COME HOME TO BERKELEY

Spaces Available for Elderhostel, June 10-16
 

 


 

        Elderhostel at International House still has openings for the June 10-16 session. The program offers a great way for those over the age of 55 to come home to Berkeley and enjoy a week of outstanding classes at I-House. Participants are welcome to attend as many or as few of the classes and activities as they wish.

        A fee of $495 covers classes, meals, accommodations and local outings. Scholarships are available, contact the Development Office for an application. Classes and activities include:

International Issues
Experts drawn from the University community examine current issues, offering insights into what’s behind the headlines.
    • Middle East: Prof. Emeritus William Brinner
    • Russian Foreign Policy Under Putin: Dr. Edward Walker
    • China, Trends & Prospects: Prof. Uldis Kruze
    • Philippines: Issues & Impacts: Ms. Helen Toribio
    • AIDS Impact on Africa: Prof. Arthur Reingold

Discovering the East Bay
Explore local highlights including:
    • Chabot Space and Science Center, a fabulous new observatory where we will explore exhibits in the Science Center and see a planetarium show featuring one of the most advanced star projectors in the world.
    • U.C. Botanical Gardens, with over 13,000 species arranged by region of the world, for a docent-led tour of one of the most diverse plant collections in the U.S.
    • Campus tours with tour choices including free speech era highlights and history, the most interesting new buildings on the Berkeley campus, and a tour with minimal walking.
    • Oakland Museum, one of the finest regional museums devoted to the environment, history and art of California, for a docent-led tour followed by an optional dinner in Chinatown.
Architectural tour and lecture with Bill Roberts, University Archivist.

Enhancing Health and Memory: Current Research
I-House alumnus Terry Maul, a psychology professor, is back by popular demand with a review of the most recent developments on improving memory, cognitive function, and happiness. He offers practical suggestions for enhancing your health and memory including simple changes in diet and exercise, enjoyable cognitive challenges, and applying longevity research to our own lives.

Registration
Call Elderhostel toll free at 1-877-426-8056. Be prepared with a credit card and the program number for June 10-16: #05599-0610-01. The June 3-9 (05599-0603-01) has space on the waiting list. Call the Development Office at 510-642-2664 for a flyer.