ALL at LSC-North Harris offers a variety of activities for older adults

Calling all active adults! Spring is just around the corner, so be sure to take advantage of all it has to offer. Come and meet other members of the community by joining the Lone Star College-North Harris Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL). The ALL program offers more than 100 classes each year, ranging from technology to watercolor art.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a membership community that offers free and low-cost classes, events and activities for adults age 50 and better. Membership costs $20 per academic calendar year and allows members to register for any ALL class offered at LSC-North Harris. Some courses may require an additional material, workbook or entry fee.

In addition to the classes, there are monthly lunch and learns, movie matinees, and day trips throughout the Houston area.

Upcoming classes and events include:

Caregiver Essentials, February 4 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Presented by Kimberly Hegwood, estate planning and elder law attorney, Caregiver Essentials is an engaging presentation geared toward elder care and long-term planning for those who are caring for their loved ones. Learn what it takes to plan for long-term care and protect your loved ones assets along the way.

Grow Your Own Health, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Invest in your health by learning why whole food nutrition is so important to good health and how to put vine ripened produce within reach by starting a garden on your patio or balcony.

The Bill of Rights, February 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tommy Grant and Louis Abernathy will discuss the history of causes leading to the American Revolution, the framing of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Photo and Document Preservation, February 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Preserving the past, shaping the future: Do you have old letters, certificates, or photos from years past that have yellowed and are beginning to deteriorate? Learn from an expert how to organize and preserve your valuable documents and photographs so that their life is extended.

Home Based Business Opportunities, February 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn to separate the scams from the legitimate business opportunities and how to decide if you want a job or a business.

Carry Out Healthcare Decisions, February 13 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Home health vs. hospice is a course that explains the differences between home health and hospice and what each service has to offer, and who benefits from these services. The course will cover what benefits are available under Medicare for each of these services.

Lets Go Birding, February 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This is a classroom presentation of birding, how to identify them, how to attract them and information about birding locations in the area.

A Walk in the Park, February 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Jesse Jones Park
Learn about characteristics of some of our most common trees to help you identify them in winter without leaves.

Best Places for Senior Living in the Houston Area, February 27 from 11 a.m. to noon
Ethel ODell will present the pros and cons of owning your home, downsizing, living in an over 55 community, assisted living, or staying where you are.

Confused About Medicare?, February 27 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Whether you are helping your parents understand Medicare or choosing a plan for yourself, Toni can help you choose the right solution for your situation. Bring your Medicare questions for her to answer.

For more information about the ALL program and a complete listing of courses, call 281.765.7947 or visit LoneStar.edu/all-nharris.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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