College of the Canyons Extension is gearing up for the spring semester of its newly expanded Emeritus College. Formerly known as the Older Adult Program, Emeritus College courses are developed to promote the mental and physical health of older adults by exercising their creativity and thought processes, as well as increasing their mobility through fitness and individual development classes.
“Emeritus classes are specifically designed to meet the needs of older adult learners, addressing not only a wide variety of subject matter but also the social and emotional needs of mature students who take classes for the love of learning,” said Karen Gorback, associate dean for community extension and noncredit programs.
Some new classes starting in the spring include Tai Chi, Tai Chi in a Chair, Computers and You II, Shakespeare Is Still Number One, The Law and How to Use it, Creative Expression through Symphonic Band, and Preparing Your Writing for Publication. Other classes include Film Appreciation, Tuesdays With the Professor, Creative Expression Through Jazz Band, Writing Personal Histories and Music Appreciation.
Students are invited to attend classes at several locations, including the main COC campus and at active senior developments and apartment complexes throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Classes are tuition free but may require students to purchase materials or books. For more information, please call the Canyons Extension office at (661) 362-3300.