Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Options For 55+

Options for 55+

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

Outsmart the Scammers
Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. During this program, we’ll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or loved ones are targeted, and steps attendees can take to protect themselves and loved ones.

LSP 5927 / Length: 2 hours

Cost: Sponsoring: $29; Non-Sponsoring: $49

CRN 2364 Thursday
September 17
6:30-8:30 p.m. Remote/Online

Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Recently retired or planning to retire soon? This workshop discusses ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement. We will explore how to address concerns such as inflation, healthcare expenses and market volatility, as well as ways to prepare for things that may not go as expected.

LSP 5921 / Length: 2 hours

Cost: Sponsoring: $29; Non-Sponsoring: $49

CRN 2360 Monday
September 21
6:30-8:300 p.m. Remote/Online
CRN 2361 Thursday
October 8
6:30-8:30 p.m. Remote/Online

Estate Planning for Baby Boomers
Don’t leave a mess for your heirs. Presented by an estates attorney with a Master of Law in Taxation, learn how prepare your estate properly in the case of disability or death. Note: This class is not eligible for College Over 60.

LSP 5899/ Length: 2 hours

Cost: $39

CRN 2319 Tuesday
September 8
7-9:30 p.m. Remote/Online

ElderWeek
Delaware County Community College’s ElderWeek, for people 55 years
of age and over, features dozens of lively, educational mini classes and the chance to
socialize with new and old friends.

Learn More about ElderWeek»

Time Matters: A Woman’s Outlook on Retirement
Designed for women getting ready for or have recently retired. This program discusses retirement income strategies, including perspectives around Social Security, withdrawal and reliance rates. It also addresses how to prepare for the unexpected, including market and inflation risks, and the rising costs of healthcare and long-term care.

LSP 5923 / Length: 2 hours

Cost: Sponsoring: $29; Non-Sponsoring: $49

CRN 2362 Monday
October 26
6:30-8:30 p.m. Remote/Online
CRN 2363 Monday
November 2
6:30-8:30 p.m. Remote/Online

Social Security: When to Collect?
At what age should you begin to collect Social Security benefits? How does working in your 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
Cost: Sponsoring: $45

CRN 2320 Thursday
October 15
7-9 p.m. Remote/Online
CRN 2321 Thursday
December 3
7-9 p.m. Remote/Online

Empty Nesters
Designed to help Seniors plan to move on to the next phase of life. The children are grown, and mom and dad no longer need that large, multi-story house with a big yard and ongoing maintenance. Learn about resources and housing options to consider, and help put true priorities in order.

LSP 5895 / Length: 2 hours
Cost: $29

CRN 2318 Wednesday
October 7
6-8 p.m. Remote/Online

Tuition Waiver for College Over 60

Delaware County Community College will waive the tuition (tuition only - not fees) for one three credit or one non-credit course per semester for those individuals over 60 years of age. The maximum tuition waiver is equal to the tuition for a three credit course. For those individuals over 60 years of age who reside in non-sponsoring areas of Delaware County and Chester County, we will waive the tuition amount, however, you will be responsible for the non-sponsor fee, plus the fees that all students are responsible to pay (please see below).

Enrollment will be on a space available basis. Not all of the courses offered by the College qualify for the College Over 60 Program. Registration for the College Over 60 Program will be limited to the two business days prior to the start of the class. Proof of age (driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, etc.) is necessary when first registering for the College Over 60 Program.

Tuition amounts are waived, but course fees are the responsibility of the student. Such fees include: materials, instructional, and registrations fees; these must be paid at time of registration. The tuition waiver plus other forms of financial aid awards and/or third-party payments received on behalf of the student cannot exceed tuition and eligible fee charges; if so, the College Over 60 tuition waiver will be reduced accordingly.

To determine your eligibility and the exact course cost, please call 610-359-5025 or 610-359-7344.