The Winter 2017 Session of Lifespan Academy should be great!
Come in out of the cold winter weather and join us.

This session will be at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Ga 30305
For six Thursdays, from 10:00 am through 2:30 pm, from January 12th through March 2nd.
Below you will find a list of classes at 10:00, 11:15 and 1:30.
Lunch is from 12:30 to 1:30.  The lunch menus will be available soon.  Lunch is $9.50 each week.

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Current Economics in Everyday Life – 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.


Older But Still Getting Wiser

Older But Still Getting Wiser

We are excited about our offerings this session because we think it is a great mix of workshops that arm us with information and teach us new things.  There will be speakers who talk about the use of technology to enable us to age in place.  We may have an interoduction to the Enneagram, and a couple of sessions of Spanish might be in the works.  And we are pleased to tell you that Vicki Johnson, Chair of the Georgia Council on Aging will be coming to talk about the advocacy efforts of CO-AGE in the upcoming legislative session.




Spirituality Series– The Ministry of Music

This session we are going to be talking about the role of music in our various faith traditions.  Ingrid Siegert, Organist and Choir Director at St. Martins in the Fields will be joining us to talk about faith in music.  We may be able to have part of this session in the sanctuary and utilize the wonderful organ at PRUMC.  We will also hear from Martha Glisson, from Holy  Spirit Catholic Church.  She will bring her expertise in history as she discusses music in faith.  I learned a lot of things just in the phone call to invite her to speak!  And if we are able, we hope to bring you some singing children and a little bit of gospel.


Spirituality - Ministry of Music

Art Studio

Art Studio—Norma Pitzer and Mimi Roberts—Part One

Mimi Roberts and friends will be offering classes and time for folks to work on their personal projects. Lifespan will provide basic supplies, such as paints, etc. Some supplies you may want to bring with you (canvas boards, for instance) or purchase what you need at the time of the class. We have an art show at the end of each session for you to see the great things these folks have been creating.

Tai Chi—Tina Rasheed

Tai Chi, an ancient mind-body practice, is brought to us this session by Tina Rasheed. Tina, joined us for a single session in the summer and folks were very excited about her approach to Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  She will be leading our session of Tai Chi this winter.  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

Ageless Grace

Ageless Grace—Lori Trachtenberg

Continue with the wonderful program provided by Lori Trachtenberg.  Join Lori for movement with meaning to find comfort and ease in your body. Aerobics, strength training, flexibility perfect for all ages and fitness abilities, standing or seated. There is a fee of $25 with registration, or $50 for Ageless Grace only.    

More Treasures from the Smithsonian – Richard Botters

More Treasures from the Smithsonian is returning by popular demand.  Come join us as we continue the Smithsonian tour through American history that we began several years ago at Lifespan.  We are working on a trip to the Booth Western Art Museum and the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA, both Smithsonian Institutions.  There will be more information coming.    

More Treasures from the Smithsonian

Great Decisions

Great Decisions  – Dusty Miller and Ray Nixon

Join Ray and Dusty as they lead a discussion of Great Decisions 2017, published by the Foreign Policy Association.  Topics will include Shifting Alliances in The Middle East, The Rise of Isis, The Future of Kurdistan, Korean Choices, The United Nations, Climate Geopolitics and Cuba and The US.  The book costs $22. Please add the cost of the book on your registration form under payment. The books are available from Lifespan for $22, or you can opt to download the e-book version after the first of the year.  The topics this year sound very interesting and we are always pleased to have Ray and Dusty helping us make sense of it all.


I Remember – Rosemary Glenn and Jerry Sawyer

The always popular I Remember Class returns.  Bring your memories and experiences, paper and pen to write the stories you want your children and grandchildren to know about and enjoy. We spend class time sharing what we write.  Rosemary and Jerry will show you how to bring your stories to life.


I Remember

Art Studio - Part Two

Art Studio—Norma Pitzer and Mimi Roberts—Part Two

Here is your chance to really dig into your artistic talents with Norma and Mimi.  They thought all of you artists might appreciate a little more time to really get going on your various projects.  We will have an art show at the end of each session for you to see the great things these folks have been creating.


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.

Line Dancing

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.