This series of classes features speakers who will keep you informed about a myriad of things happening in our world community. The scope of the topics will interest and amaze you—from government leaders to astronomy; from travel opportunities to how to cope with Medicare; from performers from the Houston Grand Opera to DNA; from religious tolerance to healthy aging.
Yes…you will find these speakers truly spellbinding.
This class meets from 11:15 AM until 12:15 PM on designated Thursdays
(when LEOH is in session)
Please see the speakers and their topics below for the completed 2023 Fall Session.
Speakers and topics for the 2024 Spring Session will be posted here within the next few weeks! Classes begin on Thursday, March 14, and continue on consecutive Thursdays, ending on April 25.
September 21 BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF CHILD ABUSE
Ashley Zustovich, Marketing & Communication Director, Child Advocates, discusses the role of court-appointed volunteers who speak up for abused children who are lost in the system, and who guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.
September 28 SUPPORTING HOUSTON’S DIVERSE ASIAN COMMUNITY
Cathy Podell, Owner, Houston Asiatown Tours, informs us about the Asian Community in Houston to create awareness of this culturally vibrant and diverse community.
October 5 THE WAY HOME—WORKING TOGETHER WORKS
Sara Martinez and Katina Baldwin, VP and Director of Development for Coalition for the Homeless, explains how a consortium of 60 non-profits are working to rehabilitate and relocate the Houston homeless. The goal is to move the homeless into permanent housing with supportive services.
October 12 HELPING CHILDREN HEAR, TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
Kyle Swift, CEO of Texas Hearing Institute, a United Way agency, describes the comprehensive services offered to pediatric patients with hearing loss, changing their lives by giving them the gift of sound and communication.
October 19 SENIORS BEWARE
Diane Nguyen, Program Director, Houston Better Business Bureau, talks about the many scams directed at seniors, and what is being done about it; the Texas Senior Medicare Patrol volunteers work to stop Medicare fraud.
October 26 LIFE FLIGHT—PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Joshua Cools, Director of Business Development, Trauma Service Line, Memorial Hermann Life Flight, refreshes our memories on the beginnings of Life Flight, the services they provide, and the latest technological advances that are saving even more lives.
November 2 RESCUE & REHABILATION: A 2ND CHANCE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
Shani Bacy, Chief Program Officer of The Landing, discusses their role in providing respite, support, and resources to help survivors in our area (particularly along the “Bissonnet track”) of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.