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How WWI Transformed Stunt Pilots into Aces

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Guillaume de Syon, Albright College

Professor Guillaume de Syon hails from France and Switzerland, but has called Lancaster, PA, home since 1994. Specialized in both European history and the history of technology, he teaches courses in almost every historical period at Albright College in Reading, PA.

We often think of military pilots as having just popped onto the scene during the First World War, but it was not so. Because aviation was so new, most pilots were individuals trying stunts at early airshows before they were called up. Others joined the service because it was the only way to learn to fly. But how did they all fit into the armies of the Great War? This session looks at the peculiar world of early flying.

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Identity Theft & Imposter Scams

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Mary Bach, AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force

Mary Bach is a nationally recognized, independent Consumer Advocate. She is also Chair of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force. She has taken her knowledge to many television outlets including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Donahue, and Dateline. She has also been featured in the pages of Good Housekeeping, Business Week, Money Magazine, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is centered around preventing fraud against older consumers.

Is your relative really in trouble and calling you for money? Is the person on the phone asking for bank information really from the IRS? Phone scams are on the rise. But if you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. Learn about techniques criminals use to steal your personal information and get no-nonsense advice on how to avoid identity theft and imposter scams.

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Aging in Place: Live Longer & Stronger at Home

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Matthew J. Gallardo, Messiah Lifeways

Matt is the Director of Community Engagement and Coaching at Messiah Lifeways.His diverse background of working in hospital and rehabilitation settings, community services, and senior housing gives him the breadth and depth of knowledge to provide unique solutions, opportunities, and help individuals proactively plan for the future.

For most us as we age, we aspire to live in our homes for as long as possible. However, if we become frail and more dependent, aging in place can be a challenge. But if done with careful planning and consideration, “staying put” can be a safe and viable option. Get tips and examine ways to successfully and safely age in place. Learn about the many resources and options available, their costs, and how to access these services within the community.

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Weather Wise: Prepare and Be Safe

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Jeff Jumper, State Meteorologist, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Jeff Jumper is the state meteorologist for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Since 2015, Jeff has worked to better prepare the agency and its stakeholders for weather hazards through forecasts, outreach, partnerships, and training. Previously, Jeff spent nearly a decade as a broadcast meteorologist in Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Winter weather provides challenges for all Pennsylvanians, but as we age it can get tougher to deal with what Mother Nature has to offer during the cold season. This MindMatters will cover some of Pennsylvania’s winter weather hazards and provide some preparedness and safety tips to help you through the winter.

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