Omicron, Oh, Omicron!!!

We were all so looking forward to planning a return to in-person classes for Thursday, January 20th!

Unfortunately, Omicron had other plans!

We are reverting to a virtual schedule, which you will see below.  Classes are Monday, January 10th, through Friday, March 11th.

It is our sincere hope that we might be able to gather in person in March!  So we have two forms of registration:

Virtual Only for $59 and Virtual and POTENTIAL IN-PERSON for $84.

If we can make it happen, we will gather in March, hopefully for lunch and a short program, at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305.


Mondays –  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

1:30 PM –  The History of Tattoos – Tracy Lewis-Martin 

Three Weeks:  January 25th – February 7th

Join Tracy in her own Tattoo Parlor talking about the history of tattoos.  You will hear about the history of this particular art form and talk about the different ways it is influencing our lives today.

1:30 PM – Brandt Ross – Aging in Place Could be a Myth

Four weeks – February 14th – March 7th

My wife and I sold our home  and downsized 7 years ago and moved to a senior residence and never looked back.  In this four part program, I will explain the “4 hazards of aging in place” and why the consequences are so serious.  I will also provide a “how to” and my suggestions on all the aspects of taking charge of your senior life and putting yourself in the safest and best position.  We’ll talk home sale, downsizing, money, family impact and what it is like to live in a senior residence…..and why it is healthier…..even during a pandemic. 

A four part program with some folk guitar and songs to lighten up a difficult subject. 

Brandt Ross

Brandt Ross, a native of Chicago and resident of Atlanta for 30 years, is a retired CEO and M & A intermediary. He has been telling stories about history with folk music for 5 years. He and his wife Ginny downsized and sold their home in 2014 and have enjoyed senior living at two senior residences in Atlanta.  They have 3 married children and 6 grandchildren.  Ginny is a retired O.R. nurse.

Tuesdays – 10:30 am to 12:00 am

Celebrate your Story – Kerry Thomas

“Celebrate your Story” with a small group of your peers!

The workshop will be conducted in two parts:
Writing: A separate life stage theme will be covered each week
Sharing: A time for reminiscing and (optional) storytelling with other group members

Story themes will be structured around the chronological life stages, including:

  • Childhood • Adolescence/Young Adult • Adult Years – Work & Parenting • Special Memories & Traditions • Late Life – Retirement/Reinvention years • Life Summary – Proudest Moments; Challenges Overcome; Wisdom to pass on, etc.

“Your Life Story is a gift, and it should be treated as such.” – Emily V. Gordon

Tuesdays – 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

1:30 PM – Line Dancing with Rose Haven

Rose is offering line dancing in person in our Thursday classes, but she also know that many of you cannot be there in person.  So she offered an additional ONLINE class for all you at-home line dancers.  We have really gotten all of the logistics down to a science and we can offer line dancing virtually almost as well as in person.  And the best part is that no one know how well you remember the steps!  Come and join in.

Line Dancing

Wednesdays – 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Soups and Stews

10:30 AM – Soups and Stews – with Melani Hill Gilbert

Four Weeks:  January 19th – February 9th

Come and join Melani (and Alexa Foreman, famous sous chef may stop by on occasion), as she shows us ways to make soups and stews – even if you are cooking for one!  See her demonstrations right in her own kitchen.

Thursdays – 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Technology for Older Adults – Master those devices!! – Peggy Palmiter

This class explores how to make technology work for you rather than being its slave.  We will start off with some Zoom tutorials for anyone who needs them to participate in our virtual session (or any other sessions you still want to join).  Then we will explore whatever topics of interest to the class.  And we will learn apps, tricks and tips to make your technology life easier.

Thursdays – 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Let Me Tell You About My Country

Our Lifespan members come from a variety of backgrounds, countries and professions.  We will hear from a select group of our members about their knowledge and experience.  Hear about WWII and Germany.  Hear about Hungary.  Maybe you want to know more about Argentina.  Even our Lifespan participants who may not come from another country often came from another part of this country.  What is it like to be an aging professional?  What was Atlanta like 40 years ago?  These topics and more.

Fridays – 10:45 am to 12:15 pm

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM – Zentangle with Hilary Smith

Many of us have become addicted to wonderful Zentangle!  Because of our connection to Heritage Village in Bethlehem, PA, we have gained an amazing Zentangle teacher and a wonderful new group of Lifespan friends.  Come and see what you can create – and be amazed.