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Dear John, This week we will be featuring Escape Your Filter Bubble: Learn to Talk
With Those You Disagree With – by Professor Lyn Millner. This course will challenge
you to think and come away with ways to challenge your own views.  

If you are questioning your housing needs for the future, you need to attend Bruce
Rosenblatt’s lecture – Should I Stay or Should I Move? Understanding the Senior
Housing Options in SWFL – Mr. Rosenblatt walks you through all of your options
very clearly. He is considered the foremost expert on senior housing in SWFL with
over 30 years in the industry.  

Tax season may be over but the IRS never goes away. Let Tom Eastwood entertain you
with The IRS: Everything You Should Know but Were Afraid to Ask. Learn how to
work with them if necessary.  

Have you ever wondered how to get somewhere easily? Without using a paper map?
John Guerra will teach you how to use your maps app in his class – iPhone/iPad Maps
App: Getting There With Ease.  

Calling all passionate journal writers, thinkers, and thought provokers – It is time to put
your pen to paper and get the feedback you have always wanted in this interactive class –
Writer’s Collaborative Workshop (4-part series) – taught by Lisa Wroble, a published
author and writer of more than 30 books.  

See below for more details and to register for classes.  

Call our office for assistance with your registrations at 239.434.4737.

Week of April 22 – April 26 and more

Click on any topic below to learn more.  

Escape Your Filter Bubble:
Learn to Talk With Those You
Disagree With  

April 23 | 1:30 – 3pm, Tuesday

Brooks Enrichment Center  

Most of us prefer to surround themselves with comforting information and friends
we agree with. Social media companies know how to exploit this. Get ready to be
just a little uncomfortable in this session. You will experience cognitive dissonance
and confirmation bias—and come away with ways to challenge your own views.
Perhaps most important, you’ll learn how to talk to those who disagree with you.

Should I Stay or Should I Move? Understanding
the Senior Housing Options in SWFL
April 24 | 10 – 11:30am, Wednesday  

FGCU Main Campus –
Building AB9 Room 106

Join this interactive discussion about senior housing-related topics. When is the right
time to consider a senior living community? What are the different types and costs of
the senior living options in SWFL? What are the future trends in our area? What are
the pros/cons of hiring home health care instead of moving? What are ways to pay for
senior housing including VA Benefits, Medicare and Medicaid? What is the role of a
senior housing advisor? What questions should people ask when touring?

The IRS: Everything You Should Know but Were Afraid to Ask  

April 29 | 10:30 – 12pm, Monday  

Naples Center / Online via Zoom

Not everyone has IRS problems, but everyone has questions. This unique, informative
and entertaining discussion by a retired IRS executive will address scams, avoiding
problems, divorce and taxes and common but serious mistakes in dealing with IRS.

iPhone/iPad Maps App: Getting There With Ease  

April 30 | 10:30 – 12pm Tuesday

Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

Apple’s Maps app gives you everything you need to get where you’re going and find
interesting places along the way. It can provide turn-by-turn voice navigation for
driving, walking, cycling and public transit. Maps offers cycling directions with bike
lanes, paths, and roads; electric vehicle routing; and informative guides to numerous
destinations. Maps can show you cities in 3D and can take you to the sky with Flyover.


Now is the time to get your creative juices flowing. Get your story written whether
it be an autobiography, family chronicle, poetry, or a story. Put your pen to paper
now and do it. It will be your legacy. You will get great feedback and make some
new friends too!


Writer’s Collaborative Workshop (4-part series)  

April 30, May 7, 14, 21
1:30 – 3:30pm, Tuesdays

Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

In this hands-on workshop, participants share writing for feedback and engage in
discussion of the writing craft and profession at all levels, including the writing
process, developing ideas, audience and reader engagement. Each week each
participant reads an excerpt of work-in-progress for constructive critique and
collaborative learning. Learn through works-in-progress and discuss the writing
process, effective revision techniques, and targeting specific genres and markets.
Time and length limit to excerpts are dependent on group size.    

The Week Ahead  

Monday April 22
Affordable Housing Needs and Impacts
Nuclear Power – The Essential Component in a Strategy to Mitigate
Climate Change
Kennedy – Nixon: The 1960 Campaign for President  

Tuesday April 23
iPhone/iPad Apps: Camera and Taking Great Photos
Media Perspectives: The Future is Cloudy
Mongolia – One Land, Two Worlds  

Friday April 26
A Conversation with Florida Gulf Coast University President Aysegul Timur  

Sunday April 28
The Gatekeepers (Israel, 2012, Documentary, Rated PG, 111 min)      

The Arlington, Naples (AR)
Aston Gardens, North Naples (AG)
Bentley Village, North Naples (BV)
Bonita Bay Community Assoc., Bonita (BB)
Brooks Enrichment Center, Bonita (BR)
The Collaboratory, Ft. Myers (CO)
Cypress Cove, Ft. Myers (CC)
FGCU Main Campus, Ft. Myers (FG)
Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples (GR)
Hideaway Beach Club, Marco island (HB)
The Island Country Club, Marco island (IC)
Moorings Park Grande Lake, Naples (GL)
Moorings Park at Grey Oaks, Naples (GO)
Moorings Park Original Campus, Naples (MP)
Naples Center, Naples (NC)
Siena Lakes, North Naples (SL)
The TwinEagles Club, North Naples (TE)
United Church of Marco Island, Marco (UC)
Wyndemere Country Club, Naples (WC)  

(see page 4 of the Winter-Spring 2024 Program Guide for location addresses)    

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