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Remarkable Women of Long Beach

by Rick Adams

Local historian Gerrie Schipske returns to OLLI to discuss her latest book: Remarkable Women of Long Beach. She will discuss how, since the earliest days of Long Beach, women have been involved in making our community a quality place in which to live and work. They have raised families and organized their communities. Women have taught, worked, served, cared for, and led; and have created music, art, theater and story. Over many years, they have fought for the right to vote, placed their names on ballots, and stepped up to serve their country and risk their lives. They have competed in sports and in business, and are both famous and unsung. Most importantly, they are the most remarkable women of Long Beach.
Instructor Gerrie Schipske served two terms on the Long Beach city council, representing the 5th district. She is a registered nurse practitioner, an attorney, and an adjunct faculty member at CSULB. As an adoptive parent of three now-adult children she is also a grandmother. Her efforts helped establish Rosie The Riveter Park in Long Beach. Her name is noted as the author of a number of books regarding Long Beach: Early Long Beach – Images of America, Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach, and Historic Cemeteries of Long Beach. Gerrie grew up in Long Beach and might herself well be considered one of the Remarkable Women of Long Beach.

Life Fit Center News

Have you tried the LifeFit Center yet? We are a health and fitness facility that offers membership to adults 49+ years old, as well as an educational laboratory. We’ve developed our fitness programming with aging in mind, which is why we have classes and training options that focus specifically on maintaining or building muscle and bone mineral density, improving balance and preventing falls.
We foster a community that inspires healthy
behaviors and empowers longer, healthier, happier lives. We know the names of our members, our staff, and our interns, and we are invested in the well-being of those in our community. Our staff and interns have the education and experience to ensure that you are exercising safely and effectively.
Please be our guest for a complimentary first-time workout and check out the LifeFit Center today! We are located at CSULB in the Kinesiology Department building, across from the University Pool. For questions, please contact LifeFit Director Ayla Donlin at 562-985-2005 or
Bring a friend to OLLI and share our motto:
Learn More ~ Age Less