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Upcoming Events for Purdue Retirees

March Wellness Screenings

     Wed., March 2 - 9am-1pm
     Fri., March 4 - 9am-1pm
     All held at Lyles-Porter Hall. Contact Chris Rearick to schedule. Email name and phone
     number to crearick@purdue.edu or phone 496-0308.

March 7 PURA Monthly Meeting, MCL Cafeteria, 11am

Topic: Battery Research Status
Speaker: Prof. Edwin Garcia, Purdue University Energy Center

March 31 Common Read, West Lafayette Public Library, 2-4pm

Nick Schenkel, West Head Librarian and Historian Robert E. May will lead the discussion on
“Little Else Than a Memory”, a student-written and edited Purdue University Press 2015 publication.
The book is available for free at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/sps_ ebooks/8/ 

April 4  PURA Monthly Meeting, MCL Cafeteria, 11 AM

Topic:  Master Gardner Program
Speaker:  Rosie Lerner, Purdue Consumer Horticulturalist

April 20  Purposeful Living in Retirement Conference, Beck Agricultural Center

Gallery of Fall 2015 PURA Trips & Tours

Purdue DLRC & Voss Model

Voss ModelOn September 22, 2015, Thirty-five retirees attended the PURA tour of Purdue’s Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), designed to house research spaces to explore and study innovations in education, and the VOSS (Visiting Our Solar System) Model, located just behind DLRC. The sculpture is a model of the solar system, and is named in honor of the late Janet Voss, a Purdue astronaut who flew on five shuttle missions.

Walking Tour of Water Conservation Efforts

Rain barrel On October 8, 2015, PURA retirees attended a walking tour of Lafayette area water conservation efforts, co-hosted by the Community Committee and the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation.  The group visited local businesses and private homes.

Belle of Louisville Paddle-wheelerBelle of Louisville

On Oct. 24, 2015, a group of 55 people (including 10 PURA members) participated in the Imperial Travel tour to Louisville, Kentucky, for a trip aboard the Belle of Louisville paddle
wheel river cruiser, celebrating its 101st year.

Boarding sternwheeler

During the 3-hour tour, a full-scale German buffet lunch was served, and musical entertainment provided by a German polka band that had many of the passengers up and dancing.  While some toured the ship’s boiler room, many others enjoyed river scenery from inside the cabin, and some braved the cool weather to enjoy sights from the open-air seating on the top of the ship.Dining on sternwheeler

March Wellness Screenings

The Nursing Center for Family Health will be doing Wednesday, March 2, from 9am-1pm and Friday, March 4, from 9am-1pm.  All retirees and/or spouses are entitled to 1 free screening per calendar year.  They will take place at Lyles-Porter Hall.  Email Chris Rearick at crearick@purdue.edu with your name and phone number and she will call you. You may also call Chris at 496-0308 to schedule an appointment. 

Those retirees still interested in Ankle Brachial Indexing or in having a free Indiana University Medical School physical and if you have not been contacted, please email Chris at crearick@pudue.edu or call her at 496-0308 to be scheduled or find out if you are eligible.

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