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Summer 2014 LIFE Courses

Summer Session runs from June 16 - August 29th 2014 with no classes on July 4th.
Days are abbreviated as follows:
M - Monday, T - Tuesday, W - Wednesday,
Th - Thursday, F - Friday, S - Saturday,
SU - Sunday

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Day Trips


Day Trip to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia

This unique museum in Philadelphia opened in 1863. It contains over 25,000 medical specimens and historical artifacts. There will be a guided tour of the small museum for about 1 hour. After the tour, another hour is allowed for self-touring or a visit to the museum gift shop. We will meet at 1:00pm at the Mt. Laurel Campus parking lot for a van ride to the Museum. Estimated return time is 6:00 pm. Cost: $ 8 per person. No refunds after August 1, 2014. Space is limited!

LFB 212 37 -1
August 18 MON 1-6 pm
Mt. Laurel
Instructor: Gary Warga

 

The Chocolate Lover with Lunch

Join us at Michel Cluizel’s Chocolatrium and Chocolate Museum. We will have a private guided tour featuring the history of chocolate, the process from beans to bars and a tasting of ‘Single Estate’ Chocolates. A lovely light French lunch will be included. Tasting will include hot chocolate, chocolate truffles, French pastries and a French Macaron. Cost: $29 per person, no refunds after June 1, 2014. Space is limited!

LFB 108 37-1
June 26 THU 11-1 pm
Meeting at Michel Cluizel’s Chocolatrium
in West Berlin
Instructor: Marie Markus


Pemberton Campus


Basics of Microsoft Office Suite

This course covers the fundamentals of each component of the Microsoft Office Suite.  Each student will construct a Word template, an Excel income and expense spreadsheet, and an Access address list. The course will be customized to the interests of the students. Students MUST have access to a computer and some familiarity with it. Bring a flash drive.

LFV 109 31 -11
June 16 - August 25     
MON 9:30-11:30 am
Pemberton
Instructor: Vernon Reeves

 

 

 

Medicare Basics

As you approach your Medicare age of 65, or if you are already receiving Medicare, it is important to understand the benefits and the options available to you. This class will also explore the State of NJ and local benefits that are available to seniors.

LFH 329 31—1
June 17 TUE 12—1pm     Pemberton

Instructor: Melissa Dykstra

 


Mount Laurel Campus


From the Left

Current events will be discussed, including politics, ethics, religion and local interests from a liberal perspective. Bring articles for discussion topics. Participate in a lively discussion!

LFI 159 32 - 11
June 16 - August 25     
MON 10:00 -11:30 am
Mt. Laurel          
Instructor:  Isabelle Addis

 

 

Fun and Games

Like puzzles? Love trivia? Adore oddities? This is for you! Team competition and lots of fun! Get your brain in gear!

LFG 135 32-8
July 2 -August 20          
WED 12:30 -1:45 pm
Mt. Laurel          
Instructor:  Rotating

 

Meditate with Us

We are offering a meditation group that will start with a guided visualization followed by 20-30 minutes of silent contemplation. Both beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.

LFH 224 32 -5
June 17-July 15             
TUE 1 —2 pm
Mt. Laurel          
Instructors: Carol Richards and Peggy King

 

 

Rummikub

Come out and play a “Rummy Type” of game using tiles. Not only is it easy to learn, but there are strategies in the game that stimulate the eyes and the mind. It is a very easy game with several layers to make it interesting and keep your mind alert.

LFG 292 32 - 10
June 20-Aug 29           
FRI 2 - 4pm
No class July 4th
Mt. Laurel          
Instructors: Val Donor and Barbara Calahan

 

Medical Pioneers (Pre-1900)

A brief profile of several people prior to 1900, who have had a major impact in the field of medicine. Individuals presented include: Hippocrates, Harvey, Jenner, Pasteur, Freud and others.

LFG 543 32 -6
July 7 - August 11         
MON 2-3 pm
Mt. Laurel
Instructor: Gary Warga

 

 

Discussion with a Touch of Psychology

Topics for discussion will be taken from the class. Please bring a written topic to the first class. “Meet with the shrink and leave in the Pink.”

LFH 234 32 -4
August 5 - August 26   
TUE 10-12 pm
Mt. Laurel
Instructor: Dr. Elvira DiCola

 

Learn to Crochet with Basic Stitches

Find out how to crochet with Basic Stitches, in order to make many types of items for yourself, as gifts or for charity. Bring to class a crochet hook size K, 1-2 skeins of acrylic yarn.

LFA 219 32 —4
July 24 —August 21         THU 1—2:30 pm
No Class August 7th

Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Linda Nasuti

 

 

De Clutter –Part 1: Reduce Stress

Slide presentation, discussion and checklist handout re: reducing stress and improving life through getting rid of unused items. The class will include numerous suggestions for what to do with those items. Part I of 2 classes.

LFG 406 32 — 1
June 17                 TUE 6—8 pm
Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Linda Coughlin

 

De Clutter – Part II: Selling on eBay

Slide presentation, interactive discussion and actual selling on eBay.  Students will need access to the internet. Class will go from steps to prepare to be an eBay seller to actual listing of an item, to (if sold) packaging and mailing item.

LFG 407 32 — 5
June 24 — July 22             TUE 6—8 pm
Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Linda Coughlin

 

 

Religions East and West: Buddhism, Hinduism, Monotheism

Buddhism and Hinduism (Eastern) originated in India. Judaism, Christianity and Islam (jointly known as “Monotheists”, also called Abrahamic or Western Faiths) originated in Jerusalem. As two distinct groups, the Eastern and the Western religions took divergent paths to spirituality. We will discuss the cause of divergence and the consequences.

LFH 222 32 — 7
June 17 — July 29             TUE  10 —11:30 am
Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Vijay Kapoor

 

Chess I: How to Play

Chess I will teach the basics of chess and introduce class members to playing the game and discussing the moves to determine why the move/s was appropriate. Members are invited to stay for the Chess II class (2:30 to 4pm) where strategies and tactics will be taught: as well as actual games played against other members. OPTIONAL: (Bring boards and pieces if you prefer to play with them (special set), otherwise boards and pieces are supplied in class.

LFG 178 32 —11
June 16 —August 25       MON 1:30—2:30 pm
Mt Laurel             Instructor: Ken Honeycutt

 

 

Chess II: Strategies, Tactics, Historical Games and Competition

In Chess II: you will study and learn the game’s strategies and advanced techniques with the help of electronic tutoring grandmasters Josh Waitzkin and Larry Christiansen. Learn complex tactics and review famous historical games. Then use all you’ve learned to challenge classmates in “duels-of-the-mind” competition. OPTIONAL: (Bring boards and pieces if you prefer to play with them (special set), otherwise boards and pieces are supplied in class.

LFG 379 32 —11
June 16 —August 25       MON 2:30—4 pm
Mt Laurel             Instructor: Ken Honeycutt

 

Retirement Income Planning

Retirement Income Planning is all about understanding how much annual income you will need during your retirement years to support the lifestyle that you want and positioning your assets to provide that income.

LFI 224 32 —1
June 19                 THU 12:30 —1:30 pm
Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Joseph Johnson

 

 

Basics of Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of mapping out how you want your personal and financial matters to be handled during periods of incapacity or at your death. An estate plan should be implemented with the assistance of an experienced estate planning attorney.

LFI 225 32 —1
August 21            THU 12—1 pm
Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Joseph Johnson

 

Art History

This class will cover art history of early civilizations through Greek and Roman Art. And then move on to visit the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

LFA 100 32 —2
June 7, June 21                 SAT 11 —1pm
Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Jayne Yantz

 

 

Geography of the World

Explore the geography of the world, its regions, countries and cities as seen from the perspective of geology, climate, economics, culture, politics and the future.

LFG 182 32 —2
June 14, June 28                               SAT 11—1pm
Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Larry Liggett

 

Take Control of your Health

Are you coping with an on-going Health condition? Are you anxious or depressed or coping with daily pain? Are you providing care for someone with a chronic condition?
Take Control of your Health is a six week workshop taught by certified trainers in this Stanford University based program. Set your own goals to improve your health and your life: Find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and stress. Discover better nutrition and exercise choices. Get the support you need.

LFH 138 32 —6
June 20 —August 1         Friday 10—11:30am
No class July 4th
Mt. Laurel

 

 

Understanding Your Investments

Understanding Your Investments is designed to help you better understand investments and learn how your money is working for you. Some topics to be covered include: Stocks, Bonds, Risks, Mutual Funds, Fees, Taxes, 401ks, Annuities and Wills.

LFI 141 35 —1
July 17                   THU 12—1 pm
Mt. Laurel           Instructor: Joseph Johnson

 

Medicare Basics

As you approach your Medicare age of 65, or if you are already receiving Medicare, it is important to understand the benefits and the options available to you. This class will also explore the State of NJ and local benefits that are available to seniors.

LFH 329 32 —1
July 12                   SAT 12—1 pm    Mt. Laurel

Instructor: Melissa Dykstra

 

 

 

 


Burlington County Library


The Soviets

The birth, life and death of the Soviet Union

LFI 263 26 - 8
January 23 - March 13                   
THUR 10 - 12 pm
Burlington County Library            
Instructor: Ed Eisen

 

American Music

From early opera to folk music, from jazz to musical comedy. From theater to the concert hall to today’s  pop. All will come under the umbrella to yield good listening and good times.

LFM 296 26 - 8
January 23 - March 13                   
THU 1 -3 pm
Burlington County Library            
Instructor: Ed Eisen


Mt. Laurel Library


Exercise Fitness: Session I

These exercises will focus on strength and flexibility designated or designed to strengthen different parts of the body. This course is designed to provide knowledge, not to solve health problems. (Not a certified trained physiologist.) Bring your own large towel or mat.

LFH 235 22 - 8
January 14 - March 11
TUE 10:15 - 11:30 am
No Class:  January 21
Mt. Laurel
Instructor: Harriett Adderley

 

Exercise Fitness: Session II

These exercises will focus on strength and flexibility designated or designed to strengthen different parts of the body. This course is designed to provide knowledge, not to solve health problems. (Not a certified trained physiologist.) Bring your own large towel or mat.

LFH 236 22 - 8
April 1 - May 20
TUE 10:15 - 11:30 am
Mt. Laurel          
Instructor: Harriett Adderley

Medicare Basics

As you approach your Medicare age of 65, or if you are already receiving Medicare, it is important to understand the benefits and the options available to you. This class will also explore the State of New Jersey and local municipality’s benefits that are offered seniors.

LFH 329 21 - 1
January 14          
TUE 12 - 1 pm
Pemberton        
Instructor: Melissa Dykstra

LFH 329 22 - 1
January 15          
WED 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Mt. Laurel          
Instructor: Melissa Dykstra

LFH 329 24 - 1
January 17          
FRI 12 - 1 pm
Mt. Holly             
Instructor: Melissa Dykstra

LFH 329 23 - 1
January 22          
WED 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Willingboro JFK                
Instructor: Melissa Dykstra

 

Reverse Mortgage Information

An explanation of the requirements needed to obtain a reverse mortgage and information concerning a reverse mortgage. We will also cover the facts about payment options, including safety, FHA requirements and what the funds can be used for.

LFI 400 24 -1
January 17          
FRI - 1:30-2:30 pm
Mt. Holly             
Instructor: John Donch

LFI 400 22 - 1
March 12            
WED - 2 - 3 pm
Mt. Laurel          
Instructor: John Donch

LFI 401 22 - 1
March 12            
WED - 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Mt. Laurel          
Instructor: John Donch

LFI 400 23 - 1
March 19            
WED - 12:30 -1:30 pm
JFK Willingboro Senior Center
Instructor: John Donch

LFI 400 21 - 1
March 26
WED - 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Pemberton        
Instructor: John Donch

Understanding your Investments

Understanding your Investments is designed to help you better understand investments and learn how your money is working for you. Some topics to be covered include: Stocks, Bonds, Risks, Mutual Funds, Fees, Taxes, 401k’s, Annuities and Wills

LFI 141 25 - 1
February 20
THU 12 - 1 pm
Mt. Laurel Library            
Instructor: Joseph Johnson

 

 


Willingboro JFK Senior Center


Mah Jongg I — Learn and Play

Learn as soon as two sessions; then play and join the fun!

LFG 270 33 —11
June 19 — August 28      THU 1 —3:30pm
Willingboro JFK Senior Center    Instructor: Patricia McMahon

 

Mah Jongg II — Learn and Play

Join the fun! Join the gang! Please bring a current Mah Jongg Card, and if you have one, a Mah Jongg set.
LFG 284 33 — 11
June 19 —August 28       THU 1 —3:30 pm

Willingboro JFK Senior Center    Instructor: Pat MaMahon

 

 

Conversational German

All levels are welcome, no prior knowledge required.  We discuss German culture, history, politics, entertainment, travel, and will show German movies with sub titles.
LFL 128 33 —8
June 17 — August 5        TUE 12:30 —2pm
Willingboro JFK                 Instructor: Georg Erk

 

 

Bridge: Beginner Play

Are you looking for a new mentally stimulating game that can be fun and socially rewarding? Come out and learn to play bridge! Each week there will be a lesson that introduces a new bridge concept, and a general review of those previously discussed, followed by playing scripted hands that reinforce these concepts.
LFG 248 33 — 11
June 17 — August 26      TUE 3 —4:30 pm
Willingboro JFK                 Instructor: Maryanne Stedman

Bridge: Intermediate Play

Come and meet new bridge playing friends. This class is for people who have already explored “Beginning Bridge” and for those with previous bridge playing experience. Each week there will be a 15 minute lesson that focuses upon a specific aspect of the game followed by 90 minutes of playing hands related to these topics.
LFG 251 33 —11
June 17 — August 26      TUE 1—3:30 pm
Willingboro JFK                 Instructor: Maryanne Stedman

 

 

Medicare Basics

As you approach your Medicare age of 65, or if you are already receiving Medicare, it is important to understand the benefits and the options available to you. This class will also explore the State of NJ and local benefits that are available to seniors.

LFH 329 33 —1
July 16                   WED 12—1 pm                  JFK Senior Center

Instructor: Melissa Dykstra

 


BCC Mount Holly Center


Write a Memoir or Book

Use your creativity, imagination, inventiveness, and thinking outside the box talents to write a memoir manually or with electronic devices. Bring note pad, writing tool and your glasses!
LFL 132 34 — 3
June 16 — June 30           MON 10 —11:30 am
Mt. Holly              Instructor: Janet Maria Mee

 

 

Can’t Live Without Books

Discussion on the following books, to be read before class: “Storykeeper” by Daniel A. Smith, “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, “Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin.
LFG 274 34 — 3 sessions
June 13, July 11, August 8             FRI 11am – Noon
Mt. Holly              Instructor: Tina Hoffman

 

Medicare Basics

As you approach your Medicare age of 65, or if you are already receiving Medicare, it is important to understand the benefits and the options available to you. This class will also explore the State of NJ and local benefits that are available to seniors.

LFH 329 34 —1
June 25                 WED 12—1 pm                  Mt. Holly

Instructor: Melissa Dykstra

 

 

 

 


Westampton Burlington County Library


Classic Foreign Films

Viewing and discussing 3 “Stranger in a Strange Land” films. Local Hero (British); Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (British); Walkabout (Australian).
LFH 446 36 —3
June 20, July 18, August 15           FRI 10—12:30 pm

Westampton Burlington County Library                 Instructor: Doug Olsen

 

 

 

 

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