OLLI Authors: Education & Health

Clay Carter -
Older, Wiser...HAPPIER: 10 Choices for Rebooting Your Life at 50+

Published:2010 by Create Space, a subsidiary of Amazon.com
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
Genre: Self-Help, Education
Author's Web Links:www.HappyAging.us
Written: After years of working in the field of recovery, as an approach for addressing chronic issues in aging
Author's note: I have been using the material as basis for support groups and classes with senior adults since 2008. Reviews by participants and professionals are included on the website.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at University of North Florida (Member & Instructor)

Dorothy M. Chanin -
Nature Preserve Trail Guide

Published: Revised 2006, third edition.
Publisher: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
Distributed by: Suffolk County Community College. (Not for sale - contact SCCC for more information).
Genre: Manual, Guide Book
Website:
Blog:
Written: Before retirement as a member of the Natural Science Department at the grant campus of Suffolk County Community College.
Authors Note: The Nature Preserve Trail Guide has been used as an instruction manual for various classes at Suffolk County Community College since its first edition in 1997. It is still used today.
OLLI Affiliation: Member of the Round Table at Stony Brook University now called OLLI at Stony Brook University. Member since 2004.

Jeremiah Conway -
The Alchemy of Teaching: The Transformation of Lives

Published: February, 2013
Publisher: Sentient Publications, LLC
Available for Purchase from: Amazon.com
Genre: Teaching...Adult Education...Personal Change
Website: The Alchemy of Teaching
Author's note: a collection of stories focused on incidents of personal transformation in college classrooms. The book takes readers into the midst of classes where the messy, inspiring actuality of human change occurs. A book for anyone who takes teaching seriously and recognizes that lives are at stake in it.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at the University of Southern Maine (University Faculty & OLLI Instructor)

Judi Culbertson -
The Clutter Cure

Published: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available for Purchase from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Scaling Down: Living Large in a Smaller Space
Published: 2005
Publisher: Rodale Books
Available for Purchase from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Genre: Self-help, How-to, Psychology
Website: judiculbertson.net
Written: After retirement.
OLLI Affiliation: Stony Brook University (Member & Instructor)

Ruth Fisher Goodman -
Easy Steps to the Hebrew Aleph Bet (Teach yourself to read Hebrew)

Published: 2000 (Self Published)
Genre: Reference (A text-workbook)
Available for Purchase: Order directly from Ruth Fisher Goodman, 409 Sparrow’s Ridge, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Author's Note: This book was created for the students in my OLLI class who requested that I put the material they were being taught into a book.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at Delaware

Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern -
Improving Your Memory: A Guide for Older Adults, 3rd Ed.

Published: 2005
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Available for Purchase: Amazon
Genre: Health, Education
Web Link:
Written: While working at University of Michigan Health System’s Geriatric Center
Author’s note: Also published in Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese
OLLI affiliation: University of Michigan

Ivan C. Frank -
Not From My Lesson Plans

Published: 2006 by Gifted Education Press in Manassas Virginia.
Available for Purchase from: Amazon & Borders Book Stores
Genre: Education
Website: http://www.GiftedEdPress.com
Written: In retirement
Authors Note: See more books by Ivan Frank in the History category
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI in Pittsburgh (C.M.U.)


Dave Kampfschulte -
I’m Dying to Talk with You; Twenty-five years of conversations on end of life decisions
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cascade Printing
Available for Purchase from: Amazon, amazingcircles.net
Genre: Health - education
Amazing Circles: Creating an environment where people can share and reflect on their life stories
Published in 2009 (Self Published)
Available for purchase from amazingcircles.net
Genre: Affective education, experiential education, group interaction, life stories
Website: amazingcircles.net
Written: After taking retirement.
Authors Note:
OLLI Affiliation: Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI (Member & Instructor)

Thomas Kochansky -
Exploring the Fourth Gospel
Published in 2009 by PublishAmerica. Available for Purchase from Amazon
Genre: Educational (Biblical Commentary)
Website: http://www.growlinggrizzly.com/
Written: Books written since taking retirement.
Authors Note: 1 title under Educational Books. 2 titles under Fiction
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI-USF at Tampa, Florida (Member & Instructor)

B. Kay Neal -
Teach Your Dog Latin: Your Introduction to Latin, an Eminently Practical Language for Man and Beast

Published: 2012
Publisher: Prelum Press
Available from: Amazon
Genre: Foreign Languages - Self-help - Education
Website / Blog: www.PrelumPress.com
Written: Before retirement
Author's note: I am on a mission to bring Latin to ordinary people who have no idea just how relevant this astounding language could be to their daily lives and their emotional well-being.
OLLI affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, instructor (96 students, filling a large classroom twice, signed up for the first-ever offering of a foreign language at our OLLI chapter)
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Author: Martha E. Powers
Pen Name: M. Elizabeth Sweeney -
Losing Marmee: A Mother, a Daughter, and Six Years in Assisted Living

Published: May 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace
Available for Purchase from: Amazon (as paperback and Kindle edition)
Genre: Memoir, Healthcare, Aging Parent Issues
Website: http://www.losingmarmee.blogspot.com
Written: During and immediately following death of 92-year-old mother
Author’s Note: This is a “memoir with a purpose”: To give caregivers a heads-up about many lessons learned during years of aging and health issues in an assisted living setting.
OLLI Affiliation: Member and presenter at OLLI of George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Frederick Reif -
Applying cognitive science to education: Thinking and learning in scientific and other complex domains

Published: 2008 by MIT Press.
Available for Purchase from Amazon
Genre: Education, Science education, Psychology, and Cognitive Science
Website:
Written: I wrote the book after I retired in 2000
Authors Note:
OLLI Affiliation:OLLI at Carnegie Mellon University (Instructor)

Jean Sheridan -
Writing Across the Curriculum and the Academic Library

Published: 1995
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Genre: Education
Available for purchase from: alibris
Author's Note: Provides background information and practical suggestions to librarians and instructors involved with Writing-Across-the-Curriculum
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at the University of Southern Maine (Instructor & Member)

Eleanor (Ellie) P. Taylor and Pamela Gould -
Feeding the Kids: The Flexible, No-Battles, Healthy Eating System for the Whole Family

Published: 2007 by Mancala Publishing
Available for Purchase from http://www.feedingthekids.com
Genre: Nutrition and Health
Website:http://www.feedingthekids.com
Written: In retirement
Authors Note: See more books by Ivan Frank in the History category
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI in Pittsburgh (C.M.U.)

Esther Winterfeldt, Ph.D. -
Aging in Good Health: A Guide to preserving Good Health Through the Third Stage of Life
Published: 2006 by Printworthy Publishing Company
Available for Purchase: Contact OLLI at Oklahoma State University
Genre: Nutrition and Health
Website: http://ches.okstate.edu/facultystaff/faculty-profile.php?FacID=300
Written:
Authors Note:
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at Oklahoma State University