Town Hall

Talk Current Events

French for Fun

Learn a Litte French

Fall Classes

Words That Moved a Nation

History with Richard Botters

Atlanta Theatre to Go

Act Up!  Calling all actors!

Older & Still Wiser

Meditation and much more

Line Dancing

And they keep on dancing

Tai Chi

Healthier you

Ukulele Group

Become a Strummer

Hand and Foot

Card game for great fun!

TOAST classes

4 weeks Apple
4 weeks Android


Learn and Play

Fall Session 2019
Join us for our next session of Lifespan Academy!

We will be at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
2715 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Classes are from 10:15 am to 3:00 pm
Lunch is from 12:30 to 1:30 and is an additional $10

What’s for Lunch?

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10:00 am to 11:00 am

French For Fun- Nayera Salam

French for Fun … A refresher course for beginners. Five amusing dialogues will introduce the students to basic French grammar and simple vocabulary. Handouts will include dialogue texts, grammar exercises and answers to the exercises. Additionally, students will have access to a link to listen to each of the dialogues.


Town HallRay Nixon

Ray will be leading a town hall discussion of current events. And we all know that current events are going in lots of different directions right now.  Our only request for this discussion is that everyone exercise something called “kind candor.” We all have our opinions and want to express them, but it is so important to do it with kindness. And we know that Ray will lead us with his usual courtesy and decorum. Join the discussion.


Tai Chi – Tina Rasheed

Our own Tina Rasheed will again be leading us in Tai Chi.  Tina has a 26-year career as a public health researcher at the Morehouse School of Medicine and has applied her mission as a martial artist to bridge the health disparity gap by teaching self-applied health enhancement techniques such as Qigong and Tai Chi as a strategy to promote health and prevent disease.   Tai Chi is a gentle exercise program that is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Derived from the martial arts, Tai Chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements composed of mental focus, deep breathing, and stretching which enhance physical health and emotional well-being.

October 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Atlanta Theatre to Go — Act Up:
We are so happy to welcome back Atlanta Theatre to Go for their ‘Act Up” workshop. For four weeks you can experience your dream of being an actor! This is your chance to get those acting lessons you’ve always wanted! Or maybe to renew your joy of acting and theatre that you put aside as life went on.

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Words that Moved a Nation Continued…. – Richard Botters  

Richard is going to continue his journey through the wisdom of our Presidents. This session he will take a look at the documents, speeches, literature and music that inspired the American people during the presidential terms of Lyndon Johnson to George Bush.

Line Dancing- Nancy Anthony 

Nancy Anthony is back to lead our line dancers. She has amazing energy and the group just keeps growing! This is an amazing line dancing class where they always have fun.



Older But Still Getting Wiser OBSGW


We are thrilled about our OBSGW lineup this fall. We have some great sessions where we hope to give you information to help you age well. We will be talking about meditation and teaching you how to do it. We will be discussing healthy eating that isn’t only about kale. We have a health fair planned for October 3rd and Jim Fox is bringing his Dementia 101 class. We promise learning and laughter together. It’s real at Lifespan.  Go HERE for more details!


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

TOAST- Teaching Older Adults Smart Technology  

Sept 12-Oct 3rd iPhone/iPad Class

First four weeks will be iPad/ iPhone Class. You will need to have an Apple mobile device to make the best use of the class. We tailor our classes to your questions, so think about what you really want to know about before we begin.

Oct 10-Oct 31st Android Class 

This class will cover mobile devices with the Android operating system. We include both tablets and phones, but we usually have a majority of phone owners in our class. This class requires your patience as every Android device is made a little differently than every other, but we take the time to help you with what you need. 

Make sure you check which class you need on the registration form so we will know if there are enough of you to offer both classes.

Ukulele Group

Come join our wonderful ukulele group! Anyone can join in, even if you are just beginning- or haven’t even begun yet! Here is a wonderful example of the fun we have and why you want to join this group. You can be a strummer!


Come and join the group and play along. By the Way, this group does play the Japanese version of Mahjong.  They think it’s a lot of fun.  Don’t know how?  Want to learn?  Folks are more than willing to teach.


Hand and Foot

Come out and play our canasta card game Hand and Foot! Let’s see who will be the hand and who will be the foot!