Courses

During this 1 hour session the instructors will actively discuss the importance of body awareness and how to use specific movements to aid in the journey to become healthier mentally, physically, and emotionally.



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Foundations of Investing is an educational program for individuals who want an overview of investing, including key terms and investment types. This course will cover the basic features of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and the importance of asset allocation.



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This course will address and identify health issues that may affect people, and what can be done to improve one's health. The course will cover how health issues can be gender-specific, how age, body type, diet, and race can impact one's health, and how low-impact exercise, positive thinking, and relaxing activities can improve a person's health. Before the class, the instructor will prepare a survey for participants to complete so that particular issues may also be addressed. Class participants, can be placed on a list to receive health information periodically and will be provided information on national organizations that support health improvement ideas and actions, and form an accountability group that will provide support to each other as we move towards a healthier lifestyle.



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At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.



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Learn about Hurricanes and their impacts on Eastern North Carolina from a National Weather Service meteorologist! The course will discuss a brief history of hurricanes in our area, why you should never just focus on just the category of the storm, what the hurricane path track means, and the various impacts tropical cyclones can bring. We will also cover the hurricane outlook for the year while emphasizing that it only takes one storm to make an impact on your life! Any questions you may have will be discussed at the end of the class.



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Join us for great conversations about the 18 stories collected in Immigrant Voices highlighting the complex relationships of immigrants in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century with their families, friends, new surroundings, and home countries. The authors themselves have made many of the same kinds of transitions as the characters they portray, and they offer fresh perspectives on the immigrant experience. Coedited by award-winning author Achy Obejas and cultural studies scholar Megan Bayles, this anthology addresses the perennial questions about society and the individual that the authors of the great books have pondered for centuries.



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One lesson learned from the pandemic is that we need to engage with others and socialize within our community! Community mobility is critical for our quality of life and independence. In eastern North Carolina, that typically means getting around by personal vehicle. While research clearly shows that older drivers are generally safe drivers, the crash statistics do show that fatalities and serious injuries do increase after 75 years of age. The issue is that it is not age, but functional abilities that determines fitness to drive. Thus, just as we plan for changes in our homes and lifestyles, we may need to plan for changes in our driving options. This session will discuss strategies to: 1) prolong your driving lifespan, 2) use technology to promote driver safety, 3) plan for maintaining autonomy, 3) and determine when it is time to begin a transition to being a passenger. This lunch and learn will highlight options to keep you in the driver's seat, even if you are not the one driving!



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Learn about the start-up of the Afghanistan war - its people and the programs from a woman's perspective involved in humanitarian assistance. Learn of the personal and professional stresses involved in living and working in a war zone. Follow the personal journey of this North Carolina author in providing lifesaving assistance to vulnerable Afghan civilians caught in war. Reading the book before class is recommended but not a requirement for participation in the class.



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Capture your priceless moments. This workshop will focus on Smartphone photography, understanding composition, editing, saving, and sharing your priceless memories using one of our most accessible tools.



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We will discuss what elements each of us needs to consider with our estate planning at various stages of our life, as well as what documents we need, what each document should accomplish, and smart ways to save time, money, and stress in the process. This class will focus on factors to consider in deciding what documents you may need and how best to preserve and promote the wishes and assets of your estate.



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Learn about the religion of Islam from historic and contemporary perspectives. Participants will learn the basic terms of Islamic jurisprudence, leading them to an understanding of Islam and the beliefs and practices of Muslims.



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