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Spring Classes kick off at Senior Planet

With registration for the spring quarter taking place, the first week of April was a busy one for Senior Planet. Members looking to sign up for courses convened at the Manhattan Senior Planet Exploration Center, and at our partner sites across the city, in New York State’s North Country and in Montgomery County in Maryland.

Needless to say, we’re very pleased with the growing enthusiasm among the members for the Senior Planet programs. During the spring quarter, which runs from April 9 through June 16, courses will be held at 41 sites throughout the New York City, a record for Senior Planet! A map of all our sites and course offerings, including in the North Country and Montgomery County can be viewed here.

Members have registered for over 20 courses throughout the quarter, including in Bengali, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.

We’re excited to share that some of our newest courses, piloted recently at the Senior Planet Exploration Center, are being offered at partner sites for the first time this quarter. Connect!, a 25-week social engagement program will be running at RAIN Parkchester in the Bronx, and  Startup!, a 10-week course that empowers older adults with the tech skills necessary to start an online business, will take place at SAGE in Manhattan.

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for spring quarter courses – and good luck! Please be sure to log into seniorplanetu.org for the supplementary course materials.

 

COMMENTS

4 responses to “Spring Classes kick off at Senior Planet

  1. Senior Planet is a wonderful website, full of great information.

    In Los Angeles, there is a college for older adults that is one of the best opportunities for anyone 50+. It is called Emeritus College and is associated with Santa Monica College. Emeritus is located in downtown Santa Monica and provides not only wonderful classes but a real sense of community and social connection.

    The new director, Scott Silverman is also a wonderful person. Was thinking Emeritus college might make for an interesting article.

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