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

Dr. Ferd Levy returns to lead a lively discussion on economic problems and solutions, as well as other topics that impact our bottom line. We know that many of you enjoy Fred’s lively discussions, as well as a chance to debate with each other. Come and enjoy.

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.

 

 

Spirituality

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

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

A look at the documents, speeches and writings that have influenced the development of our nation – some you may know and some you may not, but all have significantly influenced our way of life as Americans.

Words that Moved a Nation - Richard Botters

Town Hall with Ray Nixon and Dusty Miller

Town Hall – Ray Nixon and Dusty Miller

Ray and Dusty will lead a discussion of current events, using a town hall format.  These two are Lifespan favorites.  We are sure to have a lively discussion, particularly considering this most interesting election season.


I Remember – Jerry Sawyer and Rosemary Glenn

Rosemary and Jerry are willing to make themselves available for all of your stories again this session.  Bring your personal stories in and share them with the group.  And you be able to read some to our full group.

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

Alexa is joining us again to talk about classic movies!  You will have to make sure that you get a good night’s sleep on Wednesdays so you can be sure to stay through the afternoon on Thursday.  The last I heard Alexa was talking Hitchcock!!

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.

Mahjong:

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

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