Bristal Better U

The Bristal Assisted Living truly believes that you never stop learning. This is why we have teamed up with Hofstra University and Pace University through their continuing education plan to bring our residents the best educational classes available. Together, we can grow through our Better U program one day at a time.

Bristal Better U Lecture – Sociology & Relationships

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The American Family: From Queen Victoria to Adam and Steve

The Bristal Better U September Lecture was titled “The American Family: From Queen Victoria to Adam and Steve.” Our presenter was Ronald J. Brown. Ronald Brown’s background includes: BA in History, MA in history, MTS in World Religions and PhD International Relations. He is presently a History Professor at Touro College.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Hot Trends

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100 Years of Fashion

The Bristal Better U August 2014 Lecture was titled “100 Years of Fashion.” Our presenter was Jessica Lay, a dealer in antique and vintage jewelry and fashion for over 30 years.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Travel and Discovery

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Discover the World Through Photographs

The Bristal Better U July 2014 Lecture was titled “Discover the World Through Photographs.” Our presenter was Steven G. Taibbi, a former director of photography for television programs, and a lifelong photographer.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Music of Our Lives

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From Gershwin to Sondheim: Broadway Song Lyrics Through the Ages

The Bristal Better U June 2014 Lecture was titled “From Gershwin to Sondheim: Broadway Song Lyrics Through the Ages.” Our presenter was James Kolb, Professor of Drama and Dance at Hofstra University for the past 28 years. Prior to coming to Hofstra, Professor Kolb taught for 15 years at another university.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Animal Studies

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Animals: Why We Love Them!

The Bristal Better U May 2014 Lecture was titled “Animals: Why We Love Them!” Our presenter was Peggy Moss, a 28 year volunteer from the Bronx Zoo and an avid traveler.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Environmental Studies

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Climate Change. Fact or Fiction?

The Bristal Better U April 2014 Lecture was titled “Climate Change. Fact or Fiction?” Our presenter was Dr. Robert Brinkmann, Director of Sustainability Studies at Hofstra University. Dr. Brinkmann also serves as the Director of Sustainability Research at the National Center for Suburban Studies located at the Hofstra campus.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Science & Technology

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Investigations in Forensics – Those CSI Programs: Fact or Fiction?

The Bristal Better U March 2014 Lecture was titled “Investigations in Forensics – Those CSI Programs: Fact or Fiction?” Our presenter was Linda Maria Frank, Author of Annie Tillery Mysteries and a former teacher of Forensic Science at Hofstra.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Theater and Film Studies

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Six Composers and Their Lyricists: The Birth of The American Musical

The Bristal Better U February 2014 Lecture was titled “Six Composers and Their Lyricists: The Birth of The American Musical.” Our presenter was James Kolb, Professor of Drama and Dance at Hofstra University for the past 28 years. Prior to coming to Hofstra, Professor Kolb taught for 15 years at another university.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Art

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Global Explorations Through Art

The Bristal Better U January 2014 Lecture was titled “Global Explorations Through Art.” Our presenter was Beth Leventhal, Executive Director of the Hofstra University Museum since 2006. Beth came to Hofstra after a 12 year tenure as the Director of Education and Public Programs as well as Executive Director of the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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Bristal Better U Lecture – Literature

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The Round Table and Beyond: Forging Literary Friendships

The Bristal Better U December 2013 Lecture was titled “The Round Table and Beyond: Forging Literary Friendships.” Our presenter was Ellen Meister, Long Island native and author of four novels. She currently teaches creative writing at Hofstra and does public speaking engagements about writing, publishing and other related topics.

Developed in conjunction with Hofstra University Continuing Education, The Bristal Better U is an exciting new lifelong learning and personal enrichment program that we offer here at The Bristal. This innovative distance learning program is completely voluntary, it is structured in flexible and easily accessible ways, and as the name implies, it’s a great way for our residents to continue exploring, learning and engaging in the fascinating world around them. The BBU presents lectures, discourses and other educational components of interest to residents throughout all communities of The Bristal, covering a wide range of topics of both general and specific interest.

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