Lifelong Learning / Continuing Education2019-01-24T19:08:47-05:00

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Active Wellness Program at St. Alban's

This free program is a classroom for lifelong learning, a refuge for meditation and exercise, a parlor for engaging conversation and discussions, and a place for dear friendships to grow. It attracts older adults from the neighborhood and beyond who are drawn to the delicious (and nutritious!) daily lunch and diverse activities — such as a farmer’s market with free produce, exercise classes, and field trips.

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Adas Israel Behrend Senior Fellowship Lunchtime & Exercise Program

Participate in fitness classes, a delicious lunch and cultural programs. All DC residents 60 years and up welcome.

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American University Community Audit Program

American University’s Community Audit program allows individuals ages 55 and older who live in the 20016, 20015, 20008, and 20007 zip codes to audit one course per semester. Read more.

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American University Katzen Arts Center

The Katzen Arts Center brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one 130,000 square foot space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the new center provides state-of-the-art instructional, exhibition, and performance space for all the arts disciplines. Free yoga classes, exhibits, openings, and lectures.

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Byte Back Computer Classes

Byte Back’s mission is to improved economic opportunity by providing computer training and career preparation to underserved Washington, DC metro area residents.

Volunteers also welcome.

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Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library

The Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library offers free films, book groups, board games and trivia nights and many other activities.

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Cleveland Park Congregational UCC: Adult Activities

Cleveland Park Congregational UCC
Cleveland Park Congregational UCC has coffee hour conversations, small group meetings, and intergenerational events great for seniors. Go to www.cpcchurch.org for more information.

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Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library

The Cleveland Park Library supports older adults through wise aging seminars, book clubs, yoga, art education.

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Dorot University School Without Walls

DOROT University School Without Walls offers phone and online courses for older adults and caregivers who speak English or Russian. All you need is a phone, computer, or table to join lively discussions on a range of entertaining or educational topics. Gain friendship, support, intellectual stimulation, community, and more! Visit their website or call 1- 877–819–9147 for more information and to see a full catalog of conversation topics.

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Dupont Circle Village

Membership levels include associate members, full members, and household members, including reduced rates. There are also activities available for non members, including yoga, and lectures.

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Foundry United Methodist Church

The Foundry United Methodist church has many activities for the community, including lectures, volunteer work, and music. Check out the Calendar page to see what is going on!

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George Washington University Auditing Program

George Washington University offers residents 60+ who live in the neighborhoods surrounding GW’s Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, specifically zip codes 20037 and 20006 the opportunity to audit classes.

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Georgetown Neighborhood Library

The Georgetown library engages the community through movies, publishing discussions, English conversation, poetry workshops, yoga, book groups, art classes, music, and other activities.

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Georgetown University Auditing Program

People over 65 years can audit undergraduate level courses at Georgetown University for $50 a class.

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Get help with your Income Taxes

Visit the pages of these two organizations that may be able to help you with your tax preparation.

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Income Tax Help at Local Libraries

Beginning Feb. 1, 2019, local libraries will host income tax return preparation for qualified residents at many of our locations. The library partners with AARP to provide service to seven of our neighborhood locations.

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Iona Senior Services: LGBTQ Programming

See what Iona Senior Services is doing to support older adults who identify as LGBTQ..

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Live and Learn Bethesda

Live & Learn Bethesda was created to enrich the communities by offering interesting, informative and stimulating classes with a wide range of topics including Exercise & Fitness, Arts & Music, History & Literature, Computers & Technology, and Local & General Interest. They are just over the DC line, but not far away!

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Mather LifeWays Telephone Topics

Mather LifeWays Telephone Topics is a great way to connect with others, learn new things, or enjoy musical performances–all from your home! You can even access guided chair yoga or meditation sessions over the phone. To participate, dial 1-888-600-2560.

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Memory Lab: Preserve and Play -- Collaboration with the DC Public Library

Learn the best practices and start archiving your important documents and photos in this collaboration with the DC Public Library.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University (OLLI at AU)

Membership in OLLI provides a daytime opportunity for increased social interaction and new friendships through participation in study groups. Gathering in social spaces and attending trips provide additional opportunities for socializing. Cost is $300 for a semester or $550 for both fall and spring semesters. Members can take up to three classes a semester. Free lectures. Scholarships available.

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Palisades Neighborhood Library

Visit the the Palisades Library to participate in French conversation, book club, writers workshops and other activities.

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Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library

The Shaw library offers English conversation, adult learning, GED, writing, improvisation, and other programs. Intergenerational programs abound.

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Sibley Senior Association

Sibley Memorial Hospital invites you to become a member of the Sibley Senior Association, to help you maintain your good health. With over 7,000 members the annual fee for new members is $20 for one person and $38 for two people at the same address. They offer a wide range of classes, seminars, events, and discounts.

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church Prime Time Senior Ministry

Join us every Wednesday for Food and Fun with Prime Time Senior Ministry!
Every week Prime Time gathers to watch an interesting program or lecture, followed by lunch and exercise class. There are always new friends to meet and new things to learn, so we hope you’ll join us! Transportation is available if needed, Please contact Deaconess Cassie Brown for more information.

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Temple Sinai Daytimers Program

Temple Sinai offers a wide array of education opportunities during the day which are open to the public, including a lunchtime lecture series.

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Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library

The Tenleytown Library offers many activities for older adults including a knitting group, yoga, book clubs, author talks, book talks, job seekers clinics, career change groups, english language, conversation, and fitness classes.

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The Center for Mindful Living

The Center for Mindful Living is a sanctuary in the city, offering meditation classes and special events related to the practice of Buddhism, mindfulness, healthy living, kindness and community. Many classes are offered on a drop-in basis, including Daily Meditation from 7:30 – 8:15 am Monday through Friday. All are warmly welcome to learn, practice and gather in fellowship here.

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United States Botanic Garden

Visit the Botanic Gardens and enjoy their vast collection. Free of charge. Tours and programs available.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Institute of Gerontology: Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program touches the lives of adults who need extra assistance to live independently in their homes and communities. The program serves frail older adults, adults with disabilities, and those with terminal illness. Senior Companions assist their adult clients in basic, but essential ways: by offering companionship and friendship to isolated older adults, assisting with simple chores, providing transportation, and adding richness to their client lives.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Senior Tuition Program

Tuition and fees normally required for students will be waived for qualifying seniors, 65 years or older and a resident of the District of Columbia on a space availability. Courses are held at the Community College and the University.

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Vita Tax Clinic

Individuals and families who need help with income tax return preparation can visit the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site on the Van Ness campus.

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Well Connected

Well Connected offers activities, education, support groups, and fun conversation over the phone or online. You can connect no matter where you are and at no cost to you. Conversations run the gamut, with past topics covering everything from art and zoology to meditation. Well Connected also meets 365 days a year, so there’s always a lively conversation for you to join. Most groups last about 30 minutes to an hour. Newcomers are always welcome! And, if you don’t feel like talking at first, you’re welcome to just listen as long as you let the group know you’re there. If you’re ready to register, please contact 877-797-7299 or email coviaconnections@covia.org.

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West End Neighborhood Library

The West End Library offers many activities for older adults, including a movie night, coloring club, art club, writing club and intergenerational activities.

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