Current Month Schedule Date Topic/Speaker/Description September 7, 2017 “The Rescue Mission ” Carolyn Hendrickson, Chief Development Officer Carolyn will give us a brief history of the Rescue Mission and update us on the current state of the Rescue mission programs in Syracuse as well as the expansion into regional programs in Auburn, Binghamton and Ithaca. September 21, 2017 “The Redhouse” Samara Hannah, Executive Director By using the arts as a delivery model, the Redhouse delivers core content to SCSD students. Utilizing project based learning Teaching fellows work with students to collaborate on final works that are showcased in shareformances with their entire school community. Samara will talk about the Redhouse mission in the SCSD and their upcoming move to the former Sibley’s department store location. October 5, 2017 “Lake Ontario/saving the beautiful lake” Susan Gateley, Author Susan will speak to us about Lake Ontario. She will inform us on what people have done and are doing to defend and protect this amazing resource. October 19, 2017 “Greying and Grateful; Living the second half of life with Gusto and Passion” Nicole Christina, LCSW, Author Life after age 50 brings with it profound changes. For those who embark on the second half of life with enthusiasm and curiosity, this can be both rewarding and meaningful. Nicole will highlight the enormous control we have over how we age and outline a second half of life that is full of appreciation, satisfaction, and fewer regrets. IRP meets from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 5833 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. Coffee/Tea at 11:30 a.m.