Education on Every Topic – Free!
Join us for The Legacy Lineup Lifelong Learning Seminars offering a variety of topics at no cost! Seminars are scheduled every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. Parking is free. Please RSVP to 412-635-8080 to reserve a seat or for weather cancellations.
The Westinghouse Robots
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 10 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Edward J. Reis, resident Westinghouse historian, Heinz History Center
The Westinghouse Robots is a discussion of the first robots that Westinghouse engineers demonstrated at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Electro, the Moto Man walked and talked and gave commands to Sparko, the Moto Dog!
Rare, Old Books – Characteristics, Collectability and Value
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 24 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Michael J. Dabrishus, Assistant University Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
We’ve all been faced with the realities of what to do with books. Most of the time we’re confronted with our own books, but sometimes we have to deal with the books acquired over a lifetime by a loved one–whether it’s mom or dad, another family member or friend. While local public libraries frequently accept books and make them available for their book sales, sometimes people may want to consider another route. This presentation will provide insight on what makes a book rare or collectible, why some old books are valuable, and what resources are available to provide assistance in decision making. The presenter will bring examples from his own collection of books for discussion and those in attendance may do likewise.
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Date: Tuesday, March 10 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Craig Maartmann-Moe, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS, UPMC Center for Rehab Services
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a common type of osteoarthritis. Since the hip is a weight bearing joint, osteoarthritis can cause significant problems. About 1 in 4 Americans can expect to develop osteoarthritis of the hip during their lifetime, according to the American College of Rheumatology. Early diagnosis and treatment help manage hip osteoarthritis symptoms. This overview of hip osteoarthritis will help you understand symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Dr. Knowledge – Fascinating Facts and Interesting Stories
Date: Tuesday, March 24 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Chuck Reichblum, author and popular radio guest
Dr. Knowledge (Charles Reichblum) has built one of the largest collections in the world of fascinating facts and interesting stories that he features in his Knowledge in a Nutshell series, Dr. Knowledge Presents books, and his Dr. Knowledge Features on CBS Radio Network and News Radio 1020 KDKA. Back by popular demand, Dr. Knowledge will present even more facts and stories from his vast collection.
A Taste of Greece
Date: Tuesday, April 7 — 11 a.m.
Discover the beauty of Greece. View a film showcasing the natural beauty, the rich culture and hospitality of the country. After the film, enjoy music of Charley Rappaport, co-founder of the Balalaika and Domra Society of America on the Greek bouzouki, a mainstay of modern Greek music and the mandolin.
Brain Health Retreat
Date: Tuesday, April 21 — 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Paul Nussbaum, President and Founder, Brian Health Center, Inc., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery, University Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Brain Health Center’s supportive staff
The human brain is the single greatest miracle ever designed in the history of the universe. Weighing three pounds, comprised of 60 percent fat, and demanding 25 percent of the blood from every heartbeat, our brains are the origin of our every thought, emotion, and movement. Dr. Nussbaum will teach about the basics of the brain, how the brain operates, and how to shape your brain for health across the entire lifespan. Neuroscience has taught us about the power of “neuroplasticity” and how particular environmental input is critical to the health of the brain. Dr. Nussbaum will educate you on his proactive Brain Health Lifestyle® that includes physical activity, mental stimulation, spirituality, nutrition, and socialization.
Following Dr. Nussbaum’s presentation, three 30-minute break-out sessions will be offered on yoga, meditation and healthy nutrition, which all work together for a holistic approach to promote brain health. The yoga can be done at chair level if desired. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Please RSVP to reserve a seat for the morning or evening session at 412-635-8080.