Sept. 3 "Financial Planning and Retirement Communities -- Understanding CCRCs and Other Alternatives" - James J. Ciprich, partner and wealth advisor at Regent Atlantic, will discuss proactive planning for healthcare and housing needs, as well as protecting estate needs in retirement.
Sept. 10 "Prison Reform in New Jersey" - Daniel Lombardo, president and CEO of Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley, will discuss New Jersey's leadership role in prison reform employing scientific and evidence-based approaches with emphasis on reducing recidivism.
Sept. 17 "Hips, Knees, and Shoulders" - Dr. Jeffrey Leary, MD and Dr. John Erickson, MD of the Atlantic Medical Group Orthopedics, will discuss these body parts so prone to require attention as we reach Old Guard age.
Sept. 24 "The Mysterious New Jersey Pine Barrens" - Rebecca Free, director of membership and communications at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, will take us on a trip through the Pine Barrens. Along the way, we will learn about its ecology, human history and the threats to its survival.
October Birthdays - John Baxter
October Program Chair: Thad Gabara
Oct. 1 "How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives" - Al Aho, Old Guard Member, will illustrate what algorithms are, and how they are shaping all aspects of our daily lives. He will also explain why some people speculate they will determine the ultimate fate of humankind. [ bio ]
Oct. 8 "Evolving US Cellphone Technology from 4th Generation (4G) to 5th (5G)" - Dr. Mihai Banu, founder and CTO of Blue Danube, a 5G wireless technology company, will explain what seems too good to be true and how 5G is different from 4G. He will introduce the basics of how the country's cellphone network is organized, and will discuss the implications of this evolution for common users and for the industrial complex. [ bio ]
Oct. 15 "Update on the Music Industry in the Streaming Economy" - Professor Larry Miller is a music and technology entrereneur, advisor, and host of the Musonomics podcast. For many musicians, the democratization of music production and distribution carried the promise of reaching multitudes of eager fans at the touch of an upload button. Yet this has made it difficult for new artists to break through. [ bio]
Oct. 22 "Civility in Government and Politics" - Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick is serving his eighth term in the NJ General Assembly representing parts of Union, Somerset, and Morris counties. Among many titles and awards he has received is an award for being the funniest lawyer in NJ. Bramnick will discuss dignity and respect or the lack thereof in politics. [ bio ]
Oct. 29 "Organ Donation and Transplantation and the 2020 Transplant Games of America" - Jan Hines assistant director of Transplant Community Relations at NJ Sharing Network, will speak on the organ and tissue process, living donation, the waiting list, and common myths. She will also discuss the 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games coming to the Meadowlands next year. [ more info ]
Technology User Group (TUG) Discussions for all users at all levels in the front of our meeting room, 11:45 a.m. (First and fourth Tuesdays of the month)...
Sept. 3 -- Discussion of user problems and issues. Bring your concerns and queries.
Sept. 24 -- TBD - possibly 5G Wireless
Timely Topics Discussion in the front of our meeting room with participation encouraged from all in attendance. Usually at 11:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday.
Sept. 10 - There are more guns of all types in the US than there are people. Many are used for hunting, some for protection, and sadly, a significant number in mass killings and injuries. What should be done considering the Second Amendment? Pete Lederman will lead the discussion.
Trips Scheduled (For Old Guard members and guests)
September 19 -- Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Details
Walkers The Walkers Group has been relaunched in a new format (which is still evolving). For now we are walking twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, at 8:00 AM at Briant Park in Summit, with "mall walking" at the Short Hills Mall as a backup for bad weather. If Interested, please drop a note to [email protected] to weigh in and say what formulation might work well for you.