The Oakmont Sunday Symposium is open to all Oakmont residents and their invited guests. Topics in the Symposium's fall schedule include civil rights and wilderness legislation, drought resistant gardening and Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Court.

Sunday events for Oakmont residents and their invited guests are from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the East Rec Center.  A $3 donation is requested. Discounted passes are available at the door. The Symposium solicits comments and suggestions about our programs from our audience. Click on Contact Us.


Chris Smith, "Don't Stop the Presses" on April 12
Dr. Frank Chong, "SRJC - Past, Present, and Future" on March 29nd
Life Planning Network, "Critical Issues of the Second Half of LIfe" on March 22nd
Linda Sartor, "Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman's Journey Confronting
the War on Terror"
on March 22nd

April 19th
Dr. Thaler, M.D.: "Current Health Issues: Care, Cure, Costs"

Dr. Thaler, M.D.Ongoing developments in information technology drive revolutionary advances in molecular genetics, robotics, and computed imaging that deliver longer, healthier, more productive, and occasionally more stressful lives. Michael Thaler, Professor Emeritus at UCSF, will discuss developments of special interest to the older population, including novel strategies against the main causes of chronic disability and mortality; emerging evidence-driven diagnostic and therapeutic practices; organizational changes in delivery of health care; and the economic and regulatory infrastructure to support these transformations.

Dr. Thaler, M.D., M.A. (Hist.), is a Professor Emeritus at UCSF. He trained in internal medicine, pediatrics, pathology, basic and clinical research, and history of health sciences.

April 26th
Jay Bell: "Reimagining Retirement: Not Retiring from Something – Retiring TO Something"

Jay BellIn 2015, the concept of retirement is in a state of flux and transition. With Americans living longer and healthier lives today, they face new challenges that no generation has ever faced in such numbers.  The very word retirement is becoming irrelevant to more and more people.

In his speeches and workshop sessions, Jay Bell offers inventive and exciting alternatives to conventional retirement.  In his own transition from a successful professional in the field of creative business communications, Jay is newly committed to helping current and prospective retirees chart a new journey to freedom. The focus is not on financial planning, rather reimagining life goals and translating those goals into creative, fulfilling, and balanced lives.

If the speaker requests the program be video recorded, an edited copy will be posted here one week later for those who could not attend in person. Contact Oakmont Video Productions for more information.

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