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Upcoming Adult Programs at Five Points Active Adult Center

News posted Aug. 14, 2018 - 11:00 am | updated Sep 05, 2018
  • Five Points Active Adults Technology Class
  • Five Points Active Adults Computer Instruction

The Adult Program serves thousands of adults in the Raleigh area. While our clubs require a minimum age of 50 to participate, classes are open to all adults regardless of age. Join us at the Five Points Active Adult Center for the upcoming programs listed below.

You can register for any Adult Program online using RecLink or in person at any community center. Courses can be found easily in RecLink by searching the unique course "registration barcode" listed below.

French Level 1
Thursdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 1 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Why not take a little time to learn some French? Join us for beginner and/or reinforcement of basic French language. Your instructor has taught in Raleigh for several years and lived in France for over a decade. Learning just a little bit of French will help you better enjoy your next visit to France, do good things for your brain as you exercise it learning something new, and make you proud of yourself as you speak a beautiful language! This class will go step-by-step and at your pace. Join us to see how much fun it can be to learn French!
Instructor: Kyle Beale
Course Fee: $60
Registration Barcode: #229750

Spanish Level 1
Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 18 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This basic class is for someone who knows little or no Spanish. The class is meant to help with communicating verbally, but not with reading or writing. The student is expected to learn words, phrases and simple sentence construction to communicate basic information. The student is expected to learn and memorize some verbs and expressions in Spanish. Most importantly, the student is expected to have fun! This class will meet twice a week.
Instructor: Monica Kalavity
Course Fee: $20
Registration Barcode: #229703

American Sign Language
Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct. 1 - 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
This American Sign Language class is designed for beginners to learn basic knowledge, culture, and structure of American Sign Language. Students will learn basic conversation as well as emergency signs. There will be lots of hands-on activities to allow the students to practice as they are learning.
Instructor: Bettie Ittenbach
Course Fee: $40
Registration Barcode: #227257

All About Carbohydrates
Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 18-20 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
There are so many conflicting messages about how much carbohydrate we should be eating daily. It can be very confusing and frustrating. In this first of three classes on energy-yielding nutrients, we are going to take a close look at carbohydrates. Where do we find them? Why do we need them? How much do we need? How are they digested, and once they are, how do we regulate the resulting rise in blood sugar? You will learn this and so much more in this information filled class led by Lauren Nathan, dietitian and retired college instructor.
Course Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #229841

All About Fats
Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 25-27 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Should we eat butter or margarine? Coconut oil or olive oil? In this second of three classes on energy-yielding nutrients, we are going to take a close look at fats and oils and answer any other questions about fat in foods and in the body. Why is fat essential for the body? How is dietary fat digested and transported in the body? How do fatty acids affect our blood cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease? Join Lauren Nathan in examining all this and more.
Course Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #229842

Estate Planning
Tuesday, Sept. 11 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tom McCuiston from McCuiston Law Offices, PPLC, discusses documents needed in estate planning such as powers of attorney, trust, wills and living wills and the consequences of having or not having these documents. Topics include tax consequences of not having a will, creating trusts and why they may be helpful, responsibilities of designated power of attorney, property transfer and the consequences of not having a will. Sponsored by McCuiston Law Firm.
Course Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #226169

What You Need To Know To Prepare For Medicaid
Tuesday, Sept. 11 - 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Why do I need legal documents in the first place? Answers to questions about Medicaid eligibility requirements; coverage options; Look-back Period; asset and income limitations; and spousal or family asset protection will be provided by Huston Law Firm. This is a program to learn the basics for preparing for Medicaid either for you or another family member.
Course Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #226175

Medicare 101
Tuesday, Sept. 18 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a division of the N.C. Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare fraud, and abuse and long-term care insurance. This seminar will provide a quick explanation of Medicare and a time for questions.
Course Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #226216

The Truth About Reverse Mortgages
Monday, Sept. 24 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn about the New Reverse Mortgage with examples from real life scenarios. What is a Reverse Mortgage, also known as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM? What are the Myths about a Reverse Mortgage? What are the Qualifications for a Reverse Mortgage? Why Choose a Reverse Mortgage? What are the Available Options of a Reverse Mortgage? Sponsored by Yadkin Bank Mortgage and Resources For Seniors.
Course Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #226180

Wealth Management Strategies For Women
Tuesday, Sept. 25 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carla Liberatore, a wealth management adviser, will provide guidelines for effective retirement planning and investing for women who are financially comfortable but may feel left out of the conversation about their ongoing financial well-being. The workshop will include a discussion of the key financial planning and investing issues for women age 50 and up and a helpful question-and-answer time. Sponsored by Merrill Lynch.
Course Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #226253

Diabetes Self-Management
Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 24 - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This course is a highly participatory workshop facilitated by leaders who follow a detailed manual for consistency. Physicians and other health professionals from Stanford University and the community have reviewed all the course materials. Participants build confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain healthy lifestyles while living with Diabetes. Sponsored by Community Care of Wake and Johnston Counties.
Course Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #226254

iPad/iPhone Basics 1
Tuesday, Sept. 4 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to the basics of owning an iPhone and an iPad. Must bring: Your own iPhone/iPad PLUS your Apple ID & password. This class will provide a brief overview of the many popular applications that are out there. Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #228705

iPhone 2: Basic Setup and Use
Thursday, Sept. 6 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Participants must bring your own iPhone as well as your Apple ID and Password. You will learn basic set up, making simple phone calls, and advanced features such as iHealth, Notification, Cellular Data usage and the DO NOT DISTURB feature. Check out the popular apps such as Safari, Mail, Calendar, Maps, Weather and Contacts that truly make the iPhone a 'Smartphone'. For more information regarding course content, call Tommy Hodges at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #228750

Apple Laptop Basics 2
Thursdays, Sept. 20-27 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Participants must know your Apple ID and Password and bring it to class. You must bring your own Apple laptop to class. One will not be provided for you. This course is for beginners or new users who are just starting off using an Apple laptop. Objectives: Students will be introduced to the basics of Internet usage; how to connect to WiFi; Web Surfing and saving your favorite websites using the web browser Safari; know the weather at all times using the Weather App; learn how to Shut Down and Restart; plus, how to shop safely using Secure Websites.
Course Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #228881

Computer Basics 1
Tuesdays, Sept. 25-Oct. 2 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Prerequisite: Little or no computer skills. The class will be using computers that have the Windows 10 operating system. This course is for beginners or new users who are just starting off using a computer, mouse, and keyboard. Objectives include: improve skills in these areas and teach participants to create and save short documents. Students will also be introduced to the basics of Internet usage, creating a GMAIL email account, sending and receiving messages, uploading and downloading attachments/photos. Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #228724

Computer Basics 2
Tuesdays, Oct. 9-16 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Prerequisite: 'Computer Basics 1' or equivalent computer knowledge. Class will be using computers that have the Windows 10 operating system. This course is for students who have basic computer experience using the mouse and keyboard. The student will learn the basics of Windows 10 as well as how to use the different features of functions. You will learn how to enter/edit text in Microsoft Word and to save/retrieve data files. This class is intended for those who have some knowledge of using a computer, but may not be familiar with the Windows 10 operating system. Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #228788

Computer Basics 3
Tuesdays, Oct. 23-30 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Prerequisite: 'Computer Basics 1' or equivalent computer knowledge. Class will be using computers that have the Windows 10 operating system. This course is for students who have basic computer experience using the mouse and keyboard. Have you ever wanted to make copies of your work or maybe store those files as a backup? This class goes into detail on how to save files, create folders, delete files. In addition to this, you will see how to save files using an external hard drive as well as a USB or 'Flash' drive.
Course Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #228889

Google Applications Overview
Thursdays, Sept.27-Oct. 4 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Prerequisite: 'Computer Skills 1' or equivalent. In this class, you will learn about several free Google applications. This includes Google Maps, Earth, Drive, YouTube, Calendar, and others. Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #228806

iCloud Basics for iPad/iPhone
Tuesday, Sept. 18 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prerequisite: 'iPad/iPhone Basics 1' or Intermediate user. Bring your iPad PLUS your Apple ID and password. The iCloud service allows users to securely store photos, videos, documents, apps, music and so much more! It also lets you sync multiple devices, including your iPad, iPhone, iPod and PCs running Mac OS or Windows. The iCloud is your virtual hard drive that is always accessible with an internet connection. This class will show you how to set up an account and use the iCloud. Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #228777

Introducing Siri - Your Personal Assistant for iPad/iPhone
Thursday, Sept. 20 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prerequisite: 'iPad/iPhone Basics 1' or intermediate user. Bring your iPhone or iPad PLUS your Apple ID and password. Wish you had a personal assistant to remind you to do something at a certain time or when you arrive at a certain place? Now you can! Get to know Siri, your personal assistant on your Apple device. Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #228797

iPad Basics 2
Tuesday, Sept. 11 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prerequisite: 'iPad/iPhone Basics 1' or if you are an Intermediate user. Bring your iPad or iTouch PLUS your Apple ID and Password. This course will cover how to sync your iPad or iTouch device with an Apple or Windows computer. Learn about Facetime, how to transfer contacts, manage calendars, and to search and download apps from the Apple App Store. Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #228763

iPad Basics 3
Thursday, Sept. 13 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prerequisite: 'iPad/iPhone Basics 1' or Intermediate user. Bring your iPad PLUS your Apple ID and password. Learn how to search and download the great variety of content from the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBook store. Plus learn how to check out eBooks from the Wake County Public Library! Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.
Course Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #228770

Tips On Purchasing A Computer
Tuesday, Oct. 2 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
You're finally ready to purchase a computer, but you can't decide what type of computer you should get. First, you need to decide specifically what you are going to do with your computer. And only you can decide this. But before you go to the store we will help you understand the differences between a laptop, desktop, and tablet so that you will have an idea of what you should be looking for. Then you can decide which will work best for your needs.
Course Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #228902

Acrylic Painting
Mondays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whether you are a traditionalist, who wants to paint still lives and landscapes, an abstractionist or somewhere in between - acrylics are a wonderful painting medium for you! This class will focus on building a balanced palette to express yourself with color, using acrylic mediums to your advantage, and creating a dynamic composition. Open to everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned painters. Instructor: Anna Podris
Course Fee: $40
Registration Barcode: #229689

The Fundamentals of Perspective
Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This class will introduce one point, two point and aerial perspective to students who would like to create a sense of depth in their work. The subject matter will include geometric forms from still life studies, architectural structures and the theme of landscape. The materials used will include pencil, charcoal and wash with pen and ink. Students need not have prior experience in drawing as this course will help both beginning and advanced students who have an interest in improving their drawing skills. Emphasis will be on including a defined light source and the overall design of the page. Students will learn to shade the drawing to create volume and form in the final work.
Instructor: Nancy Carty
Course Fee: $45
Registration Barcode: #229829

Mixed Media
Mondays, Oct. 29-Dec. 10 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
We will use acrylic, oil pastels, watercolor and more as we explore mixed media techniques. When we combine media, we can create richer colors and more innovative imagery. Bring the art supplies you already have and explore using them in new ways!
Instructor: Anna Podris
Course Fee: $40
Registration Barcode: #229736

Intro Into Printmaking
Tuesdays, Oct. 9-16 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Using an easy tool called the Gel Press/Gelli Plate we will create monoprints using stencils and stamps. Look it up on YouTube and your excitement will grow! Your prints can be for framing, cards, or collage papers.
Instructor: Marie Lawrence
Course Fee: $20
Registration Barcode: #229778

Where

  • Five Points Active Adult Center
  • 2000 Noble Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27608

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