ILR, founded in 1997, is a nonprofit educational organization that offers a wide variety of noncredit courses, special events, and activities to meet the continuing educational and social interests of anyone over age 50. ILR is governed, supported and financed by its members.
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History: 1849, chartered as the Oxford Female Institute, later, the Oxford College for Women; 1928, acquired by Miami University and used as a dorm for women until the 1980s, when it became a graduate-student dorm, closed in 1998; 2001, repurposed as a community arts center. The first floor, with a ballroom, theater, classrooms, and office spaces, was refurbished for exhibits, receptions, concerts, performances, and administrative offices.
The dorm rooms of the third floor, not refurbished, were made available to local artists to use as studios. When I retired, I asked if writers were considered artists. When told yes, I rented room 307, above, claiming to be a "creative writer," and to justify keeping it year after year, I've had to become one: not a bad way to occupy my time and my mind; delighted to be in an environment steeped in history and vibrant with new art in the making.
In retirement, I have delivered meals to seniors in and around the community, an activity that I have found to be both immensely gratifying, because of the new relationships forged and the gratitude received, and poignant, because of the high injury and mortality rate in such a population. It's also rewarding to get to know and interact with the devoted and generous staff and the volunteers of the Senior Center who are motivated by kindness and neighborliness.
Un avvenimento annuale fondato e organizzato da Giovanni Germano: per quattro giorni si cammina di paese in paese, ogni anno in zone diverse della regione, per scoprire le bellezze naturali e le ricchezze culturali nascoste del Molise, la mia regione di nascita: una bellissima manifestazione che si svolge agli inizi di Agosto dal 1995.