Active Adult Center Classes & Programs

 

Classes are designed to keep your mind and body active; they range from fitness, AARP driver safety, computers, ceramics and more.

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See some examples of our classes below…

Acoustic Instrument Group

Do you play the guitar, banjo, ukulele, bass, harmonica or keyboards – or do you just like to sing along to the old fun music of days gone by? Bring your instrument or just yourself and join. If you have questions or want additional information, contact David Durham at 970-216-8279.

May 8 & 22
June 12 & 26
Wednesdays | 2:30-4 p.m.

Location: AAC Game Room  

Fee: Free

AARP Safe Driving

Description: In-person class! This is an excellent opportunity to refresh your driving skills and knowledge. Potential for auto insurance reduction. Updated materials and videos. Taught by a trained volunteer instructor.

May 16 and July 18
Thursdays | 12-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $20, $25 non-AARP member, payable to instructor
Call 970-350-9440 to register.

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Rocks to Gems

Join this gem of a class and learn the beginning lapidary.  Prepare stones for mounting and turn them into jewelry and so much more! $10 lab fee payable the first day of class, cash only.

March 18 – May 20
Mondays, 9 a.m. and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $30 member, $35 non-member

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Colorful hand pained rocks with faces, eye balls, tennis balls, jelly bean, and other unique designs.

DIY Craft Class – Garden Rock Painting 

Create your own colorful garden rocks. DIY class with all supplies provided.

Thursday, June 13
2 p.m.

Location: AAC Craft Room

Registration Deadline: June 12

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

Your Interpersonal Communications with Others

This class will examine family and community social influences on the behaviors of active adults. We’ll investigate ways to improve choices and decision making by learning new tools for making a positive change for lifelong living. By utilizing educational pathways, one’s thinking will be challenged regarding the importance of building better social interpersonal communication skills with others. Attendees will have an opportunity to build a personal platform that can enhance her/his quality of life.

June 5 – July 24
Wednesdays | 9-11 a.m.

Location: AAC Meeting room 1

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

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Armchair Travel

Alaska

Alaska! Known as ‘The Last Frontier, Alaska is a stunning exhibition of nature at its finest, from towering glaciers to national parks the size of nations and the ethereal beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Join us on this simulated trip to Alaska! A small sampling of Alaskan cuisine will be included.

Tuesday, May 14
2-4 p.m.

Location: AAC Dining Room

Fee: $10 member, $15 non-member

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Thailand

Close your eyes and let your imagination carry you to the enchanting lands of Thailand. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the stretches of gentle tropical beaches. Enjoy everything Thailand has to offer on this simulated trip to the land of smiles! A small sampling of Thai cuisine will be included.

Tuesday, June 18
1-3 p.m.

Location: AAC Dining Room

Fee: $10 member, $15 non-member

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Greeley Retired Academic Study Program -GRASP

Do you enjoy learning about the world around you, but wish you could also discuss what’s happening with other people? If this sounds like you, then check out GRASPRecent presentations included discussions about artificial intelligence, immigration, what it takes to make wooden bowls, the US Constitution and its Amendments, photographing wildlife, and living well with dementia. Everyone is welcome. Min-4, Max-open.

Presentations

Second and fourth Monday of each month
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Discussions

First and third Monday of each month
1:30-3 p.m. 

Location: AAC Fitness room  

Fee: $5 member, $10 non-member (fee covers both GRASP Presentations & Discussion groups through December 31, 2024)

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Woodshop Safety Classes

The Active Adult Center is proud to have a complete woodshop for member use. To be eligible to use the tools and facilities, you must take the Introduction Class, followed by the Annual Review Class.

Introduction Class

This class will focus on the major pieces of equipment available in the woodshop. Topics covered: general safety procedures, individual safety procedures on the major pieces of equipment, and hands-on experience with each of the major pieces of equipment (except lathe and router). This is required for everyone who is new to the woodshop or did not attend a safety class in the calendar year 2023. Class must be taken before you can use the woodshop or attend classes.

 

Thursday, May 23
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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June – TBA

Location: AAC Woodshop

Registration Deadline: May 21, June TBD

Fee: $35 (must be an AAC member)

 

Woodshop Annual Review Class

This is for members who were approved to use the woodshop in 2023. All individuals who use the woodshop need to have an annual safety review course. Participants will receive a revised safety manual and review safety procedures. We will also cover shop usage issues in general.

Thursday, May 21
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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June – TBA

Location: AAC Woodshop

Registration Deadline: May 17, June TBD

Fee: $30 (must be an AAC member)

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Woodshop Project Classes

Peterson Bluebird Bird House

Join us and build your own bluebird bird house. All supplies included.

Wednesday, May 29
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: AAC Woodshop

Registration Deadline: May 24

Fee: $30 (must be a member)

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Bat House

In this class we will make a bat house that you can place in your yard. Bats are good for eating mosquitoes and other insects.

June – TBA

Location: AAC Woodshop

Registration Deadline: June TBD

 

Jewelry Box

This class we will make a beautiful jewelry box that will be perfect to display anywhere.

June – TBA

Location: AAC Woodshop

Registration Deadline: June TBD

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Ceramics

Calling all ceramic lovers! Our expert volunteer instructor will help you during each class! Bring your own greenware & paints, or for an additional fee, supplies can be purchased in class. Min-2, Max-20.

Wednesdays | 1-3 p.m.

May 1-29
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June 5-26
July 3-31
August 7-28
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Location: AAC Craft Room

Fee: $9 member, $14 non-member (monthly fee)

Four colorful pieces of ceramic pocket wall art decor.

Hand Building Clay Class

Home Décor Hanging Plaque

Wednesdays | 2 p.m.
May 8 & May 22

Create your own row of homes on this adorable hanging wall décor. All supplies provided. Must attend both classes.

Location: AAC Craft Room

Registration Deadline: May 6

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

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Wall Pocket Art

Hand build a fun piece of art that you can hang on the wall inside or outside. Use it as a planter, letter holder or just fun decor!  No experience needed. Must attend both sessions.

June 20 and July 11
Thursdays | 2 p.m.

Location: AAC Craft Room

Registration Deadline: June 19

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

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Chess Class

U.S. Candidate Master, Brad Lundstrom, provides chess lessons for all levels. Beginner players are encouraged to join; the class will be divided into two groups for lessons. Play for fun or join our tournaments. Min-2, Max-open.

June 4-25
July 2-30
August 6-27
Tuesdays | 10-11:30 a.m.

Fee: $20 member, $25 non-member (Monthly fee), drop-in $5

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Women’s and Men’s Pool Lessons

Calling all women and men, are you wanting to learn how to play pool? Or do you just want another opponent? Then join us Wednesdays for some tips and pool play on a table set aside just for you. Min-2, Max-open.

June 5-26
Wednesdays | 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Location: AAC Pool Room

Fee: Free member, $4 non-member

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Acrylic Canvas Painting Class

Instructor led class. Learn the basics of acrylic painting while creating a beautiful painting.

Baby Bee

Friday, May 17 
2 p.m.

Location: AAC Craft Room

Registration Deadline: May 14

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

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Spring Chicken

Thursday, June 6
2 p.m.

Location: AAC Craft Room

Registration Deadline: June 5

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

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Paint-R-tainment Canvas Painting Class

This is a beginner-friendly painting class with acrylic paint. It is instructor-led, step-by-step painting on canvas. The design is spring tulips.

Friday, May 17
2-3 p.m.

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

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painting of a bald eagle.

Paint-R-tainment Acrylic Painting Class

The 4th of July is just around the corner and this proud eagle is ready to celebrate! All Supplies are included. No experience is needed.

Thursday, June 27
2-3 p.m.

Location: AAC Craft Room

Registration Deadline: June 26

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

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Paint-R-tainment Acrylic Painting Class

Breezes are blowing and so are the dandelions. Paint this pretty painting with step-by-step instructions.  You can Paint!

Thursday, July 25
2-3 p.m.

Location: AAC Craft Room

Registration Deadline: July 24

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

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Chair Yoga

Try chair yoga with Edie. This is a great way to get the wonderful benefits of yoga. Staying seated while doing yoga means that if your balance is not perfect or you aren’t flexible, you can safely do the exercises! Min-4, Max-30.

June 5-26
July 3-31
August 7-28
Wednesdays | 1-1:45 p.m.

Location: AAC Meeting Room

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member (monthly fee)
$5 drop-in fee

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Strong People

A partnership with the Area Agency on Aging; this class is held at the AAC. Call 970-400-6117 to register.

April 15 – July 5

Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 9 a.m.
Monday and Thursday | 11 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday | 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Location: Conservatory   

Fee: Free

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SilverSneakers® Classic

Increase muscle strength and range of motion and improve activities for daily living. You will have a chair for seated exercises and standing support. Your instructor can modify the exercise for your fitness level. Min-2, Max-30.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:15 -11 a.m.

Location: Meeting Room 2

Fee: $4 drop-in, Free with AAC membership, or SilverSneakers® and Renew Active membership

No registration needed.

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Review T’ai Chi Class

Don’t want to fall behind? Keep practicing all summer before fall classes begin. Informal class each Wednesday. Drop in as often as you would like.

June 5 – August 7
Wednesdays | 3-4:30 p.m.

Location: AAC Meeting Room 2

Fee: Free AAC member, $4 non-member

 

Qigong Part 1

Qigong will teach a series of breathing and movement exercises based on traditional Chinese techniques. These exercises are designed to build overall health, flexibility, balance and strength. Fred Jennes has taught and studied this for over 40 years.

July 9-30
Tuesdays | 10-11 a.m.

Location: AAC Meeting Room 2

Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

Computer User Group

Computer User Group of Greeley, Colorado (CUGG) is a non-profit organization that holds monthly meetings on the 2nd Sat of each month and other community activities that are free and open to the public for education about new and better ways to use and maintain PCs and other digital devices. The format consists of three 30-minute presentations, announcements, and Q&A. Visit https://cugg.org for more information.

Saturday, June 8
1-3:30 p.m.

Location: AAC Meeting Room 2

Fee: Free

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Boomers Be Booming

Baby Boomers (and those older), are you feeling uninspired, down, even depressed? Does your life lack purpose, self-respect, self-fulfillment, respect from others, need something to do? There is a solution that doesn’t involve money, drugs, exercise, religion, meditation…IT IS Writing! Come and see how writing can help with these problems.  Get your mojo back.  Please call the AAC to reserve your seat at 970-350-9440. Instructor: David Yoho

June 5-26
July 3-31
August 7-28
Wednesdays | 2-3 p.m.

Fee: free for members, $4 drop-in fee for non-members

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A rainbow corkscrew tie dye colors

Tie Dye Class

Whether you are new to tie dyeing or have been doing it for years, join us for a free class with Shelby Boyce, from Blossom Brokerage.

Monday, June 17
1:30 p.m.

Location: AAC Craft Room

Fee: Free

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Storytime for Grownups

June 4 & 18  
Tuesdays | 10-10:45 a.m.  

Join us for some stories as we read aloud.

Location: June 4 – AAC Game Room, June 18 – LINC Library

Fee: Free

 

Fraud Awareness Prevention

Older adults reported losing more than $1.6 billion dollars to fraud, come and find out about the latest frauds and scams and how you can protect yourself. Speaker: Robert Meisner, Fraud Specialist Greeley Police.

Wednesday, June 12   
1-2 p.m.

Location: AAC Fitness Room

Registration Deadline: June 11

Fee: Free (but must reserve your seat)

The Truth About Reverse Mortgages

​The bank does not get to keep your home! Learn how Reverse Mortgages really work, the safety changes that have made them a great program for seniors, and the financial strategy of using your home’s equity to live a more comfortable retirement.

Tuesday, June 11 
1-2 p.m.

Registration Deadline: June 11

Location: AAC Meeting Room 1

Fee: Free