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January 2019 Intersession

The Learning in Retirement at Iona College (LIRIC) January 2019 Intersession meets on four Thursdays – January 10, 17, 24 and 31. All classes meet at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at the Intersection of Mill Rd. and North Ave. in New Rochelle, N.Y.

January courses are included in the full-year membership. If you are not currently a member, please email for more information.

Class Schedule

  • 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.




  • 12:15 – 1 p.m.


  • 1 – 2:15 p.m.




Class Descriptions

Women In Art

Anonymous was often a woman – and not only in the area of poetry. The growing recognition of art by women – from the Medieval period into modern times – has led to appreciation as well as discovery. In these four sessions, we will look at women who made art and history.

Presenter: Shirley Radcliffe
Time: 11 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.

Writing Workshop

This class, a return to the Writing Workshop format LIRIC offered in past years, gives you the opportunity to turn your memories into memoirs and experiment with a variety of other writing genres in a nurturing atmosphere.

Instructor: Claire Lynch
Time: 11 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise

Since all of us want to be healthy, wealthy and wise, we trust you’ll find this series of four classes both informative and helpful in achieving those goals.

  1. January 10, Health & Retirement Planning
    • Presenter: Robert J. Naclerio Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
  2. January 17, Plan Today for Tomorrow: Estate and Eldercare Planning
    • Presenters: Salvatore Di Costanzo and Christine Vuksanaj, Esq. Attorneys-at-Law
  3. January 24, Recipes for Dining, Decluttering & Downsizing
    • Presenters: Michelle Silverman Bedel, Owner Silversons Reality, Sue Thau, Chef
    • (Light refreshments will be served)
  4. January 31, Balancing a Healthy Lifestyle
    • Presenter: Tripta Velamoor, MA, OTR/LATP, Iona College Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Coordinator

Time: 1 – 2:15 p.m.

Winter Art Workshop

The Winter Art Workshop covers all media and all levels, from beginner to advanced artists. Everyone is welcome, but bring your favorite drawing materials with you!

Instructor: Gail Apfel
Time: 1 – 2:15 p.m.

Interested in auditing a class at Iona this spring?
(Only current LIRIC members eligible.)
See the handout on Auditing available at the GOC or contact Deadline for registering is January 7. Courses begin Tuesday, January 15.

Stormy Weather

In the event of bad weather, LIRIC closings will be announced in the following places:

  • Listen to: WCBS 880 AM; WVOX 1460 AM; WHUD 100.7 FM
  • Watch: The bottom bar on Optimum Channel 12 or Verizon FIOS 1 OR
  • Log on to: closings or Hudson Valley/weather/view school closings