OLLI at UAH: An Afternoon with Naomi Judd

An Afternoon with
Wednesday, July 15, 2015  •  12:30 – 2:00 pm, Jackson Center

Join us for lunch and a motivational presentation by Naomi Judd, country music star, songwriter, actress, author, activist, and a fellow OLLI member. As she responds to questions from WAAF-TV news anchor Liz Hurley, Naomi replies with fascinating insights, delivered with ease and humor, in the comforting style that makes you feel like you are talking with your best friend.

From Kentucky to Hollywood to Nashville, Naomi Judd has used her indomitable spirit to transcend hardship and create breakthroughs in her life, first in the music business and later in her health. She made country music history and charmed Hollywood, but her story is far more than a heartwarming rags-to-riches tale. It is a quintessentially American lesson in perseverance and the life-altering power of positive thinking.

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An Afternoon with Naomi Judd
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Schedule: Every day, starting on 07/15/15 and ending on 07/15/15
Times: 12:30pm - 02:00pm

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Name: Jackson Center
Address: 6001 Moquin Drive
City: Huntsville
State: AL
Zip: 35806

$40 – includes Lunch &
OLLI at UAH 2015/16
Annual Membership

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Event Location:
Jackson Center
6001 Moquin Drive
Cummings Research Park
adjacent to HudsonAlpha
Institute for Biotechnology

Rediscover the Joy of Learning

This special 2015/2016 Membership Drive Event is the perfect opportunity to learn about the benefits of joining the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UAH. Membership and lunch are included in the event ticket price.

OLLI at UAH is a vibrant learning community designed for adults 50+ interested in staying intellectually and socially active, while having lots of fun! Selections include short courses, specialized lectures, industry tours, cultural and social events, and travel opportunities.

OLLI Fall Term courses begin the week of Sept. 14th. Attend up to six courses for $85 per term. Annual membership (8/2015 – 7/2016) is $15 (plus $1 processing).

More About Our Featured Guest

Naomi Judd – Biography

The single mom and registered nurse from small-town Kentucky first captured the hearts of the world performing with her daughter Wynonna. The Judds sold 20 million records, scored fifteen #1 hits, and received more than sixty industry awards, including six Grammys and seven consecutive CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies. But, the incredible journey of the mother-daughter duo was cut short when Naomi was stricken with Hepatitis C, a potentially fatal chronic liver disease that she contracted from an infected needle while working as a nurse. The Mayo Clinic gave Naomi three years to live, and in 1991, The Judds bid their fans farewell.

Instead of submitting to her devastating diagnosis, Naomi fought back, both physically and mentally. Today, she is more than a survivor. She is Hepatitis C-free — a medically documented miracle. Along with the combination of her medical teams and the unyielding support she received from friends and colleagues, she attributes much of her amazing recovery to her own stubborn optimism.

In addition to profoundly changing her life personally, the experience led Naomi to her current mission: to empower people through holistic health and wellness advocacy that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit. Naomi's tenacity, empathy, and intellectual curiosity have made her the ideal bridge between medical leaders and everyday people. She understands the concerns and fears of the single mom and the sick, the poor and the downtrodden, because she has traveled those same roads. "My message is to help people understand that our thoughts can help us or hurt us," Naomi says. "Whatever we believe becomes our biology."

Meet Our Program Commentator

Liz Hurley – Program Commentator

Liz Hurley is a news anchor with WAFF-TV in Huntsville, and long time advocate for women's health. Liz has been recognized twice as the "Best News Anchor" in the State of Alabama by the Associated Press, and garnered two Emmy nominations and three Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding work in her field.

Perhaps her most prized achievement, however, is being a breast cancer survivor. In 1998, Liz was diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease that had taken her mother when Liz was a child. Believing that "knowledge is power," she shared her story and knowledge in a very public way: documenting her experience on videotape, then counseling women with the disease. In 1999, she established the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund to support programs that build awareness about breast cancer and to purchase cutting-edge diagnostic technology for the Breast Centers at Huntsville and Madison Hospitals.

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