Modern cosmology, Gandhi, and the "Bad Girls of Opera" are
among the topics offered through the N.C. Center for Creative Retirement’s
College for Seniors fall term. Designed to make learning fun when
full-time work is over, College for Seniors classes are open to adults
ages 50 and older.
A record number of 55 courses will be offered this fall: 24 will take
place at UNCA, 14 at First Baptist Church, seven at UNCA’s Kellogg
Center in Hendersonville, six at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community,
and one each at Westwood Co-Housing, the Botanical Gardens of Asheville,
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Montford Community Center.
As in past terms, traditional liberal arts, classes will be the focus.
Highlights include "One Country, Many Religions: How Do We Handle
It?" "Lives of Great Composers: Fact, Anecdote and Gossip"
and "American Decorative Arts: 1620 to 1920." Popular
experiential classes will also be offered, including theater dancing,
beginning piano and gentle yoga.
Courses are taught by peer seniors and outstanding UNCA faculty
College for Seniors classes meet for eight weeks beginning September
17. The $112 fee includes enrollment in classes, membership in the Center
for Creative Retirement, admission to campus special events, a parking
decal, ID card, and UNCA library privileges. For more information, call
the College for Seniors
office at 828/251-6384.