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Upcoming Adult Programs at Five Points Active Adult Center

News posted Jan. 09, 2019 - 6:00 am
  • Adult Program Art Class
  • Five Points Active Adults Technology Class

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.

Paint, Spatter, and Scrape
Tuesdays, Feb. 5-12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn fun techniques for your abstract or mixed media art. Discover how spraying can energize a painting and how scraping can reveal under-layer colors. We will also explore using artist crayons. This class is for everyone, regardless of experience.

Instructor: Marie Lawrence
Fee: $20
Registration Barcode: #231990

Color Theory
Wednesdays, Feb. 13-Mar. 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have wanted to understand the role of color as an element of painting this class will help you with how an artist creates mood and feeling through color selection. The six sessions will cover how to identify a color scheme: warm, cool, monochromatic, analogous, complementary, and neutral. In addition, students in this class will gain experience each of these color schemes using painting mediums of their choosing.

Instructor: Nancy Carty
Fee: $45
Registration Barcode: #236802

Advanced Oil Painting
Mondays, Jan. 28-Feb. 25, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This course is for those who have had some experience with oil painting and wish to further their knowledge and technical skill with this medium. Most students will complete 1- 3 panels depending on the subject matter they wish to paint. Subject matter covered in this workshop will include architectural references in a landscape which are studies from photographs. Emphasis will be placed on creating a dynamic composition, with strong value relationships and color harmony with a defined focal point.

Instructor: Nancy Carty
Fee: $60
Registration Barcode: #236818

Painting: Mixed Media
Thursdays, Jan. 17- Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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
Fee: $45
Registration Barcode: #236803

Falls Prevention
Tues., Jan. 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the CDC, each year millions of people aged 65 and older fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Falls are serious and costly. Join Homewatch CareGivers and Legacy Healthcare Services to learn consequences, costs, risk factors and most importantly how to reduce YOUR risk of falling.

Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #232237

Government Benefits for Long Term Care
Thurs., Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The cost of Long Term Care is staggering, from in-home care, Assisted Living, Memory Care to Skilled Nursing Care, monthly costs often exceed $10,000 per month. In this presentation, we review the various programs and outline the requirements for a family to qualify. We will primarily review Veteran's Aid and Attendance, Special Assistance for Assisted Living and Medicaid for Skilled Nursing. Presented by Huston Law Firm, PLLC, and Carolina Estate Counsel

Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #231227

Estate Planning
Tues., Feb. 5, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Tom McCuiston from McCuiston Law Offices, PPLC, will discuss 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.

Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #232125

Types of Dementia
Thurs., Jan. 24, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

We hear Alzheimer's Disease or Lewy Body Dementia and wonder what that really looks like for those living with the disease. Sharon Kilpatrick, RN will discuss some of the more prevalent dementias and what it all means for those walking the road of 'dementia'.

Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #232234

Immersion in Spanish II
Mondays & Thursdays, Feb. 18-Mar. 14, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This class is a continuation of Spanish Immersion One. Students will delve deeper learning how to read Spanish. Videos, along with other tools, will be used to help students learn more spoken synonymous, words, and expressions. Most of this class will be taught in Spanish. This class will meet twice a week.

Instructor: Monica Kalavity
Fee: $20
Registration Barcode: #234221

Nutrition: All about Carbohydrates
Thursday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

There are so many conflicting messages about how many carbohydrates we should be eating on a daily basis. This class will provide detailed information regarding carbs and how they affect the body.

Instructor: Lauren Nathan
Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #231164

Nutrition: All about Fats
Thursday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This class will take a close look at fats and oils and answer questions about fat in foods and in the body.

Instructor: Lauren Nathan
Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #231165

Nutrition: All about Proteins
Thursday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Take a close look at protein and explore how proteins are made in our bodies, how and why we break down body proteins, plant and animal sources of protein, non-meat food combinations that are complete protein sources.

Instructor: Lauren Nathan
Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #231166

Understanding the Low-FOD Map Diet
Thursday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

There are certain small carbohydrates in our diet that are easily and readily fermented by the bacteria in our intestines. Too many of these FODMAPs can lead to very painful abdominal symptoms, especially for those with IBS. Join Lauren Nathan, a dietitian, and retired college instructor, in exploring how the low-FODMAP diet can benefit you. This approach, which was developed at Monash University in Australia, is now seen as an effective way to manage IBS symptoms. It is also helpful for people who may not suffer from IBS, but experience enough bloating and excess flatulence to make learning about FODMAPs well worth it.

Instructor: Lauren Nathan
Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #231168

Project Pre-Plan
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

You didn't always have a choice. Today, learn about the many options in planning ahead for cremation, burial, anatomical donation and possible future methods of final disposition. Learn why you may not want to rely on life insurance. Learn about Medicaid requirements and ways to protect against overspending, survivor doubt and family quarreling. Planning starts with knowledge. Sponsored by Renaissance Funeral Home.

Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #232191

Resources for Seniors: Who are we and how we can help
Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Resources for Seniors will provide a detailed overview of its agency and the many resources that can be valuable to you or your loved ones.

Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #232194

The Upside of Downsizing
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Learning more about “Downsizing and Rightsizing” has become an essential part of aging, but you don’t have to do it alone. Selecting the right time, the right place and the right amount of personal belongings to take when you move can prove to be time-consuming and stressful. Deciding to “downsize” now rather than later can provide financial benefits, allow more time to make important decisions, reduce overall stress and limit additional burden to family members. Determine your space versus your belongings ratio and ensure that you don’t leave any of your treasured possessions behind. We will explain how letting go of “space takers” can help you get the ball rolling and we will share how we can purge or liquidate the household goods that you will no longer need.

Fee: $0
Registration Barcode: #232203

Apple Laptop Basics 1
Thursday, Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This course is for beginners or new users who are just starting off using an Apple laptop. 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.

Prerequisite: 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.

Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #233794

Computer Basics 1
Tuesdays, Feb. 5-12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This course is for beginners or new users who are just starting off using a computer, mouse, and keyboard. This course aims to 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.

Prerequisite: Little or no computer skillsThe class will be using computers that have the Windows 10 operating system.

Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #233602

Computer Basics 2
Thursdays, February 14-21, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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.

Prerequisite: 'Computer Basics 1' or equivalent computer knowledge. The class will be using computers that have the Windows 10 operating system.

Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #233667

Computer Basics 3
Tuesdays, Jan. 22-29, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.

Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #233555

GIMP Photo Editing Basics 2
Thursdays, Jan. 17-24, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand here is part 2 of our Gimp Photo Editing series. GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. Learn to use GIMP, a photo editing program that has some similar features that the professional photo editing programs use.

Prerequisite: 'Computer Basics 1' or equivalent computer knowledge.

Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #233555

Introducing SIRI: Your personal assistant for iPad/iPhone
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wished 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.

Prerequisite: 'iPad/iPhone Basics 1' or intermediate user. Bring your iPhone or iPad PLUS your Apple ID and password.

Fee: $5
Registration Barcode: #233486

iPhone 2: Basic Setup and Use
Thursdays, Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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 a Safari, Mail, Calendar, Maps, Weather and Contacts that truly makes the iPhone a 'Smartphone'. Contact Tommy Hodges for more information regarding this course at 919-996-2458.

Prerequisite: Must bring: Bring your own iPhone as well as your Apple ID and Password.

Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #233586

iPhone 1 Basics
Tuesdays, Jan. 22-29, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to the basics of owning an iPhone. 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.

Fee: $10
Registration Barcode: #233512

Where

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

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