SALT IS BACK!
SAVE THESE DATES FOR FALL 2021:
Monday, September 20 & 27 and October 4 & 11
from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
at the Church of the Risen Savior
1501 East County Road 42, Burnsville, MN 55306
We are happy to announce that SALT will be back this fall after a nearly two year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. Out of an abundance of caution, the SALT Steering Committee decided to forgo the lunches for these upcoming fall sessions. Instead, we extended the coffee break between programs from 15 to 30 minutes. It will look like this:
- 9:30-10:30 a.m.: first two programs (one in the Bays, one in the worship space).
- 10:30-11:00 a.m.: coffee/cookie break upstairs in the commons and downstairs in Resurrection Hall (elevator available). This will allow for extra space to spread out and to give participants more time to visit.
- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Noon): second two programs (one in the Bays, one in the worship space).
- Since we will not be offering lunches this fall, there is only one price: $5 per person per Monday; walk right in, no pre-registration.
Look for the new brochure in mid August.
Here are the speakers we currently have booked for fall (so far):
- Doug Ohman: Minnesota From the Road – Arrowhead and Iron Range. Travel with photographer and storyteller, Doug Ohman, as he takes you on an exciting road trip to the North Shore and Iron Range of Minnesota. See the rugged beauty of the north and feel the grit of its people who made it their home. Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, and entertaining storyteller. He has photographed Minnesota for the past 25 years and shares over 300 presentations every year.
- David Jones: Lincoln’s Assassination: A Fragile Time. This year is the 156th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. To commemorate this profound occasion, David Jones will talk about this fragile time in our American history. After four long years of fighting, the Civil War ground to an end in April of 1865. Although it was clear that the Union was victorious, no one knew exactly what would happen afterward. In that very critical moment of our nation’s history, our President was assassinated. Amazingly, we survived, reunited and thrived. Join professional speaker, David Jones, as he takes us back to that turbulent time in our history. David Jones, a very popular, engaging historical presenter, returns to SALT with a presentation on Lincoln’s Assassination. His previous presentations have included the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Mount Rushmore, JFK Assassination, Apollo Moon Program, Statue of Liberty, Charles Lindbergh, and Prohibition. He has given more than 1,000 presentations to over 25,000 people.
- Chad Wensink: History and Reliability of the Bible, Parts 1 & 2. This two-part series presents an educational timeline for the history and development of the Bible, introducing the Bible’s scribal heritage from the time of the Exodus to the present. This presentation introduces the fields of textual criticism, Biblical history, and Church history while exploring important Biblical manuscripts including Aleppo Codex, The Septuagint, the Greek New Testament, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Chad Wensink has a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies with a second major in Psychology from the University of Northwest—St. Paul and a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary. He has been a non-vocational Elder of Teaching Ministry at Cityview Church in Minneapolis since March, 2017. He has been developing educational curriculum for spreading Biblical literacy since 2013. He has written an adult Christian discipleship guide called ‘Come, Grow, Go.’
- Dr. Lisa James: Healthy Brain Aging: Insights from the MN Women’s Brain Resilience Initiative. Dr. James will discuss research on healthy brain aging, highlighting her recent finds from the Minnesota Women’s Brain Resilience Initiative. She will describe factors that contribute to brain decline, and conversely, encouraging avenues for maintaining brain health throughout our lives. Dr. Lisa James is the Kunin Professor in Women’s Healthy Brain Aging in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota and the Director of the Brain Resilience Initiative at the Brain Sciences Center of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Her research is broadly focused on multi-level examination of factors conferring risk or resilience for conditions affecting women’s brains with emphasis on stress disorder (PTSD) and age-related changes. Her research combines neuroimaging with genetic, behavioral, nutritional, and lifestyle data to comprehensively assess brain status and identify factors that promote brain health. Her latest discoveries show that certain immune-related genes protect against aging-related brain changes, opening new vistas in aging research.
- Jerry Eliason: Searching for Lake Superior’s Lost Shipwrecks. Come hear about the secrets of the deep waters of Lake Superior. How do they locate these lost shipwrecks and what do they teach us? How many are there? Jerry was five years old when he saw his first episode of Sea Hunt. By 1966, he was SCUBA diving in the small lakes in northern Wisconsin. In 1968, he made his first dive in Lake Superior. He made several hundred shipwreck dives before a severe case of the bends ended his diving in 1989. Still addicted to shipwrecks, he transitioned to searching for those not yet located. Part of a team of dedicated shipwreck enthusiasts, their next find of a virgin shipwreck will be their 20th find.
- Gretchen Messenger and David Wick: How to Implement My Plan and Obtain Family Cooperation. This hour focuses on strategies to communicate your plans and desires to your chosen caregivers, loved ones, and advisors to effectuate a smooth and seamless transition of your life duties to them at the appropriate times. We also examine how your chosen caregivers can offer input to make your plan workable for them and effective for you. In addition, we examine methods to enforce your desires as stated in your plan and various practical strategies to resolve disputes among your loved ones and caregivers. Gretchen Messenger and David Wick are President and Vice President respectively of ‘Who’s Watching Mom?, Inc.’, an organization dedicated to helping families navigate the ins and outs of long-term care and services for seniors in their later years. Gretchen entered the world of retirement and life planning as a long-term care insurance agent after witnessing incapacity issues with her father and later her grandmother. David is an attorney and has helped numerous clients plan for their post retirement years and how to work their way through aging crises.
- Stan Tekiela: Wildflowers. Back by popular demand, Stan Tekiela will thrill you with beautiful pictures of Minnesota’s wildflowers. There are over 200 different varieties that grace our landscape. Come learn about them—their beauty and how they complement insect and bird populations. What can we do to help our environment?Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer, Stan Tekiela, is the originator of the popular state-specific field guides for birds, wildflowers and trees. Over the past three decades, Stan has authored more than 130 field guides, nature appreciation books and wildlife audio CDs for nearly every state in the nation.
See general SALT information below:
Going into the 24th year, Seniors Learning Together, Inc., a non-profit organization, is offering enrichment learning to people over 55. Sponsored by a coalition of 13 churches in Dakota County, the program is, however, open to people of ALL ages! Sessions are held on 4 consecutive Mondays every Spring and Fall. Our goal is to appeal to a broad spectrum of interests with 4 presentations on various subjects scheduled each day (2 speakers each hour). Participants choose one session to attend each hour. The first hour begins at 9:30 a.m. There is a 30 minute refreshment break between the first and second hour.
Contact Marianne Brass at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (952) 698-1714 if you have questions regarding the SALT program.
Check-in info below:
SO SIMPLE – SO EFFICIENT!
No worries about long check-in lines: we will have many blue (presentations only) and red (presentations plus lunch) check-in tables staffed with many friendly, competent SALT team members greeting and directing you, checking you in!
After check-in you may immediately proceed to the location of the presentation you are attending. Both locations, the Sanctuary and the Bays, will be open for you to enter and take your seats. Presentations start promptly at 9:30 a.m. We ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes beforehand to allow for check-in. Keep in mind that you can check in starting at 8:30 a.m.
We are constantly striving to improve our processes to make things easier and more enjoyable for YOU, our guests!
Give SALT a try, because . . .
SALT is a wonderful program of enrichment learning made fun! Our life enrichment presentations are offered to you in an enjoyable format. There are no questions to answer or tests to take, but merely an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the world around us.
Call Marianne Brass at (952) 698-1714 or e-mail email@example.com if you have questions regarding the SALT program.
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6