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Reliable Research Confirms That Older Adults Who Volunteer Enjoy Higher Levels of Well-being, Enhanced Physical Capacity and Greater Life Satisfaction
Now is the time to test this research yourself, and, as an added benefit, get to know members from different workshops.
The Academy has a unique governing style. We have no paid staff but rely completely on member volunteers to facilitate workshops and serve on the committees that keep our Academy running smoothly. Since committee membership is limited to two – three years, this is the time of year when we look for new volunteers.
Knox has asked us not to turn off the radiators in the classrooms we use for our workshops. Doing so causes the pipes to knock throughout the facility, which is not good for the pipes and is distracting for the students everywhere in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.
We are looking for Academy members who would like to be a “roving reporter” for our website / newsletter. Are you willing to write brief summary pieces on one or more of our 2018 Forums or Spring talks? Contact …..
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It has been one year since we launched our new Academy website! It provides us with a single source of information for all things “Academy” and gives us a forum for sharing achievements and opportunities. We want the site to represent the membership to as great an extent as possible, so you are encouraged to…
Check out the Toronto Jazz Society which meets September to November and January to May, on the last Sunday of the month at Pauper’s Pub, second floor. Presentations are by members and often there are live bands. Take a look at their website for more information.
Some words of welcome from our President On Monday December 3rd the beautifully refurbished Wedgwood Room at the Faculty Club was the location of the popular annual luncheon that celebrates the midpoint in the Academy’s year, the festive season and the end of the calendar year. President Sharon Harris welcomed a sold-out crowd of elegantly…
There is nothing like a debate on a thought-provoking topic to get brains buzzing, ideas sprouting and an audience completely engaged. That was the scene at Knox for our last Fall Forum as we gathered for the Academy debate – Be it resolved that the 21st Century Belongs to China.
Do you have information that you would like to share with other Academy members? A piece of news or an article about an Academy event? Thoughts on an interesting workshop presentation? Information on a concert you think others might be interested in? Interested in getting a group together to travel to Italy? Looking for a…