Thursday, August 23, 2012

DSC Foundation to kick off fall WISE program

From healthy living to Florida history, politics and astronomy, the Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program will feature something to suit everyone’s interests when it kicks off its fall season beginning in September.
Volusia County Property Appraiser Morgan Gilreath will headline WISE’s first program on Tuesday, Sept. 11, representing DeLand’s three Rotary Clubs, which joined forces to organize the first Volusia Honor Air program flight.  Their mission: to escort area World War II veterans, free of charge, to the new World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. as an expression of the community’s gratitude for their service.  
On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Diana Fish will present on Florida Hospital’s global initiative to build relationships with hospitals and medical clinics in developing countries, helping people in the grimmest of situations.
Other presenters scheduled this fall include Dr. Mikelle Streicher, who will help attendees navigate through the complexities of Medicare rules on Oct. 2; Barbara Kelly , whose presentation on the Florida Heritage Crossroads is slated for Oct. 9; Daytona State’s own Dr. Perry Ballard, who will analyse the national and local elections on Oct. 30.
Unless otherwise indicated, all WISE presentaions will take place at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St. in Daytona Beach, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Find a complete listing of Fall 2012 WISE presenters on the Foundation’s website.
The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. Since 2009, WISE’s membership has grown from its original three founding couples to an association of more than 250 patrons. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older.
For more information, contact Kent Ryan, (386) 506-4425, email: