Enrichment Classes

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Learn 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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Crafts: Caring Hands Knitting Group
Join this generous group of individuals who knit and crochet hats for charity. Free lessons given to beginners. Knitters unable to attend are also welcomed to knit at home and bring their hats in to be donated The Roeland Park Community Center accepts yarn, knitting needles, and hat donations year-round from those unable to attend meetings; call 913-826-3160 to learn how you can contribute. 
Ongoing - 2 hr. sessions - FREE            

26589    Roeland Park City Hall     5/2 - 8/29        Tue    1 pm

Crafts: Hobby Group
Love crafting? Bring whatever project you are working on and get crafty with other members of your community. Meets weekly. Call the Roeland Park Community Center with questions (913) 826-3160.
Ongoing - 2 hr. sessions - FREE

26590    Roeland Park City Hall     5/5 - 8/25         Fri     1 pm

Crafts: Silver Hair & Golden Needles Knitting and Crochet Group
Join this new group and socialize while you work on the current project.  Call 913-826-2830 for details.
Ongoing - 3 hr. sessions - $1 weekly

           New Century Fieldhouse        Thur.        4 pm


Gardening: Gardening with a Master Gardener (Virtual)
What is that?  How do I grow or do this?  What should I put in my garden?  What type of garden do I like?  So many questions and no one to ask until now.  Join the K-State Extension Office on a variety of gardening topics and be free to discuss your gardening questions with a Master Gardener. 
1 - 1 hr. class - FREE

26876   Pollinators Plants for Shade                             Virtual           5/2      Tue      2 pm

26877   How to Make Gardening Easier                       Virtual           6/6       Tue      2 pm

26878   Coffee and Garden Convo                                Virtual            8/1       Tue      2 pm


Special Interest: AARP Smart Driver Course
Keep driving skills sharp and lower insurance rates at the same time!  Completing an AARP Smart Driver Course can mean a discount with some insurance companies.  No tests given and no AARP membership card required.  Reserve your spot, space is limited!  Pay with check at the door made out to AARP.
1 - 4hr. session - $20 / $25 non-AARP Members

26613             Roeland Park Community Center                  7/22     Sat         9 am  

26614             Roeland Park Community Center                   8/19     Sat         9 am

Special Interest: Advanced Healthcare Directives
This class introduces the process and documents involved in preparing one’s future medical care, should you become unable to speak for yourself. This class is presented by the K-State Research and Extension office.
1 - 1 hr. class - $5 / $6 nonresident        

26615             Roeland Park Community Center                  8/23     Wed     10 am

Special Interest: Be in the Know...Alzheimer's and Dementia
Learn how to recognize common signs of Alzheimer's and dementia; how to approach someone about memory concerns; importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis. Presentations by Alzheimer's Association.
1 - 1 hr. class - FREE

26870   Effective Communication Strategies                            Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            5/3         Wed        2 pm

26871      Understanding and Responding                                Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse             6/7         Wed       2 pm

26873      Money Matters                                                              Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            7/5        Wed        2 pm

26874        Living with Alzheimer’s: Younger Onset (Part 1)     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse           8/2        Wed        2pm

Special Interest: Cooking Basics for 1 (Virtual)
Cooking great tasting and healthy food does not have to be intimidating and complicated. Learn the basics of how to plan, prepare, read a recipe, and make modifications when cooking for just one. Program presented by K-State Extension.
1 - 1 hr. class - Free

26884             Virtual Program                 7/25    Tue      2 pm

Special Interest: Developing Healthy Habits
Learn how to create new and sustainable goals, habits, and routines around nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and sleep so you can reach your health goals. Program presented by K-State Extension. 
1 - 1.5 hr. class - $5 / $6 nonresidents  

26841           Matt Ross Community Center           5/16     Tue      10 am

Special Interest: Dining with Diabetes
Do you want to learn more about managing or preventing type 2 diabetes for yourself or loved one? This program is designed to help you make simple and lasting changes to live a healthier lifestyle. Program presented by K-State Extension.
4 - 2 hr. sessions - $35 / $39 nonresident

26885           Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                  6/20    Tue      2 pm

Special Interest: Living with Garden Wildlife (Virtual)
Join naturalists from Burr Oak Woods for a discussion on learning to coexist, and manage conflict, with the wildlife in your garden.
1 - 1 hr. class - FREE

26707             Virtual Program                  5/4       Thu          10 am

Special Interest: Money Habitudes
New! A game-like assessment played with a deck of cards to help people understand and talk about their finances in a fun, constructive way. It allows people to pinpoint underlying financial habits, attitudes, and motivations to make behavior changes. This program helps participants engage in financial discussions and have insight into what motivates and triggers their behavior. Participants can then predict situations that can derail them and plan successful strategies to keep them on track to reach their financial goals. This class is presented by the K-State Research and Extension office.
1 - 1.5 hr. class - $5 / $6 nonresident   

26616     Roeland Park Community Center                       8/30     Wed     10 am

Special Interest: Open Road - Get Out to Dodge (Virtual) 
Are you up for a road trip of your own? Our Open Road series offers information on destinations just outside of our Day Trip radius boundaries, so you have all you need to hit the road yourself! Join a staff member from the Dodge City Visitors Bureau and the Boot Hill Museum to hear about this exciting western Kansas town!   
1 - 1 hr. class- FREE                

26705             Virtual Program                      6/16     Fri   10 am 

Special Interest: Wits Workout 
You are never too young or old to get started training your brain.  Participants will take part in interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. A session will consist of a pen and paper activity and an educational topic on memory, brain health, or health and wellness. Program presented by K-State Extension.
4 - 1.5 hr. sessions - $10 / $11 nonresident       

26712  Matt Ross Community Center                           8/3       Thu      10 am

Special Interest: Your Valuable Records
Learn how to record, keep track, safely store, and organize paperwork and documents important in daily life, emergencies, financial caregiving, or estate planning. Program presented by K-State Extension. 
1 - 1.5 hr. class - $5 / $6 nonresident

26717  Matt Ross Community Center                           6/13     Tue      9 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 - $62 / $68 nonresidents

24370     Roeland Park City Hall & New Century Fieldhouse                 By Appt.

May - August:

1 - 2 hr. class - $62 / $68 nonresidents

26617             Roeland Park City Hall                            By Appt.

26681             New Century Fieldhouse                         By Appt.


JCPRD 50 Plus Department is pleased to bring you additional educational opportunities through KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  and the National Council on Aging's -  Aging Mastery Program.  Click on the logos below to learn more and register for courses offered at JCPRD facilities. 

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