe-Medium

Dr. Maria Beebe will show a short video about the Philippines that covers the historical and cultural forces that shaped the leadership of the Filipina women in the diaspora.  She will also read brief excerpts from the women’s narratives and present a short synthesis of the why and how of the leadership of the Filipina woman.

Dr. Maria Beebe is an applied socio-linguist who specializes in critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership, and information communication technologies for development.  She has a Masters of Arts in Anthropology and Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.  Dr. Beebe recently co-edited “DISRUPT. Filipina Women: Loud. Proud. Leading without a Doubt” based on the leadership journeys of 35 Filipinas who shared their stories.  She wrote one of the chapters and also wrote the introduction and synthesis.  Dr. Beebe has lived and worked in South Africa, Liberia, Philippines, Sudan, and Afghanistan and regularly shares lessons learned through scholarly papers presented at international conferences.

The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is located at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, and to RSVP, call (503) 535-4004 or visit www.RoseSchnitzerManor.org.

Globalization – Why the Resistance?

Tuesday, November 17, 6:45pm

Globalization – Why the Resistance?

With Mary Soots, Portland State Universitymary-soots-full

Part of the Lecture Series: “Culture Shock: What Margaret Mead Never Told Us” 

The lecture series consists of free lectures in November, which take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m., giving us a glimpse into the practices of diverse cultures from around the world.

International trade has been reported since prehistoric times.  The current globalization brings a new scale of trade with important ramifications.  At the local and national levels, individuals are working to protect their interests, while at the international levels, corporations are protecting their own interests.  Mary Soots explains the roles of three factions of our global society – the Economy, the Government, and Civil Society – in the negotiation of international trade agreements and explains some of the resistance that surrounds these agreements.  She will also explore how relationships between social groups are re-created at different levels through business.

Mary Soots is a Social/Cultural Anthropologist whose research has explored a globalized social mobilization against free trade and neoliberal economic policies.  She holds a graduate degree in Anthropology with undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Anthropology, and minor degrees in Geography and Spanish.  Mary is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Portland State University, works in Research and Evaluation at OMSI, and supports government and community organizations through outreach and advocacy with the Hispanic community.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah@cedarsinaipark.org.

Aging in Southwestern Sri Lanka: Care, Property and Intergenerational Exchange

Tuesday, November 3, 6:45-7:45pm

“Aging in Southwestern Sri Lanka: Care, Property and Intergenerational Exchange”

With Michele Ruth Gamburd, Portland State UniversityMichele profile picture

Part of the Lecture Series: “Culture Shock: What Margaret Mead Never Told Us” 

The lecture series consists of free lectures in November, which take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m., giving us a glimpse into the practices of diverse cultures from around the world.

In this presentation, Michele Ruth Gamburd examines how Sri Lankan families handle intergenerational transfers of property, money, and care. Through ethnographic data gathered in Southwestern Sri Lanka in 2009, she explores the norms and expectations that govern the treatment of elders, including the care of distant relatives. She examines local debates over acceptable and unacceptable forms of elder care, including conversations about newly emerging old age homes. She will conclude with some thoughts on how the demographic transition and current migratory patterns may challenge and change cultural norms about kinship and care.

Michele Ruth Gamburd is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Portland State University. A cultural anthropologist, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1995. She is the author of The Kitchen Spoon’s Handle: Transnationalism and Sri Lanka’s Migrant Housemaids (2000), Breaking the Ashes: The Culture of Illicit Liquor in Sri Lanka (2008) and The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics after Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Disaster (2013). She is co-editor (with Dennis B. McGilvray) of Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ethnic and Regional Dimensions (2010).

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah@cedarsinaipark.org.

Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans: The Bridges of C. B. McCullough

Tuesday, May 26, 6:45pm – 8:00pm

Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans: The Bridges of C. B. McCullough

With Robert W. Hadlow, PhD, Oregon Department of TransportationBridge

Robert W. Hadlow is the authority on highway bridge-building in Oregon.  In his illustrated presentation, Hadlow will look at the structures that Conde B. McCullough designed and built across the state between the two world wars, focusing on their engineering and architecture.

For over 25 years, Robert W. Hadlow has researched and written on historic road resources throughout the United States.  He is the senior historian with the Oregon Department of Transportation, where he completes Section 106 and Section 4(f) compliance work.  In 2000, Hadlow prepared a National Historic Landmark nomination for the Columbia River Highway Historic District.  In 2005, he listed eleven of McCullough’s Oregon Coast Highway bridges in the National Register of Historic Places.  At present, he is preparing NHL nominations on five of those bridges.

Hadlow has been on the governor-appointed Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation since 2008 and is now its vice-chair.  When he is not pursuing transportation history, you might see him out on the streets and roads around Portland in his 1949 Buick, which he has owned for over 35 years.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah@cedarsinaipark.org.

Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity

Tuesday, February 10, 6:45pm

Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity

With Bobby Heagerty, OHSU Brain Institute

Health hearts DO equal healthy brains.  Hear about the latest findings on improving brain health from researchers at OHSU and around the globe.

Bobby Heagerty has worked in the neurosciences since 1979 when she started education programs for families.  These programs evolved into statewide support groups (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s), caregiver respite programs, patient/family resource centers at hospitals, and strong connections with medical professionals and researchers around the state.

In 2000, Bobby started a now nationally recognized program at OHSU for brain awareness which brings top neuroscientists to Portland audiences.  The OHSU Brain Institute, which she coordinates, grew out of this strong collaborative base and is now recognized as one of the top neuroscience research institutions in the country.  She helped Congressman Earl Blumenauer start the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus.  In 2103, she received the Society for Neuroscience’s Science Educator Award for her work.

Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity is the 2nd lecture in the new series entitled “Age Smart — Age Strong.”

“It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old,” Jules Renard

s090730LL083The lecture series is focused on healthy aging and will take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Zidell Hall at the Manor.

The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, call (503) 535-4004 or visit www.RoseSchnitzerManor.org.

“Age Smart — Age Strong” Lectures Series

In February, Cedar Sinai Park’s Rose Schnitzer Manor will be presenting a new lecture series entitled “Age Smart — Age Strong.”

“It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old,” Jules Renard

s090730LL083The lecture series is focused on healthy aging and will take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Zidell Hall at the Manor.

The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, call (503) 535-4004 or visit www.RoseSchnitzerManor.org.



Tuesday, February 3, 6:45pm

Redefining Aging and Wellness

With Bayla O’Brien, PT and Jacqueline Sinke, Fitness & Function LLC

Weakness is not a normal part of growing old.  Learn how to choose a path that leads you toward fitness, independence, balance and vitality.  We will also review the benchmarks of senior fitness and help you redefine your aging and wellness goals.

Bayla O’Brien graduated from Washington University School of Medicine’s program in Physical Therapy and has a B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University.  She is the first physical therapist in Oregon to achieve certification in all three of the CDC’s Senior Fall Reduction Programs: Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance, Stepping On, and Otago.

Bayla received her certification as a FallProof™ Balance and Mobility Instructor from California State University – Fullerton.  FallProof™ was awarded “best practice” for fall reduction programming by the National Council on Aging.  She has been a member of the Multnomah County Healthy Aging Coalition and has also developed senior wellness, fall risk reduction and prevention educational seminars for area senior centers.

Jacqueline Sinke has been a certified health and fitness professional over 23 years.  She specializes in working with mature adults and older adults with various levels of fitness, functional ability and health status.  Jacqueline launched Fitness & Function LLC in 2005 to provide high quality in-home health and fitness services, including targeted strength, balance and mobility training, and physical therapy.

In 2000, Jacqueline was recognized by the NuStep Pinnacle Award for developing “older adult programs that go above and beyond the standard wellness programs offered.”  In 2003, her LEAP Fall Reduction and Prevention Training Workshop” was accepted by Oregon Department of Human Services for continued education for adult foster home providers.


 

Tuesday, February 10, 6:45pm

Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity

With Bobby Heagerty, OHSU Brain Institute

Health hearts DO equal healthy brains.  Hear about the latest findings on improving brain health from researchers at OHSU and around the globe.

Bobby Heagerty has worked in the neurosciences since 1979 when she started education programs for families.  These programs evolved into statewide support groups (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s), caregiver respite programs, patient/family resource centers at hospitals, and strong connections with medical professionals and researchers around the state.

In 2000, Bobby started a now nationally recognized program at OHSU for brain awareness which brings top neuroscientists to Portland audiences.  The OHSU Brain Institute, which she coordinates, grew out of this strong collaborative base and is now recognized as one of the top neuroscience research institutions in the country.  She helped Congressman Earl Blumenauer start the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus.  In 2103, she received the Society for Neuroscience’s Science Educator Award for her work.


 

Tuesday, February 17, 6:45pm

A Life in Balance

With Bayla O’Brien, PT and Jacqueline Sinke, Fitness & Function LLC

Learn how your bodies use and process  information from your muscles and joints, your inner ear, your vision, and your brain to help keep you upright and prevent or reduce your risk of falling.  We will also review the age-related changes to all these balance systems and learn how changes in balance and mobility can be reversed.


Tuesday, February 24, 6:45pm

All About AMD

With Joan Kahn, OHSU Casey Eye Institute

This presentation will provide a basic description of macular degeneration and discuss risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, research, treatment and prevention.

Joan Kahn has been the program coordinator of the Macular Degeneration Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute for 15 years, where she is responsible for the program’s community outreach, education and development activities.  During her time at the center, Joan has witnessed amazing progress in research and treatment of this disease as well as other eye conditions.