Emeritus Program

Monticello West Retirement Community



Monticello West Retirement Community McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX
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Presentations are on the 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Call Heather Wickman at 214-528-0660 to R.S.V.P.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Monticello West is honored to partner with the Richland College Emeritus plus 50 Program in presenting the free Senior Educational Forum Series. Our team will work alongside the Emeritus Program to ensure learning is a lifelong experience. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care, in a home-like environment while keeping our residents' dignity, independence, individuality and freedom of choice a priority. Monticello West is especially proud of our 30-year tradition in the Park Cities.

For over 30 years, Monticello West has been committed to creating a positive and stimulating environment for residents, allowing them to continue living their lives with meaning and purpose. Come see why Monticello West is truly the premier choice for a lifestyle of tranquility, comfort and peace of mind.

June 10- Beethoven's Tempest Sonata - When his student (Czerny) asked Beethoven what he was talking about in this sonata, Beethoven referred him to Shakespeare's last play, The Tempest. We will track the ins and outs of this masterpiece and try to evaluate the merits of Beethoven's reference to Shakespeare. The instructor will demonstrate some aspects of the sonata on the piano.
Presenter: Steve Lund, retired Academic Dean of Dallas Lutheran School

July 8 - Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) - Anna Akhmatova was a member of the great quartet of 20th century Russian poets. Her life spanned in the reign of Nicholas and Alexandra, World War I, the Russian revolution, the purges of the 1930's, World War II, and the Cold War. Beneath her aloof exterior, she was brooding, passionate and lyrical. She attracted powerful friends and admirers Boris Pasternak, Modigliani, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Marc Chagall, and Joseph Brodsky. She also made powerful enemies Lenin, Stalin, and Krushchev. Both of her husbands were killed by the Russian state and her only child, a son, spent 18 years as a political prisoner. She was officially ostracized and silenced on orders from Stalin himself. Anna Akhmatova's life itself is a great epic poem; glorious, tragic, dark and uplifting. Her story will captivate you as it has for millions of others.
Presenter: Gayle Ross, world adventurer and traveler writer

Aug 12 - The Bill of Rights, and You - How much freedom of speech and press do we have? What has the Supreme Court said about the right to bear arms? What does "unreasonable search and seizure" mean in the digital age? Is there really a "wall" between church and state? We'll answer all these questions and more.
Presenter: Chris Tucker, journalist, teacher, actor, and commentator for KERA 90.1 FM, National Public Radio

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