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Life Enrichment Program Fall Term 1

August 14 - September 22

 

Mondays

Your Great Transformation

11 a.m.
Instructor: Diane Malone, Certified Nutritionist
Are you ready for a change, but overwhelmed by the information on getting healthy? Come learn the 12 Life Habits that this instructor has used to lose over 80 pounds and has helped others do the same! Not looking for weight loss, but want to build muscle or improve overall health? These habits can help with that too! This is not a quick fix diet!

Class Meets: Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 11, 18 & 25
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Medicare, Now What?

1 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Duke, Certified Medicare Specialist, State Health Insurance Program
Learn to navigate the Medicare System and to avoid costly mistakes concerning Medicare. This course includes tips and information on such topics as Medicare benefits, supplement policies, advantage plans, and prescription drug plans. Learn to compare prescription drug coverage and understand how to find the policy. This class is a “must have” for anyone who will be applying for Medicare or who has a loved one applying for Medicare in the near future.

Class Meets: Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 11, 18 & 25
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Personal Safety Awareness

3 p.m.
Instructor: Sgt. Virginia Rich, Retired, Rich Consulting, LLC., Owner and CEO
During this session, participants will be provided with self-defense awareness training from a retired law enforcement officer with 25 years of experience. “The will to survive isn’t half as important as the incentive to prepare.” –AU

Class Meets: Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 11, 18 & 25
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Tuesdays

iPhone and iPad for Beginners

11 a.m.
Instructor: Kelvin Young, C Spire Columbus
Get the most out of your smart device with in-depth instruction on key aspects of the Apple iPhone or iPad from the experts. Learn how to install any one of the thousands of apps from the App store and extend the functunality of your device. Please bring your Apple iPhone or iPad to class.

Class Meets: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 & 19
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Water Exercise

1 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Chism, Water Aerobics Enthusiast
Come and play like a child again. Exercise in water does not feel like work; it is ideal for bad knees and hips as the water supports body weight. Come try it – no swimming ability needed because all work is done in shallow water.

Class Meets: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 & 19
Location: MUW Stark Recreation Center, Pool


Researching Your Family History

3 p.m.
Instructor: Elisa Barnes-Shizak, Emeritus Accredited Genealogist
Participants will learn how to use Ancestry.com, along with learning how to trace their family trail and how to validate the information. Previous genealogy classes are not required, everyone advances at their own pace.

Class Meets: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 & 19
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Courthouse Records in Historical & Genealogical Research

5 p.m.
Instructor: Rufus Ward, Historical Research Consultant, Author, and Newspaper Columnist
Courthouse and legal records contain a wealth of information but can be hard to interpret and wade through. Explore information that is available to the public and how to interpret that information

Class Meets: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 & 19
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


First Grade Mathematics

6 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Bonnie Oppenheimer, Professor of Mathematics and Associate Chair of the Department of Sciences and Mathematics, The W
Always thought math could have been fun, if only you could have had the right teacher for it? Think the College and Career Readiness Standards mathematics topics are way too hard for our Mississippi students? Come pretend you are back in first grade, and see what all the fuss is about. Educators can earn up to 0.9 CEUs for this course.

Class Meets: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 & 19
Location: Parkinson Hall, Room 216


Real Estate: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

6 p.m.
Instructors: Doris Hardy, Broker/Owner,
Patton Whitten, Agent, Doris Hardy & Associates
Come learn what buyers and sellers need to know but are afraid to ask. Participants will also learn the real estate pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Class Meets: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 & 19
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Wednesdays

Walk-A-Weigh

9 a.m.
Instructor: Vivian Cade, MSU Extension Agent III
Walk-A-Weigh is a combined nutrition classroom program and physical activity on walking track in gym. The main purpose is to encourage adults to adopt healthy nutrition practices and increase daily/weekly physical activity. Please bring bottled water and wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

Class Meets: Aug. 16, 23, 30, Sept. 6, 13 & 20
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Lunch Bunch Wednesdays

11 a.m.
Coordinator: Janie Shields, Life Enrichment Program Coordinator
Do you enjoy eating, networking, and did we mention eating? Here’s your chance to explore restaurants around the Golden Triangle with your old friends or new friends. Please register to confirm your seat. Don’t forget to invite someone.

Class Meets: Aug. 16, 23, 30, Sept. 6, 13 & 20
Location: A schedule of restaurants will be sent to registered participants.


Beginning Crochet

1 p.m.
Instructor: Judy Coleman, Needlework Artist
Have you been wanting to learn to crochet? If so, you are in luck because this course is for the true beginner. Participants will learn how to read simple crochet patterns, make a variety of stitches, and create their own needle crafts. Bring a packet of crochet hooks and any color yarn to class.

Class Meets: Aug. 16, 23, 30, Sept. 6, 13 & 20
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 224


Thursdays

Creating a Healthy Self

6 p.m.
Instructor: Kristi Carrico, Certified Holistic Health Coach
In this course, participants will discuss a range of topics from how to maintain a healthy diet to energy psychology techniques to how to relieve emotional and physical pain.

Class Meets: Aug. 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14 & 21
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Fridays

Paint A Pet with Acrylics

9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Instructor: Sharon Foster, Owner of Sharon Foster Art
Have you ever found yourself thinking about wanting to have a painting of your pet? Here’s your chance. Participants should bring a picture of their favorite pet and Sharon will help you paint a 5x7 canvas panel with acrylic paints. An additional fee of $10 will be charged for this course. Brushes, paints, and painting supplies provided in class.

Class Meets: August 25 only
Location: Education & Human Sciences, Rm 121


Healthy Eats with CAI

11 a.m.
Instructor: Chef Mary Helen Hawkins, Chef Instructor and Certificate Program Coordinator, The W
Healthy eating is sometimes frowned upon in the south, but wait until you taste what Chef Mary Helen Hawkins and her Culinary Arts Institute students are going to prepare and demonstrate for you. You’ll get to taste some amazing food and also tour the CAI demonstration kitchen. Seating is limited to 12 participants on a first come basis.

Class Meets: August 25 only
Location: Shattuck Hall, Demonstration Kitchen