The Summer 2017 Lifespan Academy will be great!

This session will be at Trinity Presbyterian Church

 3003 Howell Mill Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Six Thursdays, from 10:00 am through 2:30 pm

July 6th through August 10th, 2017

Below you will find a list of classes at 10:00, 11:15 and 1:30.

Lunch is from 12:30 to 1:30.  Lunch is $9.50 each week.

Lunch Menus Available Soon.

We are trying some different things this summer, making our session a little lighter, without sacrificing fun.  Since many of you travel during the summer and our session is often just a little smaller, we decided to try a new approach.  We are offering three classes at each time slot instead of our regular four.  Each of these options are a series of classes taught by different instructors.  Our history and author series, for instance includes both great historical presentations and talking to fun authors.  And our Fun in the Summer will be a mix of lots of different activities.  We thought this chance to mix and match would be fun for the summer.

10:00 am to 11:00 am

History and Authors Series:

We have three marvelous history classes planned for this session, with Frances Harrold, Brandt Ross and Richard Botter each joining us for a session.  Danielle Grabol will be having a session about her newly released book, Fear No Distance:  A Journey to Life without Limits.  And the Book Club has a couple of other author surprises for us.



History and Authors Series

Travel Georgia

Travel Georgia

AAA will return for another travel series, but this time they will offer presentationsThey are looking at Savannah, Jekyll Island, Macon, Athens, and maybe even Cartersville.  Trip tiks (the old paper GPS) will be involved!


Tai Chi—Tina Rasheed


Tai Chi, an ancient mind-body practice, is brought to us this session by Tina Rasheed. Tina is our very popular Tai Chi instructor, and people are excited about her approach to Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  Come and join her.  There is a fee of $25 with registration, or $50 for Tai Chi only.  

Tai Chi

11:15 to 12:15

Older But Still Getting Wiser

Older But Still Getting Wiser

We have a great series lined up for this session.  Amy Henschel, from Senior Provisions has an Atlanta Senior Living Puzzle Presentation, Triff Cook from Home Care Assistance will offer a fun and entertaining discussion about the transportation challenges we face as we age in Atlanta called “Crying and Driving.”  Brian Becker, our Lifespan Treasurer will be presenting on financial issues we all need to think about as we age, and Jill Powell from Kadan Home Care will help us figure out how to have a great life as we age!    We think it will be a great series.


Fun in the Summer Series

During this session, we are going to enjoy a variety of fun activities.  We will bring the bingo set out again for a fun game or two (with prizes), do some photography sessions, use our Photo Booth again, and Mimi will lead us in creating a Lifespan Academy mural.  We also hope to have someone from Trees Atlanta come and present about their wonderful program.  And we will have a tomato grower extrodinaire come and give us tips on growing amazing tomatoes.  It will truly be fun.

Fun in the Summer

Line Dancing

Join the fun as Rose Haven leads low risk, low impact line dancing to get both your mind and body active.   There is a fee of $25 with registration, or $50 for Line Dancing only.

1:30 to 3:00 pm

iPad and iPhone Class – Peggy Palmiter

We will take on both the iPad and the iPhone in this class.  Learn to harness the power of your devices and how to sync your information across devices.  All experience levels are welcome.  We will be learning through demonstration and then practice time.  Come with confidence and bring your devices.


Come and join the group and play along. Don’t know how?  Want to learn?  Folks are more than willing to teach.