Emory & Henry Invited to Participate in SWVA Higher Ed College for Older Adults

Posted by Monica Hoel
E&H Alumni invited to participate in online College for Older Adults FREE in the Fall of 2020.

The SWVA Higher Education Center annually sponsors a College for Older Adults (COA) at the facility for community members who are age 50 and older. This fall, the event is being offered online, and is FREE. E&H alumni are invited to register and participate.

This is Georgia Tann's photo from her Martha Washington College yearbook. Her story is one of pow...This is Georgia Tann's photo from her Martha Washington College yearbook. Her story is one of power...and horrible abuse. But it entwines with our modern adoption system in complicated ways. We'll have a conversation with the author of The Baby Thief, which tells the true story.Emory & Henry has also been invited to participate as a presenter, and the alumni office will do 6 one-hour presentations in the style of our summer alumni college, More Than A Vacation. Classes will run from Sept. 10-Oct. 15, at 10 am.

Click here to see a full list of COA classes offered this fall. The E&H COA classes are listed here. Please register through the COA site to participate.

 

E&H COA Classes for Fall 2020:

Sept. 10: The True Story of Georgia Tann
You may have read the book Before We Were Yours, but did you know that the fictional book’s real life villain, Georgia Tann, attended Martha Washington College in Abingdon? We’ll talk with Barbara Bisantz-Raymond who wrote The Baby Thief, the non-fiction account of Georgia Tann’s life.

Sept. 17: The Powers of Camel Milk Revealed!
Did you know that camel milk has a raft of health benefits? We’ll talk with the author of Camel Crazy, Christina Adams, to find out what is so great about camel milk. And, you’ll get answers straight from the camel’s mouth as we go LIVE with a dromedary for commentary.

Sept. 24: Safer Outdoors
The CDC says we’re safer from Coronavirus if we’re outdoors, but what do we do while we’re out there? We’ll learn about citizen science projects, phone apps, and webinars that will make it more interesting to be in our own backyard. We’ll hear from special guests who will highlight some of the great places in our region we can safely explore, and we’ll learn about a project starting soon where you can put your observation skills to the test.

Oct. 1: In Tune with Our Favorite Music
Have you been singing the blues about missing live music events? Let’s talk about how to enjoy our favorite musicians during these days of no gatherings. We’ll talk with friends from Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and WEHC-FM to discuss online events and resources we may not have considered.

Oct. 8: Bringing in the Greens
Winter is coming…how can you keep your world fresh and green? Special guests from Virginia Highlands Community College and the Blue Ridge Discovery Center will talk to us about tips for house plants and the importance of native plants.

Oct. 15: What’cha Drinkin’?
We are surrounded by spirits: craft spirits, that is! We’ll get the low down on liquor from Tennessee Hills Distillery. We’ll get the background on beer from Wolf Hills Brewery. And we’ll get to the absolute core of apple cider from Tumbling Creek Cider Company. We may get tipsy on all this 411, but it seemed like a celebratory end to our time together!

  • Tennessee Hills Distillery’s canine mascot, Jack. We’re going to virtually visit the distillery through the E&H portion of COA.
Who is this woman? And why do you need to know about her?

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