Osher Courses

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Monday

Underground Railroad Quilt Squares

9:00 am – 11:30 am

9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14

This class will be a historical perspective of Quilts that were part of the Underground Railroad, including blocks from 1691 to 1964. You will have the opportunity to study the blocks and then decide which ones you want to use for your quilt. It can be a sampler or one of your favorites. Instructions will be given for each block which will include: North Star, Monkey Wrench, Jacob’s Ladder, Churn Dash, Snail Trail and others. Supplies will be needed. Skill Level: Advanced.

Instructor: Mrs. Deloris Thomas

Location: City Center 4th floor

 

Line Dancing for Fun

New Students

10:00 am- 11:30 am

Returning Students

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14

If you know little or nothing about line dancing, this course is for you! Come learn some basic steps and a few simple dances that will get you started on the path to great fun and fitness. Sign up to make new friends, stimulate your mind, build your confidence and move your body!

Instructor: Mrs. Wanda Gardner

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room

 

Easy Acrylic Painting

10:00 am – 11:30 am

9/9, 9/16, 9/23/, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14

Techniques and tips. Step by step instructions. Paint and enjoy! This is a great stress reliever for beginners and creativity booster to an experienced artists. Bring your art supplies or enjoy basic supplies from instructor to create your master piece.

Instructor: Mrs. Oksana Davis

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Beginning Swimming

11:00 am – 11:50 am

9/9, 9/11, 9/16, 9/18, 9/23, 9/25, 9/30 & 10/2

This course is designed to teach adults the fundamentals of swimming in a fun and patient environment.

Instructor: Dr. Jodi Jenson

Location: Holland Hall Swimming Pool

 

Basic Quilting Session I

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14

If you have ever wanted to learn to quilt but never done so, this class is for you. You will learn the basics of quilting and construct your very own quilt at the end of the session. You will learn the basics of the color wheel, how to use a rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, sewing the cut shapes together, batting and more. Take the journey into quilting and enjoy the process. Supplies will be needed. Beginner skill level.

Instructor: Mrs. Deloris Thomas

Location: City Center 4th floor

 

Tuesday

Master Life 2: Disciple’s Personality

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 9/31, 10/8 & 10/15

A transformative Bible study that helps you experience life in Christ by the daily practice of six identified biblical disciplines: spending time with the Master, living in the Word, praying in faith, fellowshipping with believers, witnessing to the world and ministering to others. Requires a workbook $12.00

Instructor: Ms. Shirley Smith

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206

 

Do it yourself (Crafting with style)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 & 10/15

If you have always wanted to make decorations for your table, door, home or special occasions, this is the class for you.

You will learn to make every day and special occasion centerpieces, door wreathes, decorative tissue boxes, decorate with balloons and more. Class members will determine which or how many of these projects will be done in this class.

No prior knowledge or skills required, just lots of creativity.  Supplies are required.  

Instructor: Ms. Marilyn Foster

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206

 

Navigating the Internet

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 & 10/15

This course assumes that the student has a general sense of the basic computer skill-set needed to operate a personal computer (PC). The course introduces you to the terminology, techniques, and concepts that enables the student to successfully inquire, browse, surf, and/or Google most any subject or topic online. Extensive classroom activities and exercises will offer the student the confidence required to use their choice of webbrowsers,search engines, or bookmarks. Emphasis will center on Internet vulnerabilities. Security, and Safety concerns are introduced and the necessary precautions are discussed at length. The World Wide Web (WWW), Electronic Mail (Email) and  search techniques specifically Boolean Searches are additional topics of discussion. Taking this course enables the student to more effectively (safely and securely) navigate the Internet.

Instructor: Mr. Melvin Hill

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 207

 

Wednesday

Osher Silver Walkers

8:00 am – 9:00 am

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 & 10/16

Walking can offer numerous health benefits to people of all ages and fitness levels. It may also help prevent certain diseases and even prolong your life. It’s free and easy to fit into your routine. All you need is a study pair of sneakers.

Guide: Ms. Mary Alice Johnson

Location: Student Center indoor track, 3rd floor

 

Yoga for Everyone

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 & 10/16

This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are given to allow everyone to practice at their own personal level. Breath work and meditation combined with the asana (poses) make this class a rich time of practice. You will need a yoga mat for this class.

Instructor: Ms. Khalilah Davis

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room

 

Yoga for Everyone

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 & 10/16

This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are given to allow everyone to practice at their own personal level. Breath work and meditation combined with the asana (poses) make this class a rich time of practice. You will need a yoga mat for this class.

Instructor: Ms. Khalilah Davis

Location:  City Center 4th Floor

 

Thursday

IPhone Explorers

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17

Are you interested in exploring and learning more about your iPhone? Students will learn how to get the most out of using their iPhones. Workshop will include but is not limited to: downloading apps and graphics, GPS directions, utilizing Siri, making notes, making voice memos, face time, checking your email, and other fun stuff.  

Prerequisite: iPhone 6 TO 10

Instructor: Mrs. A. Delores Minor

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206


Google It!

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17

Google is probably best known as a search engine called Google Chrome. Google provides many services to perform many various tasks for your phone or tablet. Learn some of the most popular services available with Google account.

Instructor:  Ms. Jackie Barrett 

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 207

 

Beginning Spanish

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17

This course is designed for beginning students, who want to continue learning the basics of speaking Spanish.

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Intermediate Spanish

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17

This class is design for those who have a basic background in Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Friday

Economics, War, Politics, Mass Media

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, & 10/18

In these sessions we will continue to explore the historical barriers the Blacks face to full participation in American Society through the nine areas identified by Neely Fuller, Jr. economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war. We will review the varied solutions posed by noted experts and discuss the feasibility and implications of becoming engaged in systemic change. We will continue to reference the texts used in the prior sessions and other selected texts, articles, and videos.

Instructor: Mr. Kenneth Elazier

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206

 

Game Day

1:00 – 3:00 pm

9/27, 10/11 & 10/25

Do you like friendly competition or maybe a team activity? Come out and play cards or a board game in a relaxed atmosphere while making new friends.

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206

 

2 Day Class

Driver Safety

Tues. and Wed. September 17-18, 2019

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drier’s aged 55+. Benefit from a discount on your auto insurance upon completion of the 2 day in-class only course. $15 AARP members, $20 non-members.

Instructor: Mrs. Loretta DiCamillo

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Campus Tour

Tuesday Sept 24, 2019

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us on a bus tour of our beautiful campus led by an Oshermember and Hampton Alum.

Guide:  Ms. Patricia Hollingsworth

Location: W.O. Lawton parking lot

 

Casual Gourmet Cooking Class

Culinary Institute of Virginia

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday September 27, 2019

With Casual Gourmet, guest of all experience levels will learn to prepare a tasteful healthy cuisine. From beginner to whiz, their Chef Instructors can help you learn or refine techniques, so even a good can be a great cook! Learn has never been this much fun, hands on, and tasty!

Instructor: Chef Mary Cook

Location: City Center: 11850 Merchants Walk, Newport News, VA 23606

$15.00 admission per person

 

Weekend Paint Party

October 4, 2019

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Osher is offering a completely different kind of art experience that is more like fun art, not fine art, and is suited to anyone who has never picked up a paintbrush. (Wine included)

Cost $20

Instructor: Ms. Crystal Johnson

Location: Hampton University Museum

 

Free Seminars

Common Legal Misconceptions on Elder Law

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday September 25, 2019

“I am not eligible for Medicaid until I spend all my assets.” “My financial accounts are joint so I don’t need a power of attorney.” You can’t believe everything you hear. Come learn how to protect yourself from fraud, exploitation by relatives and how to plan for long term health care. Learn what is guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney, estate planning (wills and trusts), Medicaid planning, probate and estate administration, and advanced directives.

Instructor: Elizabeth Bircher Esq.

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

AARP Organization and Benefits

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. Learn about the organization and membership.

Instructor: Ms. Philisa Johnson

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Safety and Awareness

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday October 2, 2019

Learn how to be safe in your home and while traveling. Protect yourself from financial scams and identity theft. Also, learn how to be proactive by reporting suspicious activity and emergency preparedness.

Instructor:  Cpl. M. Steward, HPD and Cpl. Sapp, HUPD

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Your Life Your Legacy

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday October 9, 2019

We take personalized funeral services to the next level with custom menus, themed decor, just the right music, keepsakes and much more to reflect the unique life of each individual. Whether it is traditional, cremation or a unique service, learn what is possible.

Instructor: Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Elder Abuse

11:30 – 1:00 pm

Thursday October 10, 2019

Abuse can happen to anyone—no matter the person's age, sex, race, religion, or ethnic or cultural background. Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. This is called elder abuse. Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person's home, a family member's house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home.

Instructor: Dr. Francis Gray

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Nutrition Jeopardy

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Friday, October 29, 2019

Creating a healthy lifestyle starts with small steps every day to improve the balance in your nutrition choices. “Nutrition Jeopardy” is presented in the format of the long running

TV program. The course is as engaging as it is informative.

Instructor: Ms. Stephanie May, MS, RD, RL

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Pricing Your Home in Todays Real Estate Market

10:00 – 12:00 pm

Tuesday October 15, 2019

The single most important factor to consider when you're selling a house is that you've priced it correctly. You must pick the absolute right price tag based on how much your house is worth if you want it to sell. Lunch provided

Instructor: Maurice Hadley, Abbitt Realty

Location: W.O.Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Peabody Collection

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday October 17, 2019

The Peabody Collection is one of the oldest African American library collections in the country. In 1905, George Foster Peabody obtained 1,400 books and pamphlets on the Negro and slavery from bibliophile Tucker A. Malone and lent them to the library.

Guide: Ms. Gladys Bell

Location: Hampton University Harvey Library

 

Geriatric Assessment Clinic

Wednesday October 23, 2019

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is defined as a multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of an older adult in order to develop a coordinated plan to maximize overall health with aging.

Learn about the process, benefits and follow-up.

Instructor:  Denise Butler, MS

Location:  W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

  

Movie Day

 

The Best of Enemies

August 16, 2019

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost $5

 

If Beale Street Could Talk                            

September 20, 2019               

12:00pm – 3:00pm                 

Cost $5                                    

 

Mr. Church

October 18, 2019

12:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Cost $5

    

 Travel with OLLI

Hampton University

 

Dubai & Oman:

February 1- February 11, 2020

  

The Greek Islands: Mykonos, Santorini & Crete with Athens extension

July 7-July 2020

            

You may also register for classes online:

 

http://universitycollege.hamptonu.edu/page/Osher-Lifelong-Learning-Institute

By mail or In-person

                

 

 

Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

October 24, 2019

Cost $55

 

 

 

Museum of the bible

November 13, 2019

Cost $55