Enrichment Classes

50 Plus Anniversary LogoLearn a new skill, grow your mind, connect with your community. Find programs like gardening, knitting, crafting, laughter workshops and become tech savvy. Don't miss out on our many virtual program opportunities too!

Below are all of our upcoming opportunities.  Click on the highlighted bar code number to register.  Check back often for updates as we gradually resume programs and events.

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Cooking: Healthy Cooking in Your Electric Pressure Cooker (a.k.a. Instant Pot)

Lose the fear and fall in love with one of the hottest kitchen gadgets. Electric pressure cookers are safe, easy, and a great way to get healthy and delicious dinners made fast. Price includes a demo and sampling of meals.

1 - 3 hr. class - $36 / $41 nonresidents

8018                       Roeland Park Community Center                          3/25     Thu      5 pm

8019                       Roeland Park Community Center                          4/22     Thu      11 am


Meditation: Building a Meditation Practice in the New Year

Many of us are feeling the need for a reset in the new year. Taking a few minutes to focus your mind each day can reduce stress, pain, depression, and more. Meditation is a simple, cost effective solution to a great number of health concerns. It helps with a person's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. this introductory class is offered by certified meditation leader Whit Welch. The health benefits of meditation will be discussed as well as how to practice and create a sustainable practice. There will be time for a meditation session to get everyone started on the right path. Welch "believes just the benefits to an individual's physical health are reason enough to start a meditation practice. The fact that meditation also strengthens a person's mental and spiritual abilities is miraculous."

1 – 50 min session- $5/ $6 nonresidents             

8925                        Roeland Park Community Center                           4/21     Wed      6 pm


Technology :  Facebook® 101

Become the Facebook® guru to all of your friends.  Learn how to stay connected with your friends and family with just the click of a button. Guidance provided on setting up an account, posting a status, and posting pictures. Please bring your own device for hands on learning and know the Apple® ID or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account.

1 - 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

Matt Ross Community Center                                      3/9       Tue      10 am


Technology: Home Wifi

If you want to be able to tell your internet service provider’s IT support you’ve already tried basic troubleshooting when you call so you can skip to real solutions, enroll in this class. We’ll go over the basics of your home WiFi components, what they do, and some fundamental steps you can take to remedy simple problems before requiring professional help. What is a modem? How is it different from a router? What are the differences between dial-up, DSL, and fiber optic internet infrastructure?   Hard or soft reset? All of these questions and more will be answered.

1 – 1 ½ hr. class - $15 / $17 nonresidents         

7944                    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                 1/19     Tue       10 am


Technology: How to Use Zoom

Zoom is the new buzzword! Learn how to sign up and use the software platform Zoom. Bring your device and any associated account passwords.

1 - 1 hr. class - $10 / $11 nonresidents 

8075              Roeland Park Community Center                     2/23     Tue       10 am

8076              Roeland Park Community Center                     4/15     Thu         1 pm


Technology: Information Sourcing

The internet is an information jungle. There are no rules concerning validity and relevance on any particular site. This class does not aim to tell you what to think or where to look for the information you seek. Its sole purpose is to help you discern safe and reputable information sources from satirical or misleading ones. We’ll go over domain infrastructure, the nature of ad revenue and its influence on social media, as well as scholarly outlets for vetted information about which you can be confident. 

1 -1 hr. class - $13 / $15 nonresidents  

  7947          Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                            2/2       Tue      10 am


Technology: One-on-One Computer or Cell Phone Tutoring

Get specific training and questions answered by our patient and knowledgeable instructor. Participant is required to bring personal laptop, tablet, or cell phone to tutoring session. Call (913) 826-3160 to set up your appointment. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your account if applicable. Program fee nonrefundable. 

1 - 2 hr. class - $60 / $66 nonresidents

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Technology: Password Protection

“Password: Kv39X@^z!f9# does not meet password setting criteria.” Does remembering and resetting all those online passwords drive you bananas? Hear from a technology wiz on how to keep your personal information safely password protected in a manageable fashion.

1 – 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

8095               Roeland Park Community Center                    3/11     Thu         1 pm

8096               Roeland Park Community Center                    4/24     Sat        12 pm


Technology: Selling Online

Clearing out clutter? Looking to sell handmade wares? Class covers how to sell online safely. Learn tips and tricks to online payments, where to sell, and how to ship.

1 – 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

8097                Roeland Park Community Center                 3/16     Tue       10 am 

8099                Roeland Park Community Center                   4/24     Sat       9 am

    

Technology: Smartphone Photography

Take photos with better composition using your smartphone! Learn the basic operations, how to store and send pictures, plus more. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account.  

1 - 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

8034                       Matt Ross Community Center              1/26     Tue      10 am        


Technology: Smartphone Workshops 

Is your smartphone smarter than you?  Learn the basic fundamentals of your device through helpful bi-weekly workshops. Purchase each workshop individually or take them all! Handouts and hands-on instruction included. Please bring your own fully charged device for hands on learning and know the Apple® ID or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account.

1 - 1 ½ hr. session - $17 / $19 nonresidents

Android®

8125           Matt Ross Community Center    Contacts & Calling    2/11   Thu     10 am

8155           Matt Ross Community Center    Settings & Notifications   2/18   Thu     10 am

8156           Matt Ross Community Center    Email & Text           2/25   Thu     10 am

 8174           Matt Ross Community Center   Apps 101                 3/4     Thu     10 am

iPhone®

8125          Matt Ross Community Center    Contacts & Calling  3/18   Thu     10 am

8176          Matt Ross Community Center   Settings & Notifications   3/25   Thu     10 am

8177          Matt Ross Community Center    Email & Text           4/1     Thu     10 am

8176          Matt Ross Community Center    Apps 101                 4/8     Thu     10 am

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Osher Life Long Learning Institute

We are so pleased to partner with KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute which offers noncredit enrichment courses and events in accessible and innovative learning environments with a special focus for folks 50 and “better, although learners of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.  New classes will be added to the page and calendar as soon as they are scheduled.  


Skillbuilders Support Group

This education and support group is for widows, widowers, and caregivers.  Take time to socialize and share stories with one another then listen to a different presenter that will focus on a variety of topics each week.  From staying safe in your home, to car upkeep, to cooking for one the goal is to help those grieving find a new normal to keep moving forward.  Call (913) 826-2830 for more information.

AARP Smart Driver Courses

Keep your driving skills sharp!  Completing an AARP Smart Driver Course can mean a discount with some insurance companies.  No tests given.  AARP membership not required to take the course. In person classes are currently suspended.  Check back often for upcoming classes as soon as in-person options are available.

Aging Mastery Program

The 10-session program combines goal-setting, daily practices, and peer support to help participants make meaningful changes in their lives. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity.