“Vanishing African Art, Handel’s Friends, and “That Sinatra Season:”
North Hill Releases its Fall 2015 Courses & Events Schedule

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Senior housing leader North Hill has announced its fall schedule of PurposeFULL Living Courses and Events. The series of lifelong learning opportunities for active adults throughout the area [www.NorthHill.org/courses] was previously known as “True North.” The fall semester kicks off with “That Sinatra Season,” a celebration of Frank Sinatra’s centennial year through music, film and dance. Boston’s own Joyce Kulhawik and Ron Della Chiesa will host programs exploring Sinatra’s life and legacy.

Paul Duffy, Vice President of Marketing, said the name change reflects the PurposeFULL Living philosophy that acts as “connective tissue” throughout the Independent Living and Supportive Living neighborhoods at North Hill’s campus on the Needham / Wellesley town line.

“The fall schedule is all about legacy which is something we value highly at North Hill having had many generations of families become part of this community’s legacy. This semester we will focus on cultural, artistic, political, legal and musical legacies of some of the world’s most influential people,” said Duffy.

Guest lecturers and performers this semester include: Joyce Kulhawik, the award-winning arts and entertainment critic; Ron Della Chiesa, the voice of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a “Sinatra guru;” musicians from the Boston Early Music Festival; and representatives of Brown University, Simmons College, the University of Maryland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A full calendar can be found at www.NorthHill.org/courses.

Most of the Purpose FULL Living Courses and Events are free. A select few courses have a registration fee to cover refreshments or a contribution to a charitable partner.
Each program in the 2015 Fall PurposeFULL Living schedule will be held at North Hill.

·Celluloid Sinatra, four of Sinatra’s most pivotal films with background and insights provided by Joyce Kulhawik . 9/16, 9/17 and 9/18/15 at North Hill. Free.

·Sinatra: Life & Legacy with Ron Della Chiesa. 9/18/15 at North Hill. Free.

·Dancing Under the Stars with Michael Dutra & the Strictly Sinatra Band. 9/18/15 at North Hill. $20 includes wine, beer and refreshments.

·Art Gallery Opening Reception: ”An Examination of Vanishing African Art.” Thierry Gentis, Curator of Collections at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University leads a gallery talk and kicks off an exhibition of African tribal art. 10/5/15 at North Hill. Free.

·Art Gallery Exhibit: ”Ubuntu: Vanishing African Art.” North Hill residents Sybil and Mike Miller have been motivated by love of their home country, South Africa, to build an impressive collection of African tribal art. Among the peoples and artistic traditions represented are the Ndebele and the Tsonga. 10/5/15 through 12/30/15 at The Art Gallery at North Hill. Free.

·Public Interest Law’s Impact on the Court Room, the Third Annual Curtin Lecture on American Law featuring Judge Lynda M. Connolly, the former Chief Justice of the District Court in Massachusetts. 10/14/15 at North Hill. Free.

·Hearing Handel Through the Lives of His Friends, featuring a performance by the Boston Early Music Festival and research/discussion from Professor Ellen T. Harris. 10/28/15 at North Hill. $10.

·The Lifecare Promise: Questions and Answers in which senior care experts examine Lifecare, an option for financial and health security available to seniors. 11/5/15 at North Hill. Free.

·The Roberts Court: Recent Decisions, a look at some of the most divisive decisions in recent years with Professor Patrick Wohlfarth. 11/10/15 at North Hill. Free.

·The Elders: Building a Legacy of Peace, an introduction to and exploration of the independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. 12/8/15 at North Hill. Free.

PurposeFULL Living Courses are open to vibrant older adults in Needham, Wellesley, Newton and throughout Boston’s MetroWest. Some programs have limited enrollment. For details or to enroll online, visit www.NorthHill.org/Courses. Registrations also are welcome by phone at 781-318-8355.

To receive a bulletin with course information and profiles of class leaders, contact info@northhill.org.

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