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Upcoming Adult Programs at Five Points Active Adult Center

News posted Jan. 11, 2018 - 4:25 pm

FLOWER ARRANGING: RED HOT ROMANCE
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21 Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fee: $50 #219170
Keep the romance going with this fiery & fabulous design of all red florals. Attendees can select between two vase styles to create either a low, lush design or a mid-height arrangement. Class price includes instruction provided by the English Garden design team, all flowers, vase, and materials, and use of any necessary tools during the class. Please register by Feb. 14, 2018.

ICLOUD BASICS FOR IPAD/IPHONE
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23 Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $5 #217839
Prerequisite: 'iPad/iPhone Basics 1' or Intermediate user. Bring your iPad and 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.

FINANCE: UNDERSTANDING LONG- AND SHORT-TERM CARE OPTIONS
Date: Monday, Jan. 29 Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fee: $0 #215555
Medicare does not cover long-term care. If you needed care, would you prefer it be at home? Could you afford care at a facility at $7,000 a month? Do you understand your VA options? You have choices. This program will discuss all concerns and options for both long-term and short-term care. We look forward to addressing all your concerns. Program is sponsored by Bankers Life.

FINANCE: WEALTH MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $0 #215563
Carla Liberatore, a wealth management adviser, will provide guidelines for effective retirement planning and investing to women who are financially comfortable but may feel left out of the conversation about their ongoing financial well-being. The workshop will include 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.

IF NOT HOME, WHERE THEN?
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 30 Time: 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Fee: $0 #215567
This seminar will help people evaluating a possible move from their home to independent or assisted living. The seminar’s featured speakers will be Gina Murray, RN, BSN and director of Aware Senior Care, providing in-home care for seniors and the chronically ill and a geriatric care advocate. Gina will present signs that perhaps home is no longer the best place to live followed by a geriatric advocate who will present the various options outside the home such as independent living, assisted living, continuous care retirement communities, and residential home care. You will learn things to consider and evaluate in terms of where to live and leave with an understanding of the various living options commutes provide and the costs.

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS: WHO ARE WE AND HOW WE CAN HELP
Date: Thursday, Jan. 25 Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $0 #215589
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.

WRITING YOUR SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY: SPIRIT
Date: January - April 2nd/4th Wednesdays Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $0 #223631
Spirit comes from the word for breath (spiritus). This workshop uses poetry and simple exercises as prompts to lead participants into writing on some part of their spiritual journey, with optional sharing within the group. Led by William Finger, MSW, who enjoys encouraging participants to reflect on life stories through writing. Finger has published one memoir, The Crane Dance: Taking Flight in Midlife (2016), and is working on another one about his lifelong affair with tennis.
Prerequisite: participation in introductory class using the Dan Wakefield approach (see Wakefield, The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography).

ABSTRACT PAINTING
Date: Thursdays, Feb. 22– March 15 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee: $30 (plus materials) #221754
Have you noticed how certain color harmonies evoke emotion? In this class we will work with color, shapes and mark making to create paintings that communicate with the viewer. We will discuss the formal compositional elements of art, and how to create depth in an abstract painting. We will study artists like Kandinsky, Diebenkorn, Frankenthatler, Klee, and others. Come create expressive abstract art! A suggested material list can be acquired at registration or via email.

PRINTMAKING: BASIC TECHNIQUES
Date: Tuesdays, April 10– May 1 Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee: $30 #223624
No Press required! Learn basic techniques of hand printing. Students will create prints using monoprinting, various relief methods of linoleum, basic engraving, and polyester plates. Hand printing will be accomplished by using common everyday objects, barens, and the new “Print Frog” baren. Students will experiment with various print papers and use safe water based inks. Bring image ideas to first class. $25.00 supply fee due to instructor at first session.

STAMPS AND STENCILS WITH ACRYLIC PAINT
Date: Tuesdays, February 13– 27 Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $20 (plus materials) #222532
In this fun class, we will explore stamping in artistic ways using household objects, foam stamps, and rubber stamps. On the last day, we will add stenciled images to a painted scene. We might even do a collaborative piece! No prior painting experience is needed. A suggested material list can be acquired at registration or via email.

Participants can register on RecLink or in person at their local community center.

Where

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

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