Designed for older adult students with all levels of sewing abilities. Emphasis on the development and use of good sewing techniques to build confidence for task completion, craft-related problem-solving skills, including appropriate application of some speed-sewing techniques, the use of commercial patterns, proper fit, and independent creation of patterns for personal projects to support social/personal. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Designed to cover a wide range of hand embroidery and stitchery techniques for seniors which include making wall hangings, pictures, pillows, and other decorative items. To enhance stitchery as an art form, various threads and materials will also be used in the finished item. Short-term class. Total of 32 hours lecture.
Emphasizes life review through the modalities of the oral tradition of storytelling and written journal memoir. Techniques for creative writing and verbal story-craft are used as activities for preservation of personal and family history that supports self-actualization in older adults through memory/cognitive stimulation, creativity, and social activities. Total of 27 hours lecture.
Music appreciation for older adults. Emphasis on the development of active listening skills and the enjoyment of music in relation to art, culture, history, and popular music. Music activities with the older adult population provide cognitive, social, and physical benefits as a result of stimulation of brain pathways using music and exercise of memory associated with the auditory cortex. Total 36 hours lecture.
A comprehensive survey of Europe's cultural achievements from Charlemagne and the Middle Ages, to World War II. This visually stimulating course meets a need for adventure while providing numerous opportunities to expand memory retention. Short term class. Total of 24 hours lecture.
This course introduces older adults to a Chinese health exercise which is neither vigorous nor strenuous. It is suitable for older adults who want to exercise to gain or maintain good health. It will strengthen the muscles and organs, relax the mind and body, improve blood circulation, and increase memory and concentration. Short term class. Total of 24 hours lecture.