Alumni College at Ft. Myers

Course Offerings

1:00 - 1:45pm - Check-in for Classes
1:30 - 2:30pm - Class Session I
2:45 - 3:45pm - Class Session II
4:00 - 5:00pm - Class Session III
5:00 - 7:30pm - Reception

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Class Session I
Aging Myth Busters
Using real-life examples, Dr. Kathy Judge will discuss and dispel current myths about the aging process. The session will focus on how the process of aging has changed over the years, including factors related to increased longevity; the role of biology and life experience; and how we define and achieve successful aging.  Research from a diverse range of disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, and public policy will be presented to highlight key issues and findings about the aging process.

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Class Session I
Believing in Cleveland
Drawing from his forthcoming book, Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in “The Best Location in the Nation,” Dr. Mark Souther recounts how city leaders’ visions for revitalizing downtown Cleveland transformed between the 1950s and the 1970s. Subjects include an unrealized downtown subway, the Erieview plan, image-building efforts during the Carl Strokes mayoralty, and the nation-leading Playhouse Square theater restoration.

2:45pm - 3:45pm - Class Session II
Curating Cities from Cleveland to Kenya
Dr. Mark Souther shares the path-breaking Cleveland Historical mobile history app he developed at Cleveland State University, including how it led to the development of Curatescape, a able CSU students and their African counterparts to research and curate Kenya’s third largest city.

2:45pm - 3:45pm - Class Session II
The Secret Sauce of City Success
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Interim Dean Lee Fisher will talk about the renaissance of American cities and why change in America is coming from the ground up in our cities far more than from Washington D.C. and our state capitols.

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Class Session III
Why Donald Trump was elected President and what his Presidency means for America
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law School Interim Dean Lee Fisher will explore the unseen forces that shaped the Trump upset and what the Trump presidency will mean for domestic and foreign policy and the Supreme Court.

4:00pm -  5:00pm - Class Session III 
Interventions for Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia/Memory Loss
Caring for an individual with dementia/memory loss can be very stressful and challenging and can result in negative outcomes such as depression, role captivity, caregiver burden and chronic health conditions. Dr. Kathy Judge will discuss current non-pharmacological, evidence-based skills and techniques for caregivers to use when providing care to a loved one with dementia/memory loss and in managing and coping with their caregiving role. Intervention areas include: communicating effectively; managing memory; staying engaged physically, cognitively, and socially; recognizing emotions and behaviors; planning for the future; and accessing resources and social support.