Classes & Activities

Whether it's learning how to dance, speak a foreign language, Skype with family and friends, paint a masterpiece, perform on stage, or create a wood bowl - The Commons has something for all adults age 50+.


Pursuing the benefits of Lifelong Learning helps to:

  • Keep your mind sharp
  • Improve your memory
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Build on a skill you already have
  • Help you meet people who share similar interests
  • Offer an opportunity to learn a new skill
  • Promote social engagement and boost health

For a current listing of all of our classes & activities being offered, please refer to this month's issue of The Courier (PDF Download), or refer to our Calendar page.


Sample Offerings

 

Art & Crafts

Whether you are a beginner or have been working in various mediums for years, it's never too late to pick up a paintbrush, learn to sew a quilt or knit a pair of socks... the sky's the limit when it comes to creativity and the social, cognitive and physical benefits are endless.


Computers

Computers at The Commons offers older adults a multitude of opportunities to learn everything from the basics to creating a digital slide show and more all on a individualized basis. Computers & technology allow us to stay in touch with family and friends, improve fine motor skills and cognitive abilities, build confidence, do research and stay connected with current events.


Dance

Dance brings people together in a fun environment. It is an activity that can be enjoyed at any age, and can be a fun form of exercise that strengthens muscles, helps prevent falls and increases social interaction. You will find dance classes from Ballroom Dancing, Line Dancing to Tap & Clogging available at The Commons.


Language & Music

It turns out mom was right. Music lessons are good for you, and those benefits may last a lifetime.  Whether it's learning a foreign language, taking piano lessons or singing in one of our groups, The Commons has something for you to take part in and enjoy.


For questions and additional information, please contact Barb Visser - Enrichment Program Coordinator at 616-355-5136.