The Fall 2017 Lifespan Academy will be Fabulous!
Great Classes and Fun Fellowship!
This session will be at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
2715 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Eight Thursdays, from 10:00 am through 2:30 pm
September 14th through November 2nd, 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 for all 8 weeks
or $10 weekly.
Lunch Menus Available Soon.
Most of you know that I spent my week’s vacation in Michigan, letting my brain rest and my soul enjoy the sound of Lake Michigan waves. While I was there visiting friends, I wrote a small piece that was due to one of our congregational newsletters about the upcoming Fall Session of Lifespan Academy. I read it to everyone to get their feedback and I heard my friends say things like “Wow, you have those classes for that price?” “I’d sign up for that.” “Those are your instructors?” Those comments made me realize how much we take for granted at Lifespan Academy. So here is the list of great offerings we have for the fall. if you want to read more about why I think you should sign up – for sure – just click here to read more.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Current Economics - Ferd Levy
Older But Still Getting Wiser
Older But Still Getting Wiser
This session is going to be a combination of a lot of things! We have some fun stuff – like a band and Trees Atlanta—as well as other things that can help you manage your life as you age. We will get a presentation from the Georgia Tech Assistive Technology and Environmental Access lab, who will talk about the new assistive innovations available. Katie Permabeti, from ARC Area Agency on Aging will talk about Framing Aging and the impact of ageism. Jane von Seggern’s band has agreed to play for this class, and we are planning on asking our own Fred Scheer to share one of his travelogues.
The first four weeks of this series will be a variety of topics. We will welcome Robin Raflo Hurtado’s return from Piedmont 60 Plus, as she leads us in meditation. We also will have David Ott, an historian and bible scholar from Redeemer Lutheran Church and colleague of Richard Botters. Mr. Ott will be discussing the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The last four weeks, Rev Julie Wright, Associate Minister at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church will be offering a four week session on forgiveness. We are grateful for their contributions.
Spirituality and More
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 if you are taking the full 8 weeks. If you are registered for the regular Fall Session, and would like to drop in for just the day, it’s $5. If you are paying weekly for Tai Chi only it is $15 per week.
11:15 to 12:15
Words that Moved a Nation - Richard Botters
Town Hall with Ray Nixon and Dusty Miller
I Remember with Jerry Sawyer and Rosemary Glenn
Line Dancing – Rose Haven
Join the fun as Rose leads low risk, low impact line dancing to get both your mind and body active. It’s become a favorite! There is a fee of $25 with registration, or $50 for Line Dancing only if you are taking the full 8 weeks. If you are registered for the regular Fall Session, and would like to drop in for just the day, it’s $5. If you are paying weekly for Line Dancing only it is $15 per week.
Activity Class Fee – Line Dancing and Tai Chi
There is a fee of $25 with registration, or $50 for any single activity class if you are taking the full 8 weeks.
If you are registered for the regular Fall Session, and would like to drop in for just the day, it’s $5.
If you are paying weekly for any activity class it is $15 per week.
1:30 to 3:00 pm
Classic Movies - Alexa Foreman
iPad and iPhone Class – Peggy Palmiter
We continue our iPad and iPhone journey. Some of you have been in this class for a while, but still keep coming because you learn more each time. Some of you are going to be new to our group and you will be welcome to our journey. We make sure the class is tailored to your skills, experience and what you want to know!! Come and have fun.