From Beginning Bridge to Sea Levels Rising: North Hill Spring 2015 Courses & Events Schedule Released
North Hill independent living community has announced its new spring schedule of True North Courses and Events, a series of lifelong learning opportunities for seniors throughout the Boston area (

It includes an array of interesting and engaging opportunities for area seniors to explore their passions from literature, poetry and the arts to a look at why and how the sea level is rising; from learning to play Bridge to the fundamentals of building a family history; from a discussion of Lifecare for seniors to a look at some of the quirky, off-beat stories of New England.

Paul Duffy, Vice President of Marketing for North Hill, said “The course offerings reflect the PurposeFULL Living philosophy that is seen throughout our campus, including the Independent Living apartments and our new Vista Terrace and Pines Edge communities. There’s something for everyone!”

Guest lecturers this semester represent WCVB-TV, Smith College, Shakespeare & Company, BabsonArts, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and the New England Historic Genealogy Society. The full calendar can be found at

Many of the True North Courses and Events are free. A select few courses have a registration fee to cover project materials, food or a contribution to the sponsor of the event.

The 2015 True North spring schedule includes:

· Who Knew New England? WCVB-TV’s Ted Reinstein shares his experiences traveling throughout New England and reporting on its stories for 20 years. Hear about the quirky, the off-beat and the truly unique people and stories that New England offers. 4/7/15 at North Hill. Free.
· The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop with Smith College Professor of English Language and Literature Michael Thurston and North Hill resident Patricia Feddersen. 4/9/15 at North Hill. Free.
· Art Gallery Opening Reception: ”To See the Sun the Other Way Around” featuring the oil paintings of artist Nan Hass Feldman. 4/9/15 at North Hill. Free.
· When Characters Stalk their Authors with National Book Award–winning author Julia Glass. 4/16/15 at North Hill. Free.
· Beginner’s Bridge: a Nine Week Series. 4/22/15 at the Bridge Room at North Hill. Classes are $25 each (session only) or $225(in advance: includes nine lunch vouchers and a Beginner Bridge text with “Graduation”’ Luncheon following the 10th session).
· Chaos is Come Again: The Women of Will with Tina Packer, Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company and Rose Bruford College and Trinity Repertory Conservatory trained actor Nigel Gore in collaboration with Commonwealth Shakespeare & BabsonArts at North Hill. 4/27/15 at The Glavin Family Chapel at Babson College. Free.
· Sea Levels Rising with Eric Walberg of Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences , a nonprofit organization, on why and how the sea level is rising and the affect on our marshes and coasts. 5/11/15 at North Hill. Enrollment fee $10 with proceeds donated to the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.
· Family History: Ideas & Resources for Beginner Genealogists by American Ancestors – the New England Historic Genealogy Society. 6/3/15 at North Hill. Enrollment Fee $15 (includes lunch following the session).
· The Lifecare Promise featuring a panel of senior care experts examining what is Lifecare. 6/11/15 at Regis College. Free.

True North Courses are open to vibrant older adults in Needham, Wellesley, Newton and throughout Boston’s MetroWest. Some classes have limited enrollment. For details or to enroll online, visit Registrations also are welcome by phone at 781-318-8355.

To receive a bulletin with course information and profiles of class leaders, contact

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