Upcoming Adult Programs at Five Points Active Adult Center

News posted May 10, 2018 - 11:00 am

Adult Tap Dance
Date: Wednesdays, June 6 through June 27 Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Fee: $8 #229351
Learn basic tap dance patterns that will be incorporated into short dances to music. This will be a good physical and mental workout as you learn (or maybe re-learn) classic patterns. Tap dance does not require a partner or a group so you can practice any time. If you can walk you can dance! Instructor: Beverly Norwood

Oil Painting
Date: Mondays, May 14 through June 18 Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fee: $35 #221622
This course will provide an opportunity for students to work on independent projects using the mediums of oil paint. If students prefer to have a structure a traditional approach of using a grisaille under painting on a still life will be discussed during the first class and the process of color overlay will be applied on the second class session. If reference photos are used please try to have a defined light source with a clear image. This class is geared for both students who want a structured approach and those who already have subject matter of their own that they want to explore. Instructor: Nancy Carty

Drawing for Beginners
Date: Mondays, June 4 through July 9 Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $35 #222217
Date: Tuesdays, June 5 through July 10 Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fee: $35 #222212
Make your mark. Lose your creative inhibitions and learn to appreciate your expression. No stress, no tests. Each week we'll have exercises designed to help you progressively explore the world of drawing. No experience necessary (only curiosity and a willingness to try). All materials will be provided for first class with a recommended materials sheet for the rest of the session. Instructor: Suzanne McDermott

Painting with Drips and Spatters
Date: Tuesdays, June 5 through June 12 Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $25 #225249
We will have fun creating a Jackson Pollock type paintings with spattering and then try some painting with dripping and scrapping. Teacher will supply palette paper tools for scrapping, pipettes for dripping, and string gel. Instructor: Marie Lawrence

Learn Basic Spanish
Date: Tuesday & Thursdays, May 15 through June 7 Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $20 #226350
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 in order 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! Instructor: Monica Kalavity

Google Applications Overview
Date: Tuesdays, June 19 through June 26 Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $10 #224050
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. For more information regarding course content, call Tommy Hodges at 919-996-2458.

Date: Thursday, June 21 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee: $5 #223613
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. For more information regarding course content, call Tommy Hodges at 919-996-2458.

The truth about Reverse Mortgages
Date: Thursday, May 10 Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fee: $0 #222589
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 Yakin Bank Mortgage and Resources for Seniors.

Hip and Knee Arthritis, What You Need To Know

Date: Monday, May 14 Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fee: $0 #224056
Dr. David Rion from the Bone and Joint Surgery Clinic whose specialty is orthopedic surgery and concentration in total joint arthroplasty, will talk about current treatment options for people suffering from hip and knee arthritis pain ranging from steroid and visco supplementation to total hip and knee replacement. He will also focus on current guidelines for a variety of treatment for the hip and knee to relieve pain and restore range of motion.

Memory Insurance: Documenting Your Story
Date: Tuesday, May 15 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Fee: $0 #225670
Date: Tuesday, May 15 Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Fee: $0 #225671
Learn a fun and easy way to insure your memories by documenting your own story. This class is an introduction on how you can manage your memories - either independently or with facilitation - with easy-to-use technology. You'll be able to build your story and then add to it over time, as well as share it with family and friends. Learn more about this cost-free service and all the ways it can benefit you.

Important Legal Documents Everyone Should Have
Date: Tuesday, May 15 Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $0 #222583
Why do I need legal documents in the first place? Learn what Core Documents make up the foundation of a good estate plan (you need more than a will!) Presented by Huston Law Firm, PLLC and Carolina Estate Counsel

Social Security Strategies for Retirement
Date: Thursday, May 17 Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fee: $0 #222653
This class will provide information on how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when benefits should be taken and how taxes are best handled. Presented by Edward Jones Investments and Resources for Seniors.

Building Your Life Plan
Date: Monday, May 21 Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fee: $0 #223922
This seminar will be based on content in the books 'How to Say It to Seniors' by David Solie and 'How to Keep Mom (and yourself) out of a Nursing Home' by Dr. David Fisher of Doctors Making Housecalls. Frequently we think of retirement in terms of how much money we need to retire. Life is so much more than being about money. We will discuss the importance of building a life plan covering all aspects of your life spanning your physical, social, faith, medical and financial goals. A key question to you in building this plan is what you would like your legacy to be? How would you like to be remembered by family and friends? Come learn how to build your life plan with your legacy in mind! Sponsored by Aware Senior Care

Understanding Beneficiary Designations
Date: Thursday, May 31 Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $0 #222542
Not understanding beneficiary designations can ruin an estate plan. There are many ways to pass on an inheritance other than a will or trust. Find out the problems that occur every day on insurance, 401K and IRA plans as well as bank accounts with beneficiary designations, 'in trust for' or 'payable on death (POD) designations. Presented by Huston Law, PLLC and Carolina Estate Counsel


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

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