Sandel's Wednesday Topic Series features guest speakers that present lectures on a wide variety of topics. Wednesdays at 1pm. The public is always welcome to attend. Please see calendar for upcoming lectures.
3/19/19 Michael A. Esbin, Sculptor, presented his art to members. Sandel members learned some of his sculpture techniques as well as the types of stone that Michael turns from slabs into exquisite geometric works of art that are both privately commissioned and on display in art galleries around the world.
3/12/19 Talia Rapps of Grandell Rehabilitation Center spoke at the Sandel Center.
Developing an “Attitude of Gratitude” was the message. Talia cited “what you focus on grows, therefore, focus on positive messages”, a message warmly received by all in attendance.
The life and career of Hollywood legend Cary Grant came to life through a fantastic presentation by Marilyn Carminio. The smooth style, good looks and sense of humor made Cary Grant a beloved icon for four generations. Sandel members relived the glamour of old Hollywood through movie clips and little known facts about this dashing and debonair movie star.
RVC Coalition for Youth representatives presented an eye opening lecture at Sandel Center The Coalition is a non-profit group with a three pronged mission: drug and alcohol prevention, age appropriate social events, and monthly community service. Members of the Sandel Center serve an active role in this mission through ongoing collaborative and creative projects.
1/15/19 America’s Vet Dogs visited the Sandel Center with service dogs and a puppy in training. Mitigating a person’s disability is the main job of a service dog. Physical limitations for people, commonly sight impairment, and serving as support for Veterans suffering with PTSD or balance issues are typical duties for these dogs who, according to owners and trainers “love to work”.
Guest speaker Rebecca Tolan discussed her vegan lifestyle and how she shares her original vegan recipes on Instagram and through her blog. She demonstrated the baking of "sweet potato churro cookies". They were delicious!
Tracy Cleary, from Pure and Simple Wellness Center spoke to a packed room of vibrant seniors eager to learn methods to stay just that way. Learning about keeping bones strong, ranging from the aid of supplements to strength training as a winning combination to keep all ages going strong.
Howard Jacobson, R.Ph. of Rockville Centre Pharmacy was guest speaker 10/9/18. He spoke about drug interactions and skillfully answered a wide variety of questions.
Health professionals from Mercy Medical Center Wound Care Center were at the Sandel Center to conduct one-on-one basic foot screenings and to provide information about appropriate foot care. 8/13/18
Nurse Practitioner Monica Richey, MSN, ANP-C discussed arthritis symptoms, treatments and prevention tips. Sponsored by Northwell Health. 8/14/18
Dr. John Gehnrich, of Rhino Chiropractic discussed a holistic approach to healing, pain and inflammation. He demonstrated a way to "add years to your life and life to your years". 8/6/18
Award winning Tracey Segarra, of NPR's "Moth Radio Show", shared compelling stories from her own life, and explained how she became an acclaimed storyteller. 7/31/18
Nicole Graziano, BSN/MN, presented "supermarket make-over" and discussed ways to re-think your shopping habits for maximum health and enjoyment. 7/24/18
"How to get a free captioned phone for the hearing impaired" was presented by Jessica Colligan of Clear Captions. This lecture was sponsored by the Senior Concerns Committee. 7/10/18
Pain Management Specialist Shaheda A. Quraishi, MD, presented "Lower Back Pain" . Sponsored by Northwell Health. 7/3/18