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…

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Friday, Sept. 24
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.  Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments to address some symptoms. 

Fee: Free, Registration required.
Call 970-350-9440 to register.

 

T’ai Chi Classes

Instructor Fred Jennes

Join the T’ai Chi classes at the Active Adult Center (AAC). T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise. Developed by monks, it is practiced with slow and gentle movements. Millions of Chinese citizens do T’ai Chi chi every day to maintain their health and strengthen their bodies. Fred has studied T’ai Chi for more than 40 years and is a qualified teacher of Chinese martial arts, as well as a licensed acupuncturist.

Beginning T’ai Chi

Tuesdays, September 7-December 7
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

The goal of this class is to offer a course that will enable you to build good health and mental focus. To participate in this class you must be able to stand unassisted for 20 minutes.

 

Intermediate/Advanced T’ai Chi

Thursdays, September 9-December 9   
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

This class is a continuation of the Beginning T’ai Chi Class. In addition to the solo T’ai Chi form, students will receive instruction in the T’ai Chi ruler and sword forms, as well as advanced qigong exercises.
Please note: you must have take the Beginning Tai Chi class or have permission from the instructor to register for this class

Fee: $40 member, $45 non member

Register Online, by phone (970-350-9440), or sign-up at the AAC.

 

Woodshop Required Safety Class

Do you enjoy woodworking? We have one of the best woodshops in town. This class is a requirement for those who wish to use the woodshop at the Active Adult Center. The 2-hour course will focus on the use of tools and equipment as well as general woodshop safety. After passing the class, you will have an annual pass to use the woodshop anytime the facility is open to work on your personal projects. Age 50+.

 

Chess Class

Tuesday, September 7-28
Time:
10 – 11 a.m.

We welcome intermediate and advanced chess players. U.S. Candidate Master, Brad Lundstrom, provides chess lessons for all levels. Play for fun or join our tournaments for prizes and Active Adult Center championships.

Registration required.

 

Rocks to Gems

Join this “gem” of a class and learn beginning lapidary. Prepare stones for mounting, turn them into jewelry or any other project of your choice. There is a $10 lab fee payable the first day of class, cash only.

Fall Sessions

Mondays, September 13-November 15 • Time: 9 a.m. – Noon
Tuesdays, September 14-November 16 • Time: 9 a.m. – Noon
Wednesdays, September 15-November 17 • Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Fee: $30 member, $35 non-members
Registration deadline: September 10 for all classes

 

Young at Art

Fridays, September 3, 17, 24 and October 1
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon

This two-hour class is a place for new and seasoned artists to flourish in their personal art journey. The first hour will be devoted to a lesson taught about techniques and mediums. Individual time will be given to the students working on the focus of the day. Other students may work on their own personal projects during class and the instructor will give individual attention to students independently working in the second hour. Supplies not included. You may pick up a supply list at the front desk. Min-10, Max-Open.

Fall Sessions

September Focus: “Drawing What We See, Not What We Know,”  Medium: Pencil
October Focus:  “Playing with Contrast,” Medium: Charcoal
November Focus: “Unexpected Color,” Medium: Acrylic
December Focus: “The Richness of Oil Paint,” Medium Oil Paint

Fee: $60 member, $70 non-member (monthly)

 

Writing Your Life

Thursdays, September 16-December 9*
Instructor Mary Borg

Write your memories of your childhood, mid years and adult life and maybe even publish your story!

Write Your Life Part 1
Time:
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Write Your Life Part 2
Time:
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Fee: $75 member, $80 non-member for Part 1 or Part 2 (12 weeks)
*no class Thanksgiving week

AARP Drivers Safety

​The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), with the Greeley Active Adult Center, is partnering up to provide monthly four-hour sessions of this informative course.

Fall Sessions

September 9 (canceled)
October 14 (canceled)
November 11
December 9 

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Call the front desk at 970-350-9440 to reserve your seat.

Stories From Colorado History

Wednesday, September 15-November 17
Time: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Instructor Mary Borg

Whether you have lived in Colorado all your life or are a newcomer, the stories of Colorado are fascinating. We’ll explore the history of Colorado up through the events of WWII. This course will included suggested readings, opinions and lectures and will culminate in a trip to History Colorado in Denver!

Fee: $65 member, $70 non-member plus entrance fee to museum (10 weeks)