55 Plus (Older Adults)
The Palo Alto Adult School older adult program for individuals 55 years of age or older is growing as the community population ages. Our course offerings for older adults vary widely based on interest and demand. In partnership with the Avenidas Senior center, many of our basic computer training classes are held at the Avenidas facility at 450 Bryant Street in Palo Alto or online at www.avenidas.org.
We also offer a day of education for seniors at Senior Friendship Day at Cubberley Community Center. Co-sponsored by Avenidas, the City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Adult School, the program brings seniors together for arts, crafts, education, exercise and information every Wednesday.
- CREATIVE WRITING
Instructor: Burt Liebert Register Now »
Liberate your imagination by giving it a voice! Whether you express yourself with poetry, short stories, dramatic scripts, narratives, autobiographies or essays, this class will encourage you to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with others. We will read our creations to each other and suggest ways to make our writing sharper, clearer and more dynamic.
- GENEALOGY: Intermediate
Instructor: Chris Green Register Now »
Reach back in time. This class is designed for those who know the basic skills for researching ancestry and wish to expand their techniques. Analyze research problems, organize family materials into a permanent record and write family histories. Information on computer programs and Internet sites for genealogy will be shared. Field trips included.
- SENIOR FRIENDSHIP DAY
Instructor: Thanh Kosen Nguyen, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lori Rock, email@example.com
Seniors are invited to attend presentations on topics such as money management skills, health news, free senior services available and activities such as crafts and exercise. Sign in by 10:30 a.m. and donate $3.00 for a catered lunch by La Comida Senior Nutrition Program. Lunch is followed by physical fitness/line dancing. Have fun and meet new friends! Co-sponsored by Avenidas and the City of Palo Alto Recreation Department.
- ENGLISH FOR OLDER ADULTS
Non-native speakers can study English.
*STATE SUPPORTED CLASSES
Classes marked by an * are partially supported by funding from the state.