HAVERHILL, MA — Are you mad for mad-scientist horror movies? Or perhaps you have written lyrics and need a tune? Maybe you love all things “Little Women”. Or are worried about finding purpose in retirement. These topics and more will be explored this fall during Northern Essex Community College’s College of Older Learners (CoOL) Program.

CoOL is a program for anyone 50 and older who want to expand their minds as well as their social circles. Participants are part of a community that enjoys learning and exploring issues relevant to older learners.

A seminar showcase will be held Wednesday, September 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St. Seminar leaders will give a brief presentation of the courses offered in the fall.

Other seminars, lectures, or courses include Mad Scientist Horror Movies from the 1930s-1960s, Tai Chi to Improve Health, Walking for Fun & Exercise, Why Can’t We Just Sing Along?, The Science of Prayer and Healing, France in the 19th Century, Photography for Fun, Reading “Little Women”, Arts and Aging, and Poetry is Not a Foreign Language. For a complete list of offerings, visit www.necc.mass.edu/cool.

Typically, classes meet once a week for a five-week period. Most courses cost $35.00 and some courses have additional costs (such as purchasing a book or other class-related material such as a yoga mat). Most seminars/lectures/courses take place on NECC’s Haverhill Campus at the Opportunity Works Building (HOW), 671 Kenoza Street.

To register, call enrollment services at 978-556-3700 or visit the website for additional ways to register. (Approximately one week prior to the start of the course, a letter will be mailed with the details on location, dates, and times. Parking tags will be mailed to those attending courses not offered at the Haverhill Opportunity Works building.)

For additional information on CoOL, call 978-556-3110 or email Cool@necc.mass.edu.

 

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