Enrichment Classes

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 fall 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

 37887              Roeland Park Community Center                    9/30            Wed            5 pm

 37888              Roeland Park Community Center                    10/28           Wed            1 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 - $19 / $21 nonresidents 

37942             Matt Ross Community Center                11/17   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

38062             Roeland Park Community Center                                        By Appt.

 

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 - $19 / $21 nonresidents 

37904             Roeland Park Community Center                  10/17   Sat           9am                        

1 - 2 hr. class - $19 / $21 nonresidents 

37902             Roeland Park Community Center                   11/5   Thu           10am     


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 - $19 / $21 nonresidents 

37943              Matt Ross Community Center             10/6     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 - $15 / $17 nonresidents

Android®

37950               Matt Ross Community Center   Email & Text                    9/24   Thu     10 am

37951               Matt Ross Community Center   Apps 101                         10/1   Thu     10 am

iPhone®

37956               Matt Ross Community Center   Contacts & Calling           10/8   Thu     10 am

37955               Matt Ross Community Center   Settings & Notifications    10/15 Thu     10 am

37954               Matt Ross Community Center   Email & Text                     10/22 Thu     10 am

37952               Matt Ross Community Center   Apps 101                          10/29 Thu     10 am

            

 NEW! Technology: Social Media

Unsure what apps are out there? Get help finding apps that can make your life easier, help you save money, and connect with others. Learn to search for apps on your mobile device and find apps that can work for you.

1 - 2 hr. class - $19 / $21 nonresidents 

37906                         Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                          12/1     Tue      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.