We are very excited about our Spring Academy Sesson!
Come on and Join us!

This session will be at Peachtree Presbyterian Church

 3434 Roswell Rd, NW, Atlanta, Ga 30305

Eight Thursdays, from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm

April 12th, 2018 through May 31, 2018

Below is a list of classes at 10:00 am, 11:15 am & 1:30 pm.

Lunch is from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.  Lunch is $10.00 each week.

Lunch Menus Available Soon.

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10:00 am to 11:00 am

Stories for Lifespan

Part A)  Listen to a Life – Cele Covatta, Interviewer

Cele has four great interviews planned this session, with Rose Haven, Zandra Matthews, Steve Walton, and Jane Mitchell.  These are all members of the Lifespan family you probably think you already know.  Well, come and find out more.

Part B)  Toastmasters and Storytellers:

During the other four classes we will be hearing from some very interesting local storytellers who will be stopping by.

Gillian Cooper, who worked at the British Consulate for 38 years, will be joining us on May 17th to tell us about her experiences.

We hope to have Dennis Lombardo, a Toastmaster and communication coach, offer a story of his own and help us tell our own stores.

And our own Richard Botters will be talking about “What a Difference a Piece of Paper Can Make:  The Magna Carta” and “What a Difference a Piece of Paper Can Make:  The English Bill of Rights.

Technology Learning Center

Part A)  Calling all Androids – Peggy Palmiter

Our Android users are finally getting their fair share.  The first four weeks of this session will be on Android devices—phones and tablets.  You should bring your device and then a huge bushel basket of patience, as every android device and version is slightly different.  But we wanted to take care of our Android folks as well, so after a four week class during the session break, we decided to finish it off in the first four weeks of the Spring Session. 

Part B)  Technology Questions and Answers – Our Technology Experts

It doesn’t matter what device you have, just bring it to these four sessions along with your questions.  Sometimes you don’t want to take a whole class just to ask that one question that has been bugging the heck out of you!  So come to any of these four sessions and ask our experts.  We will have several folks who have some good experience with their devices available to try and answer your dilemmas.

Tai Chi – Tina Rasheed

We are pleased that our own Tina Rasheed will 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. Chi (energy) generated through breathing and movement then travels via the meridian system to nourish and regenerate internal organs and systems. Regular Tai Chi practice enhances respiration, balance, circulation, digestive system and promotes regular sleep.

What you will get in your SAIL Class:

  • One hour of fun, energizing exercise
  • Exercises that are adapted for your individual physical abilities, you can
    sit or stand & still benefit
  • Activities specifically designed to help maintain & improve your balance
  • Free Copy of “Stay Active and Independent for Life: An Information
    Guide for Adults 65+”
  • Fun, Laughter, Friends, & Fitness (and maybe a chocolate treat!)

Get the Full Flyer HERE.

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Older But Still Getting Wiser

This session will include Lois Ricci talking about Lifelong Communities:  What are they and where are they?  We are sure you will enjoy this discussion.  After that we will hear from our fictional characters, Mr and Mrs. Lifespan, as they  journey through their new beginning.  You will hear about the ways they face the “radical ambiguities” of aging and the solutions they find.  You might find some of their solutions useful to you.  Finally, we will end with a discussion from the Senior Living Communities around us, and talk about where we are and how we got here.  Come and join in—you will learn a lot and also have a great time.

Spirituality Series – Rev Scott Tucker

Pastor for Grand Adults at Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Rev Tucker is joining us again for our Spirituality series.  He will  be talking about a variety of different topics, including the Future of Faith—how worship has changed and where it is headed.

Line Dancing – Rose Haven 

Our own Rose Haven will be bringing us line dancing for the spring session.   Rose Haven has been a line dance instructor since 1992. Rose is the founder and director of two award winning competition dance teams.  Rose brings all that line dancing expertise to her Lifespan low-impact, low-risk line dancing class.  Enjoy the music and the moves.

1:30 pm 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.

Classic Movies – Alexa Foreman

We have four weeks of Alexa this session!  She will join us on May 10, 17th, 24th & 31st.

She is absolutely THRILLED to share her documentary on Mary Astor, that has been accepted at the April TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywoodl!  YAY Alexa.  The next week she will take a closer look at Mary Astor and then tackle Charles Coburn and Katherine Hepburn the last two weeks.  We are pleased to have her back.

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I Remember – Rosemary Glenn 

The I Remember group has decided to meet three times during the Spring Session in the afternoon.  It keeps all of the members working on their writing, helping each other and talking about their stories.  But it also allows them to attend some of the morning sessions that they find interesting.  We will let you know the exact dates as the session moves along.  Just call the office and we will give you more specifics.


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.