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College for Older Adults offers classes

December 26, 2022

The College for Older Adults at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia, has been offering enrichment classes for “older adults” who are more than 50 years old.

The winter/spring term starts Feb. 14 and ends March 23. The COA is open to everyone 50 years of age and older who wishes to have a “fun” educational experience with no exams, no essays and no stress. The classes meet once per week for six weeks with plenty of time in between classes for socialization—and catered meals.

Some of the classes to be offered are native American culture, beginning computers, online genealogy, gardening, conflict in the Middle East, digital photography, great authors and novels, travelogues, the movies of Tom Hanks, health issues, great crime trials, the Carter Family legacy and many others.

One fee of $40 covers all classes. Students may take as many classes as they wish for that one fee. The detailed schedule — with descriptions, days and times — will be posted on the COA website, www.swcenter.edu/coa, around the middle of January. Registration can be completed online.

For further information contact Dr. Ramsey White, the COA coordinator, at rwhite@swcenter.edu or call 276-619-4377.