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Classes for Senior Learners

Seeing the historical murals painted by World War II German prisoners of war at the James D. Veatch Camp Breckinridge Museum and Arts Center in Morganfield, Kentucky, is just one of the many offerings of this springs Senior Learning for Fun program offered by Workforce Solutions at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The intent of the program is to continue to challenge senior adult minds in a 1-2 hour time frame without the long-term commitment of frequent class meetings, said Jennie Boyarski, senior learning for fun member.

Senior Learning classes begin January 26 and run through May. Participants can register for one or all courses for one low registration fee of $25.

Class topics include learning about:

  • meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people who have experienced a major disaster;
  • the basics of digital photography, including loading pictures on your computer, adjusting and editing photographs on your computer, printing, and e-mailing pictures;
  • security issues and employee responsibilities at the McCracken County Jail;
  • laws that are important for senior citizens; and much more!

Participants can sign up for the trip to Morganfield that includes additional travel to Marion, Kentucky to enjoy a meal at The Mill Restaurant and a visit to the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum. The trip will cost $40 for participants who have registered for the spring series. For participants who only want to go on the trip, the cost will be $65. Checks should be made out to WKCTC Senior Trip, which covers transportation, admission, and lunch.

Checks can be mailed to the WKCTC Workforce Solutions, P.O. Box 7380 Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380. Individuals can also register in WKCTCs Emerging Technology Center business office, room 133.

Classes are scheduled based on the number of people register. No registration confirmations will be mailed. Participants will be notified if classes are full or canceled.

Check out more information about Senior Learning for Fun spring offerings.