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News: 10/15/2020

Turn on and tune into the Sunday Symposium



Due to ongoing COVID, the Oakmont Sunday Symposium has moved to a broadcast series, where speakers are either pre-recorded or appear live virtually. To find out how to tune in, go to oakmontsundaysymposium.org.

You can also join in each Sunday at 11 a.m. on the date of the talk to engage with the speaker.

Oct. 18: Brian Sobel, 2020 Election Overview

The upcoming November 2020 Election has been filled with political drama, issues and controversy. Brian Sobel will speak about the candidates and issues, as well as the operations that go on behind the scenes in an election year. He will call on his long and successful career of political analysis to take you into the world of politics, 2020 style.

Sobel has provided political and military commentary for a number of media outlets and appears as a political analyst for KTVU Channel 2.

Oct. 25 - Bill Montgomery, Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Graveyard Stomp

Bill Montgomery, an expert in Santa Rosa history, will introduce us to some of the more interesting and colorful residents of the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, which originated in the year Santa Rosa was founded in 1854. The presentation will be a photo tour of the cemetery exploring the lives and history of those buried there. In honor of the 100th year of Women's Suffrage, emphasis will be on women either buried there or associated with Santa Rosa, including the owner of the first Mexican rancho, the first female elected official, the first female doctor, Dr. Dear, and the Mother of Civil Rights in California.

Nov. 1 - Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, RN, Why Are You Mumbling?

What happens to your life when you lose your hearing? Hearing loss can impact our health, activities and relationships. Dr. Margaret Wallhangen is an expert in both hearing loss and the physical, emotional and social impacts it has on people. She has simple and effective solutions to help, from communication strategies to technology. Learn about captioning apps, over the counter hearing aids, and very helpful phones. As she puts it: “While we still can't 'cure' hearing loss, there is a lot we can do and there's no need to feel left out.”

Wallhagen is a professor of Gerontological Nursing and a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP) in the School of Nursing, U.C. San Francisco. For the last several decades she has focused specifically on hearing loss.


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