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…

AARP Safe Driving Class

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

Thursday, May 11
12-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $20 AARP member, $25 non-member (Payable to the instructor at the time of class)

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 separate groups for lessons. Play for fun or join our tournaments. Registration required.

Tuesdays, May 2-30
10-11 a.m.

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



Join us for Greeley Retired Academic Study Program (GRASP), an opportunity to learn new things and hear from educational speakers.

GRASP Presentations
(meets on the 2nd, and 4th Monday of each month)

Mondays, April 24
May 8 and May 22

1:30-3 p.m.

April 24 – Artificial Intelligence; member leads discussion

May 8 – Cycling Without Age. If you want to enjoy the Poudre River Trail but have difficulty on a bike or walking the distance, Tess Jones has your solution. Tess will inform us about the benefits of the international Cycling Without Age program, that is providing free trishaw rides along the Poudre River Trail. An outdoor demonstration and rides around Lincoln Park will be included in the presentation.

May 22 – How do you learn something new? Join Susan Collins and Jenean Huckaby as they present a program on Ways of Thinking – Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning.


GRASP Impromptu Discussion and Social Gathering
(meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of each month)

Mondays, April 17
May 1 and May 15 (no meeting May 29 – Memorial Day)

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Fee: $5 member, $10 non-member
(one fee payment covers all meetings from January through May)

Active Adult Center, 1010 6th St., Greeley, 80631

Register in person at the Active Adult Center, 1010 6th St., Greeley 80631

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 in the AAC woodshop. The following topics will be 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 the 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 2022. Before you can use the woodshop or attend other classes, this class must be taken. Min-2, Max-4.

Friday, May 12
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 11

Fee: $20 (members only)


Woodshop Safety Annual Proficiency Class

This is for members who were approved to use the woodshop in 2022. The AAC requires all individuals who use the woodshop to have an annual safety review course. Participants will receive a revised safety manual and review safety procedures for the major pieces of equipment. We will also cover shop usage issues in general. Min-2, Max-6.

Tuesday, April 25
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Registration Deadline: April 22


Wednesday, May 24
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Registration Deadline: May 23

Fee: $15 (members only)


Woodshop – Oak Plant Stand

Part I & II

Join us to make a 24” tall red oak plant stand. This fun class teaches how to take a rough-cut piece of red oak and turn it into a very usable and beautiful plant stand. This is a two-part class, so participants MUST attend both sessions. The first day will be to mill your oak pieces and build the base of the stand. You will also cut and edge-glue the wood that will become the top of your project. The second day will be to complete and attach the top of the stand. Class participants will need to supply, and apply their choice of finish on their own time. Min-2, Max-4.

Tuesday, April 17
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 18
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline: April 14

Fee: $50 for both classes (members only)


Introduction to Scroll Saw

Explore some creative projects that can be done using a scroll saw. Learn the basic functions & safety of a scroll saw. You will have hands-on experience using the saw by creating a simple project. Min-1, Max-4.

Tuesday, May 9
1-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 8

Fee: $20 (members only)


Woodshop – Paddle Shaped Cheese Boards

Come and design your own paddle shaped board using a selection of hardwoods. Day 1 you will create your unique edge-glued project board. Day 2 you will plane your board using the thickness planer and then rough cut your piece using the band saw.  Finally, you will use a table router to shape your project using a template, then bull nose the edges. Once cut, you will sand and finish your original piece. Final finishing will be at the participants own time and expense. This is a 2-part class in which you MUST attend both sessions. Min-2, Max-4.

Tuesday, May 16
1-3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 17
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 15

Fee: $35 members (members only)


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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.

Wednesdays, May 3-31
1-3 p.m.

Fee: $9 member, $14 non-member


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 on the first day of class, cash only! Min-2, Max-7.

Mondays, March 20 – May 22
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesdays, March 22 – May 24
1-4 p.m.

Wednesdays, March 22 – May 24
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: March 21

Fee: $30 member, $35 non-member


Boomers Be Booming

Instructor : David Yoho

Baby Boomers (and those older), are you feeling uninspired, down, or even depressed? Does your life lack purpose, self-respect, self-fulfillment, and 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.

Mondays, May 8 – June 5
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Fee: Free; however, please call the AAC front desk to reserve your seat at 970-350-9440.

Emergency Preparedness

Instructor: Luis Raldris, Aetna
Emergency preparedness is especially important for seniors who may have unique needs and challenges in the event of an emergency. The class will discuss the types of emergencies we may face, including natural disasters and man-made emergencies such as power outages. We will discuss the potential impacts of these emergencies, including disruptions to medical care, mobility challenges, and increased vulnerability due to injury or illness. Next, we will cover the steps to prepare for emergencies, including developing a personal emergency plan and assembling an emergency supply kit. By the end, participants will understand the key steps/strategies for emergency preparedness, as well as a personalized emergency plan that considers their unique needs and circumstances.

Monday, May 8
1 p.m.

Fee: Free; however, please call the AAC front desk to reserve your seat at 970-350-9440.

Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers – Aspen Club

As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Call Aspen Club at 970-495-8565 to register. Class held at the Active Adult Center.

Thursday, May 11
10.-11 a.m.

Call Aspen Club at 970-495-8565 to register.

Class held at the Active Adult Center.

CPR / Frist Aid

Instructor Erin Cranston
This Adult First Aid/ CPR/ AED course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries, sudden illnesses, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is designed for individuals with little or no medical training who need an overview of first aid techniques. Upon course completion, participants will receive a certification card valid for two years.

Tuesday, May 9
1-4 p.m.

Fee: $40 with certification, $15 without certification

Writing Your Life

Instructor Mary Borg

Whether you are just getting started or are half way though writing your stories, this class is for you! Come join us. Min-8, max-open.

Wednesday, March 22 – May 3 
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fee: $60 member, $65 non-member