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ElderCare from Abroad: An AAUPW Panel discussion

Program Meeting - November 2018

Wednesday, November 21st at 6:30 PM

Imagine this…
Your 80 year old mom lives across the ocean, alone.  You’re busy with your career and family in Munich.  Your siblings are scattered across the country.  One day you get a call – your mom has fallen and broken her hip.  Your siblings report that her desk is piled high with unpaid bills and collection notices.   You thought something like this might happen someday but you weren’t ready for it.

Has this happened to you, or are you worried it might? Join us for a panel discussion to learn how to help prepare yourself. Hear how others have managed eldercare from abroad. Learn from their experience and from their mistakes.

The panel encourages you to send questions in advance to: lynda.sagrestano@gmail.com

Lynda Sagrestano
Moderator
Elizabeth d'Elsa
Elyse Bühler
Meg Engelmann
For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future meeting, check out How to Join or contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de
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Next Book Club Meeting

Book Club - November 2018

Dear Book Club - our next meeting is Tuesday, November 13th at 7pm to read The Portrait of Dorian Grey,  by Oscar Wilde. Elisabeth has volunteered to welcome us at her house.  Directions address and contact details to follow per email.  All are welcome!
The November meeting will be to choose the next set of books for the Spring of 2018. We encourage you to send your book suggestions to the group in advance.  We decided that everybody sends Carolyn two book titles with a short summary ( copy/ paste from amazon etc.) as a suggestion for the following months. The deadline is  November the 2nd. The books should be available on paperback.
For more information about upcoming book club meetings, contact Pat Biondo at ppbfrei@aol.com
Book suggestions for 2019: carolyn.berger@web.de

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IMMA Post – Zuflichtstelle’s 30th Birthday

On Thursday, October 25 the Zufluchtstelle celebrated it's 30th birthday at Import/Export . There were multiple speeches from various politicians and pioneers in the field of women's rights. A very interesting fact, that perhaps not everyone is aware of, our shelter is the only one in Germany, which is completely anonymous and where no males are allowed to set foot into (still 30 years after its founding).

In the pictures you see the previous and current management (Carmen & Chrisiane) as well as the entire team of social workers, psychologists who work 24/7 365. The girls weren't in attendance but many of the activities, including those of the AAUPW were shown on display.

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Entity English Theatre presents . . .

Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig!

When:  1-4 November and 7-10 November 2018     Where: Pepper Theater, München-Neuperlach
“One of two great farces by a living writer.” (The New York Times)

Cleveland, 1934: What to do when you have two identical Otellos running around? An evening of misunderstandings and a hilarious series of mishaps is bound to happen when Tito Merelli, the world-famous Italian tenor, arrives late for his opening night at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. By accident, the tenor is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that general manager Saunders and Max – his assistant and secret tenor extraordinaire – believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Merelli. However, Merelli wakes up and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Merelli – the perfect recipe for comedic disaster.

A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. Directed by Bogdan Tabacaru, produced by Katrin Fegert. More at www.entitytheatre.com

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IMMA Fall Brunch

Brunch report from Tara

Our annual "Fall back into Fall" brunch took place with our IMMA girls on Saturday, October 21.  There was a great spread and we had new AAUPWers Barbara & Donna  join us. We had 18 participants and the AAUPWers who took part were Audra, Barbara, Donna, Grace, Jane, Tara & Wendy.  Thank you to our ladies for coming out on a Saturday morning.

Our longstanding IMMA backbone member, Claudia couldn't physically be there, but she was there in spirit and still added to the fun by loaning us some of her games, including the classic, Bingo.

True to tradition, the AAUPW goddesses made pancakes and we had a nice spread of healthy eats before we broke out the Nutella. We ate together and played games.  Unfortunately, we only have the after pictures as we were more preoccupied with our IMMA experience (and Tara forgot to take pictures). We all had fun and of course, Tara had the perfect socks to sum up the positive IMMA message.

Our next activity with the girls will be the cookie baking on December 15.  For details about this activity and IMMA in general, don't forget to contact Tara.

 

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Baking Cookies with IMMA – Save the Date

Join us for a morning of baking madness

Cooking baking with ImmaWhen: Saturday, December 15, 2018
What time: 11:30 am - 2 pm
Where: IMMA Cafe

Just a friendly reminder, this again is an activity open to all. Once we have the confirmed participants, we will decide what cookies to bake. If you have any questions about participating or IMMA in general, please do not hesitate to contact Tara at tarajap@yahoo.com

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Upcoming Events in November 2018

Initiative Stolpersteine für München

Verlegung von Stolpersteinen am 12. November 2018

Gleich 32 sogenannte Stolpersteine will der Künstler Gunter Demnig am 12. November in München verlegen.
Die kleinen, jeweils mit einer beschrifteten, goldfarbenen Messingplatte versehenen Gedenksteine sollen namentlich und individuell an Münchnerinnen und Münchner erinnern, die von den Nationalsozialisten ermordet worden sind. Ab 10.30 Uhr wird Demnig die Steine vor den früheren Wohnorten der Opfer in den Boden versenken, einen Stein nach dem anderen - und jedes Mal auf Privatgrund.
For additional information about where and for whom the Stolpersteine will be dedicated to on November 12 see attached PDF Names and Addresses of Stolpersteine recipients November 12. For more information on how you can be involved in this project or take part contact: Terry Swartzberg -initiative@stolpersteine-muenchen.de

Jazz Bridge Concert "Kentonmania"

Sunday, 4th of November 2018, 19:00 Carl-Orff-Saal in Gasteig, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 München

The Kentonmania Big Band from Prag features Munich's own Soulmaster Mel Canady singing along with the band. The show starts off with the Barbara Dennerlein Duo and promises to be a very entertaining evening with music from the famed band leader, Stan Kenton.  For more information please see attached file Jazz Bridge München 2018. To purchase tickets please contact the Gasteig directly.

United States Marine Corps Ball

Saturday, 17th of November 2018, 19:00-Marine Ball, Westin Grand Hotel Munich Arrabellastr 6. Arrabellapark

The doors open at 6 PM with the festivities beginning at 7 PM.  This is always a fun event; this year enjoying the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps located at the United States Consulate General in Munich. The dress code is formal. To purchase tickets please see attached image for more details.

 

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Advances in Reconstructive Spinal Surgery

Program Meeting - October 2018

Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 PM

Our speaker for October is Professor Bronek Boszczyk, the new Head of Spinal Surgery at the Benedictus Krankenhaus in Tutzing, formerly Visiting Professor and Clinical Associate Professor at Nottingham University Hospitals in the fields of research, Orthopedic and Accident Surgery. Since 2003, his has worked exclusively on spinal surgery, with a focus on the complex reconstructive surgery of the adult and pediatric spine, due to deformity and tumours of the spine. He will speak on advances in reconstructive spinal surgery techniques starting with general information and including measures for prophylaxis. Of interest to us all is the question of why and when such operations are necessary.

Professor Boszczyk  did his Medical training in Germany with electives spent in South Africa and USA. He has been involved in anatomical research of the spine since medical school under the mentorship of Professor R Putz, of the renowned Anatomical Institute of the LMU Munich, which led to a dedicated interest in the field of spinal disorders. His postgraduate training was divided between Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery with a focus on spinal surgery. His resident training was in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1998, under mentorship of Professor M. Mayer in Munich. Neurosurgical training was completed in 2003, under the mentorship of Dr. Jaksche of the Murnau Trauma Centre in Bavaria. In addition he has served numerous fellowship posts, positions and professorships at hospitals and clinics specializing Spine Surgery.
For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future meeting, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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IMMA Fall Brunch – Save the Date

Calling all Volunteers - Our next Brunch with the girls from IMMA will be:

When: October 20, 2018
What time: 11:30 am  - 2 pm
Where: IMMA Cafe

Just a friendly reminder, that these brunches are open to all. Once we have the confirmed participants, we will decide what the breakfast menu will be. If you have any questions about participating or IMMA in general, please do not hesitate to contact Tara Nicoll at tarajap@yahoo.com

Lernzeit will resume on October 1, 2018.

Join us for a morning of baking madness - Save the Date

Cooking baking with ImmaOut Next Cookie Baking Adventure
When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
What time: 11:30 am - 2 pm
Where: IMMA Cafe

 

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Upcoming Events in October 2018

Audrey Robinson-Seurig’s “Tiger Mask” Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition in Feldkirchen

You are cordially invited to see Audrey Robinson-Seurig’s “Tiger Mask” and a selection of her other artworks in the group art exhibition in Feldkirchen. Audrey’s tiger mask represents the mascot of her alma mater Princeton University.

The Vernissage will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, starting at 19:00, in the Feldkirchen Town Hall foyer. The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday, October 16, 2018, to Thursday, October 25, 2018, during the opening times of the Town Hall: Monday – Friday 7:30 – 12:00, Thursday also 15:00 – 18:00.
The Town Hall (Rathaus Feldkirchen) is located at Rathausplatz 1, 85622 Feldkirchen (bei München). Directions to the Town Hall are posted on www.feldkirchen.de. Feldkirchen_Kunstausstellung_2018_flyer_with_address_English

Amerikahaus Book Swap

Sunday, 28. Oktober 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

Book lovers, it's Book Swap Time at the Amerikahaus again: you can swap your old English books for new reading material.  Join us and exchange your old English books from 10a.m. till 4p.m.! For more information on how the Amerikahaus Book Swap works, please see their website: https://www.amerikahaus.de/veranstaltungen/detail/amerikahaus-book-swap-3/