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Upcoming Adult Programs at Five Points Active Adult Center

News posted May 10, 2018 - 11:00 am

Drawing: The Fundamentals of Perspective
Date: Mondays, July 16 through August 20 Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fee: $45 #223926
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

Watercolor for Beginners
Date: Mondays, July 16 through August 20 Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $35 #222218
Date: Tuesdays, July 17 through August 21 Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fee: $35 #222214
Learn about color and how watercolor works. Progressive lessons provide a practical understanding of pigment, water and paper while completing painting exercises. No experience necessary (only curiosity and a willingness to try). All materials will be provided for first class along with a recommended materials sheet for the rest of the session. Instructor: Suzanne McDermott.

Gel Press Printing for All
Date: Tuesdays, July 17 through July 24 Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $25 #225265
A growing craze, mono-printing with a gel press plate is an easy tool to use to create cards, wall prints, journal backgrounds, and collage papers. Instructor: Marie Lawrence

Nutrition Basics
Date: Tuesday and Thursday, July 24 through 26 Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $10 #229875
Join Lauren Nathan, a dietitian and retired college instructor, in this fun, participatory class on the basic principles of nutrition. Learn about the six classes of nutrients and where we find them in the foods we eat. We will explore food labeling and see how we can use the Daily Values on food labels to help design a healthful diet. Calculators (or phones) are suggested to perform simple calculations in class.

Computer Basics 2
Date: Tuesday, July 24 through 31 Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $10 #223610
Prerequisite: 'Computer Basics 1' or equivalent computer knowledge. The 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.

IPad/IPhone Basics 1
Date: Monday, August 13 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee: $5 #224063
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.

IPhone 2: Basic Setup and Use
Date: Monday, July 2 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee: $5 #223690
Prerequisite: Must bring: 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.

Google Photos Intro
Date: Tuesdays, July 3 through 10 Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $10 #223693
Prerequisite: 'Computer Basics 1' or equivalent. The class will learn basic photo editing and photo sharing using the Google Photos app. This app can be used on most devices. For more information regarding course content, call Tommy Hodges at 919-996-2458.

Introducing SIRI - Your Personal Assistant for iPad/iPhone
Date: Tuesday, July 17 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee: $5 #223692
Prerequisite: 'iPad/iPhone Basics 1' or intermediate user. Bring your iPhone or iPad PLUS your Apple ID and password. 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.

Government Benefits for Long Term Care
Date: Tuesday, July 10 Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $0 #222575
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.

The Truth About Reverse Mortgages
Date: Thursday, July 19 Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $0 #222590
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.

Types of Trusts Versus a Standard Will
Date: Tuesday, July 24 Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $0 #222596
One comment made so often.... 'I don't need a trust, I'm not rich'. There are different trusts for different purposes, from a basic revocable living trust, to Special Needs or Supplemental Needs Trusts, charitable trusts, right down to a Pet Trust for your beloved animals. Our question during these talks: 'is your will sufficient to accomplish your estate planning goals'? Presented by Huston Law Firm, PLLC and Carolina Estate Counsel.

Think Well And Stress Less At Home
Date: Tuesday, July 17 Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $0 #223912
This seminar will provide helpful education and recommendations on the importance of exercising your brain and things you can do to reduce stress. At the later stages of life living at home, especially if it's by yourself, can be very challenging. Things you could do earlier in life become more difficult. You may now need assistance in your home which causes stress and withdrawing from being social. It's a documented fact that stimulating the brain can help enhance life and reduce the chances of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Reducing stress has a major positive impact on your health and enjoying life. This seminar will discuss signs and indicators of dementia and stress and provide simple tips and techniques that can be applied in everyday life to reduce stress and exercise the brain.

Where

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

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