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Upcoming events for Purdue retirees

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Information on PURA's Upcoming Events

A reception for PURA's Common Read with author Angie Klink and Betty Nelson – one of the past Deans featured in The Deans' Bible – will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 30, in West Lafayette Public Library's second floor meeting room. Nick Schenkel will lead a book discussion for those attending at 2:30 p.m. Parking is available in the library's parking lot across the street from the library. There is an elevator to the second floor.

The Purposeful Living in Retirement program is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Beck Conference Center. More information will be sent out and on the internet as soon as plans are finalized.

Purdue University's Spring Fling will happen on May 21, 2015.  PURA will be meeting participants at the West Entrance of the Cordova Co-Rec. More information will be posted on the internet as plans are finalized.

The PURA fall kickoff luncheon will be held on September 14, 2015. More information will be placed on this website as plans are finalized. 

Monthly Luncheon Series 2015

We hope you will join us for lunch at the MCL Cafeteria in West Lafayette the first Monday of each month. You will have an opportunity to visit with friends and to learn from an interesting speaker who will keep us current on the activities of Purdue and the community. Lunch is available from 11:00 a.m., and the programs begin at 11:50 in the Purdue Room.

See you at the 2015 Luncheon Meetings!

Mar 2 Topic: Purdue Theatre
Speaker: Joel Ebarb
Coordinator: Marilyn Ziemer
Jun 1 Topic: Delphi, A Stellar Community
Speaker: Mayor Randy Strasser
Coordinator: Martha Fletcher
Apr 6

Topic: Community Gardens & Trees
Panel: Jeff Phillips, Don Nead & Lynn Layden
Coordinator: Jane Brown

Jul 6 Topic: Modern Cooperative Extension Service
Speaker: Jason Henderson
Coordinator: John Trott
May 4 Topic: Purdue University Press
Speaker: Kathryn Purple
Coordinator: Sue Topping
Aug 3 Topic: Retiree Volunteering
Panel: Habitat and Boiler Volunteer Network
Coordinator: Sandy Komasinski


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PURA Pickleball at CO-REC

Pickleball at CO-REC

On October 23, 2014, courtesy of the Campus and Community Activities Committee, several Purdue retirees participated in a pickleball clinic led by Joan Mohr Samuels and other pickleballers, aided by Purdue Co-Rec staff members. Participants learned that badminton and pickleball share many courts with similar dimensions, but the net is lower, the paddles are smaller, and the ball is plastic, with holes and no feathers. To quote Joan:  "Pickleball is a fun and healthy exercise for people of any age, including us retirees." Currently enthusiasts are playing regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Co-Rec, beginning at 9 AM. People who are interested in exploring pickleball should call Joan at 765-567-7023 (Cell 765-532-3245). 

Purdue Retirees served by United Healthcare are eligible for Silver Sneakers, which means they may use Co-Rec facilities any time they are open, and UHC will pay Co-Rec on their behalf; pickleball is among the many activities PURA members might enjoy.