Stimulating Senior Scholars

Seniors looking for challenges will want to contact the University of South Florida Polytechnic (USFP) Rath Senior ConNEXTions and Education Center. The center is offering classes on a variety of topics aimed at Lakelanders 50 and older. Most classes are $50, start January 25th, and are held at USFP. There are a pair held elsewhere in Lakeland and one in Winter Haven.

USFP is offering a $5 discount for those who sign up by January 18. Register and pay online. For more information, call 863.533-5925 or e-mail Rath_Center@poly.usf.edu.

Boomer Education 101

Classes offered

• Life Writing. Mondays, 10 AM – noon, Jan. 25 – March 1. USF Polytechnic.
• Learn the Wii! Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – noon. Jan. 26 – March 2. USF Polytechnic.
• One Stroke Painting. Tuesdays, 1 PM – 3 PM. Jan. 26 – March 2. Arts Ensemble International, Winter Haven.
• Computers: Getting to Know Them. Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – noon, Jan. 27 – March 3. USF Polytechnic.
• Beginning Computers. Wednesdays, 1 PM – 2:30 PM, Jan. 27 – March 3. USF Polytechnic.
• Intermediate Computers. Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – noon, Jan. 27 – March 3. USF Polytechnic.
• Beginning Spanish. Thursdays, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Jan. 28 – March 4. USF Polytechnic.
• 100 Years of Broadway II. Thursdays, 12:30 PM – 2 PM, Jan. 28 – March 18. Lake Morton Senior Center, Lakeland. FREE!
• Healthy Cooking. Thursdays, 10:30 AM – noon. Jan. 28 – March 4. Legacy Christian Church, Lakeland.
• Origami Creations. Fridays, 10:30 AM – noon. Jan. 29 – March 5. USF Polytechnic.

Senior Scholars is a life-long learning program for adults 50 or better who want continued intellectual and social stimulation in a learning environment. The courses are taught by USF Polytechnic faculty and staff, community leaders and other qualified individuals. Classes are held once a week for a six-week semester.

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