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…

Chess Class

U.S. Candidate Master, Brad Lundstrom, provides chess lessons for all levels. Beginner players are encouraged to join; class will be divided into two separate groups for lessons. Play for fun or join our tournaments. Registration required.

Tuesday, September 6-27
10-11 a.m.

Fee: $20 member, $25 non-member, $8 drop-in

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GRASP

Greeley Retired Academic Study Program (GRASP) is back. Our first program will be a presentation “What’s Happening in Our Community” with guest speaker Deputy City Manager Paul Fetherston. He will update us on streets, schools, GET (Greeley Evans Transit) Bus system, City buildings, and more.

GRASP will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, September 19 – December 19

Fee: $5 member, $10 non-member

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Writing Your Life

Writing your Life Part 1

Jump into a new adventure of writing stories about your family and your younger years. Min-8, Max-open.

Thursday, September 22 – December 8*
1:30-3 p.m.
*no class Thanksgiving week

Location: Meeting Room 1

Fee: $66 member, $71 non-member

 

Writing your Life – 2,3 & 4

Come back to class and finish writing your stories. Min-8, Max-open.

Thursday, September 22 – December 8*
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*no class Thanksgiving week

Location: Meeting Room 1

Fee: $66 member, $71 non-member

 

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Woodshop Classes

Do you enjoy woodworking? Come and see what the AAC woodshop has to offer. We have one of the best woodshops in town at the Active Adult Center. Age 50+ can participate in any of our classes. Please note: Safety/Introduction to Woodshop Class must be taken first to participate in other classes.

Required Safety/Introduction to Woodshop Class

This class will focus on the major pieces of equipment available by covering the following topics: general safety, individual safety, hands-on experience with each major piece of equipment. This class is required for anyone wanting to use the woodshop. Min-2, Max-6.

Thursday, September 8
1:30-4 p.m.

Fee: $20 (members only)

Registration Deadline: September 6

Safety Proficiency Annual Woodshop Class

This class is for members who have been approved by the AAC to use the woodshop before the 2020 shutdown. AAC requires all individuals who use the woodshop to have an annual safety course. The class will review the new Woodshop Safety Manual. Min-2, Max-6.

Thursday, September 8
12-1 p.m.

Fee: $15 (members only)

Registration Deadline: September 6

Introduction to Scroll Saw

Come explore some of the creative projects that can be done using a scroll saw. Learn the basic functions and safety of a scroll saw. You will have hands-on experience using the saw by creating a simple project. Min-2, Max-3.

Wednesday, September 21
1- 2:30 p.m.

Fee: $15 (members only)

Registration Deadline: September 16

Wood Working Western Red Cedar Bird Feeder

This project will help you to learn miter cuts on the table saw, glue, and nail construction using a pneumatic finish nail gun, thickness planer, and belt sander.​ Min-2, Max-4.

Tuesday, September 20
12-4 p.m.

Fee: $30 (members only)

Registration Deadlines: September 15

Woodshop Charcuterie Board / Serving Tray

Come join us and make a black walnut charcuterie board/serving tray. This is a simple, edge-glued project that results in a usable and beautiful piece. This is a two-part class, participants MUST attend both sessions. On day 1 – select, cut, and glue your project. On day 2 – sand, and apply a finish.​ Min-2, Max-4.

Monday, September 12 & Tuesday, September 13
12-4 p.m.

Fee: $30 (members only)

Registration Deadlines: September 8

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Ceramics

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

Wednesday, September 7-28
1-3 p.m.

Fee: $9 members, $14 non-members

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Young at Art

This two-hour class is a place for new and seasoned artists to flourish in their personal art journey. The class will be devoted to a lesson taught about techniques. Individual time will be given to the students working on their personal art project. Students will work on their own personal projects during class and the instructor will give individual attention to students independently working with the medium of project of their choice. Supplies not included. Min-10, Max-Open.

 

Classes will resume at a later date

Traditional Chinese Qigong

Instructor Sifu Fred Jennes

Qigong is open to all and will teach a series of breathing and movement exercises based on traditional Chinese techniques. Exercises are designed to build overall health, flexibility, balance, and strength. Min-8, Max-20.

Part I

Wednesday, October 19 – November 2
10-11 a.m.

Part II

Wednesday, November 15 – December 14*
10-11 a.m.
*no class Thanksgiving week

Fee: $20 member, $25 non-member

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T’ai Chi Classes

Instructor Fred Jennes

T’ai Chi – Beginning

T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise. Developed by Monks, it is practiced with slow and gentle movements. The class will be taught by Fred Jennes, who has studied T’ai Chi for more than 40 years and is a qualified teacher. His goal is to offer a course that will enable you to build good health and mental focus. Min-8, Max-20.

Tuesday, September 20 – December 13*
10 a.m.
*no class Nov 22 (Thanksgiving week)

Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member

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T’ai Chi – Advanced

This is a class for students who have studied T’ai Chi previously with Fred Jennes. To attend you must have studied the 64 postures taught in the beginning class or receive permission from the instructor. Min 8 max 20

Thursday, September 22 – December 15*
10 a.m.
*no class Nov 24 (Thanksgiving)

Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member

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Banner Educational Programs

Each month Banner and its medical team will be providing educational topics that are important to the 50+ age group. Please plan to attend and bring your friends.

 

Classes will resume at a later date

Rocks to Gems

Join this gem of a class and learn beginning lapidary. Prepare stones for mounting, turn them into jewelry, and so much more! There is a $10 lab fee payable the first day of class, cash only! Min-2, Max-7.

Monday, September 12 – November 14
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 14 – November 16
1-4 p.m.

Fee: $30 member, $35 non-member

Registration Deadline: September 12

Stories Behind The Documents Which Changed The Trajectory Of American History

Come explore moments in American History that still impact our lives today. We will begin with the 1763 Treaty of Paris and end up with the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision handed down in 1896. Min-8,  Max-open.

Wednesday, September 21 – November 16
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fee: $48 member, $53 non-member

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AIMS Classes at the AAC

The Greeley Active Adult Center has a new partnership with Aims Community College. All classes take place a the AAC. You must register online with AIMS or stop by the AAC and pick up your paper application to attend the classes.  

Pilates with myo-facial release (foam rolling)

Let’s strengthen our core and work on flexibility with Pilates focused movements. We’ll include breath work to help us center and feel more present in our movements. Min-6, Max-open.

Tuesday, September 13 – October 4
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Fitness room

Fee: $49

Belly Dance

Instructor: Sandy Myer

Belly dance is the oldest dance form known to humankind and a celebration of life! It emphasizes developing balance and enables the student to perform a belly dance and learn the history of belly dance and costuming techniques. Min-6, Max-open.

Mondays, September 12 – October 3
4-4:45 p.m.

Location: Fitness room

Fee: $49

Stretch and Renew

Get on the mat and move your body through a full range of motion with a focus on breathing deeply. We will end each session with a guided renewal meditation. Min-6. Max-open.

Wednesday, September 14 – October 5
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Fitness room

Fee: $49