Adult Discussion Group

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston - Adult Discussion Group

During this time of isolation and worry, Adult Discussion Groups provide an especially comforting way to maintain human contact and participate in respectful, intelligent discussions with our invited speakers, presenters, guests, and members of our congregation.

Upcoming Discussion Topics

April 18 – Recognizing the warning signs of stroke and what to do about it.

Presented by Fiona Smith BSN, MS, RN; Performance Improvement Specialist, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Stroke care truly begins the moment someone has symptoms. Armed with appropriate knowledge to respond in a timely manner, you can have a huge impact on the life and health of a loved one or a fellow community member. Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.  Using a short presentation, we will review and discuss: 

·        What is a stroke?

·        How do I recognize a stroke?

·        What should I do if someone is having a stroke?

·        How can we prevent stroke? Up to 80 percent of second strokes may be preventable.

The good news is that quick treatment for a stroke can save a life.

   “Have your phone on hand, to play a quick trivia game”

https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/stroke-symptoms

https://www.stroke.org/en/stroke-groups/houston-methodist-sugar-land-stroke-survivors--caregivers-support-group

 

April 25 – What is Agile?

Presented by Betty Johnson 

This is the 20th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto, which urged close collaboration between customers and software developers, to focus on what customers really need. As a short-cycle, iterative approach, Agile is not only a formal project management methodology, but also a way of approaching work, a philosophy, and even a way of life for some. While Agile began as a movement in the software community, both with a capital and lowercase “A”, Agile has permeated beyond our digital tools, and spawned new vocabulary (or new meanings) such as “scrum”, “sprint”, “stand-up”, “spike”, and “product owner”. This mindset that values progress over perfection. We’ll discuss the history, principles, and applications of Agile, Agile as a feminist approach to management, and if UUism can be considered an Agile religion.

·        https://www.agilealliance.org/agile101/the-agile-manifesto/

·        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development

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