55 Plus (Older Adults)
The Palo Alto Adult School older adult program for individuals 55 years of age or older is growing as the community population ages. Our course offerings for older adults vary widely based on interest and demand. In partnership with the Avenidas Senior center, many of our basic computer training classes are held at the Avenidas facility at 450 Bryant Street in Palo Alto or online at www.avenidas.org.
We also offer a day of education for seniors at Senior Friendship Day at Cubberley Community Center. Co-sponsored by Avenidas, the City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Adult School, the program brings seniors together for arts, crafts, education, exercise and information every Wednesday.
- GUIDED AUTOBIOGRAPHY
6 wks · June 11–July 16
Tuesday · 1–3:30 p.m.
Greendell Rm P1 · $110Instructor: Jamila Rufaro, email@example.com
Open to student of all ages! Everyone has a story to tell! Increase your cognitive functioning, and verbal dexterity while enhancing your memory by writing and reading the stories of your life. Participants write a short autobiographical story each week on a specified theme and share their stories in a small group format. No previous writing experience is required.
- SENIOR FRIENDSHIP DAY
Wednesday · 9:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
Cubberley M4 · No FeeInstructor: Thanh Kosen Nguyen, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lori Rock, email@example.com
Seniors are invited to attend presentations on topics such as money management skills, health news, senior services available and activities such as crafts and exercise. Sign in by 10:30 a.m. and donate $2.50 for a catered lunch by La Comida Senior Nutrition Program. Lunch is followed by physical fitness/line dancing. Have fun and meet new friends! Co-sponsored by Avenidas and the City of Palo Alto Recreation Department.
- CREATIVE WRITING
6 weeks · June 12–July 17
Greendell P3 $35Instructor: Burt Liebert Register Now »
Liberate your imagination by giving it a voice! Whether you express yourself with poetry, short stories, dramatic scripts, narratives, autobiographies or essays, this class will encourage you to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with others. We will read our creations to each other and suggest ways to make our writing sharper, clearer and more dynamic.
*STATE SUPPORTED CLASSES
Classes marked by an * are partially supported by funding from the state.