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How to Squeeze All the Juice Out of Retirement
Instructor: Ken Shultz
Course Date(s) & Time: 4/25/2024 - 4/25/2024, Th, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Pacific Time
Fee: $0.00
Location: Hybrid
In this relatively short 45-minute session, we will watch a recent 12-minute TED Talk titled “How to Squeeze All the Juice Out of Retirement” by Riley Moynes, followed by a half-hour discussion on practical strategies to realistically implement some of the suggestions provided in the TED Talk, based largely on the suggestions from Dr. Shultz’s 2015 book, Happy Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention – A Practical Guide to Planning and Enjoying the Retirement You’ve Earned.

The ABCs of Sleep: What is it, Why is it Important, and How Can We Improve it
Instructor: Richard Sinacola
Course Date(s) & Time: 4/29/2024 - 4/29/2024, M, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Pacific Time
Fee: $0.00
Location: 311, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building, 37500 Cook St Palm Desert, CA 92211 

Together, we will learn why we sleep, the stages or phases of sleep, the common sleep disorders, and what can be done to improve them.  The discussion will include the pros and cons of various medications used to induce or improve sleep and basic sleep hygiene.

Richard S. Sinacola, MSW, M.Div., Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Cal State University San Bernardino and a licensed psychologist with a practice here in Palm Desert.  Dr. Sinacola has taught physiological psychology and psychopharmacology for many years and specializes in treating anxiety and sleep related disorders in his practice. He is the author of several articles and publications, including Basic Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals (Pearson) and The Five Cs of a Healthy Relationship (Cognella Academic Publishing). Fr. Sinacola is also pastor of St. Giles Catholic Community, a progressive National Catholic community here in the Coachella Valley. 


Virtual Reality: Gaza
Instructor: Lacey Kendall, MA
Course Date(s) & Time: 4/16/2024 - 4/16/2024, Tu, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Fee: $0.00
Location: Lobby, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building, 37500 Cook St Palm Desert, CA 92211 

This virtual reality experience is a completely non-political tour and view of daily life activities in Palestine-both before and since the conflict with Israel. The footage and videos that were captured in Gaza are organized around 11 themes: historical places, traditional activities, shops and cafes, fun activities, agriculture, popular squares and places, popular markets, industry, schools and universities, hotels, and resorts. Most of the footage was captured by a recent CSUSB master's student.

This experience has limited space available and will run in 30-minute timeslots. Once we receive your registration, we will follow up to survey you for your preferred timeslot. We will try to keep the available slots updated in this listing:

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM      -- 1 spot available --

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM      -- 2 spots available --

12:00 PM 12:30 PM      -- FULL --

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM        -- FULL --

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM          -- 2 spots available --

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM          -- 2 spots available --


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