Options For 55+

Options for 55+

These courses may be of special interest (but not limited to) students who are 55 and over. Click here for registration information. 

ElderWeek

ElderWeek is an annual event held for people 55 and over at the Marple Campus in March.

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American Short Stories in the 20th Century

Explore the genre of the short story through “shared inquiry.” You will read assigned works, share their perspectives, and respond to interpretations of others. Basic elements of short fiction, such as author’s purpose, point of view, plot, character, and theme will be discussed and analyzed in themes of how they are utilized by major American writers. 

CAR 5000 / length: 20 hours

Not offered this spring

Nurturing the Spirit Within

Focus on your insight, self-acceptance and self-healing as you explore a different in-depth topic each week, including Chakras, reiki, and the Seven Centers of the Body; Spirit Painting; Palmistry; Crystal Energy; Dreams; and Feng Shui. 

LSP 5695 / length: 12 hours

CRN 1255, Tuesdays
March 24-April 14, 6-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $117
Non-Sponsoring: $149

Introduction to Family Genealogy 

Explore the process of uncovering your ancestors as you learn to search church and census records, passenger arrival lists and naturalization records; do oral histories; make use of family reunions; and keep track of your documentation.

LSP 5690 / length: 8 hours

Not offered this spring

Social Security: When to Collect?

At what age should you begin to collect Social Security benefits? How does working in retirement affect your benefit? Discuss how to make the big decision, learn strategies to maximize your benefit, and learn how working in retirement can affect your decision.

LSP 5707 / length: 2 hours

CRN 3105, April 9
7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $39
Non-Sponsoring $49

Six Mistakes Retirees Make with their Finances

Learn the six most common mistakes retirees or soon-to-bee retirees make and how to avoid them.

LSP 5708 / Length: 4 hours 

Not offered this spring

Options for Senior Living

Explore the full range of retirement living options, pros and cons of each, and how to select the best retirement living for you or a family member. Learn about supportive services and programs available for seniors, Medicare and Medicaid, and legal and health issues.

LSP 5614 / 6 hours

CRN 2193, Wednesdays
May 6-20, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $59
Non-Sponsoring $69