Continued Learning at Sherwood Oaks

This time of year something special happens at this Retirement Community PA,
Sherwood Oaks. The Continued Learning Committee present their highly popular
schedule of classes. All classes are free and begin at 10:30 a.m.
(unless otherwise indicated). All are open to the public.
Call (800) 642-2217 to register for any of these free classes.
October 3, 10, 17 & 24….. Dr. Bill Markus, retired Chair of the Political
Science Department at Duquesne University,
shares his keen observations of world events.
October 4 ……………………… Musician and teacher Jno (John) Hunt will
present a program on “Tin Pan Alley” musicals.
October 5 ……………………… Pittsburgh History and Landmarks
Association, “Celebrating Pittsburgh.”
October 11 ……………………. Jerry Andree, Cranberry Twp Manager.
October 12…………………….. Gerry Frankovich presents
“The Story of Football.”
October 12 ……………………. Sherwood Oaks resident discuss current events
in a program titled “News and Views.” 4 p.m.
October 18…………………….. David Newell shares his recollections as
Mr. McFeely from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
October 19…………………….. Krista Ball discusses how The Caring Place
helps children (and adults) cope with grief.
October 25…………………….. Gary Augustine discusses “the Civil War:
Causes, Courses and Legacy.”
October 26…………………….. Civil War re-enactor Susan Thomas showcases
“Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy.”
November 13 & 14………… AARP Driver Safety Class. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$12 for members, $14 for non-members.

Want to learn more about this active Retirement Community PA? Call for more information or a tour! (800) 642-2217.

Continued Learning Classes at this Retirement Community in PA

In the last blog we listed five of the most popular classes offered by the Continued Learning Committee at this retirement community in PA, Sherwood Oaks. Continued Learning offers a free series of discussions, programs, lectures and demonstrations designed to provide a forum for continued personal learning, growth and development. We didn’t have space for all ten in the last blog, so here are the remaining classes. These programs at this retirement community in pa are open to non-residents as well, so call us at (800) 642-2217 if you would like to attend.
1. Politics – It’s an election year after all, and understanding the political arena leads to better informed voters.

2. Gardening – for those who have or want a green thumb, there are plenty of helpful gardening tips.

3. News & Views – This fun and interactive program offers open discussion about the most up to date stories covering today’s news.

4. Local Interest – Find out about places of interest in Butler County, trailblazing women of Pennsylvania, and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter in Washington County, to name a few.

5. Collections – Attendees get to see fascinating collections of unique items like vintage jewelry, world artifacts and whimsical compilations gathered by resident collectors.

Ten Most Popular Continued Learning Classes

People never stop learning, especially at retirement communities in pa. So it’s no surprise that one of the early innovations made by Sherwood Oaks residents was to begin a Continued Learning program. Continued Learning offers a free series of discussions, programs, lectures and demonstrations designed to provide a forum for continued personal learning, growth and development. Classes are offered in the Spring and Fall at this retirement community pa, and are presented in the Sherwood Oaks auditorium.

We’ve developed a list of the ten most popular classes. We only have room for five in this blog. Look for the rest of the list in an upcoming blog about this retirement community pa.

1. Careers – This top-attended program features a resident or guest who leads an informative discussion about their celebrated profession.

2. Current Affairs – University professors and other experts are invited to share timely information covering diverse topics including Understanding Marcellus Shale, Afghanistan, and The Taliban.

3. Historical Subjects – The historian in all of us gets a chance to hear accurately researched presentations covering exciting local, national and world historical perspectives.

4. Music – The more leisurely minded enjoy music in their life and programs such as The Art of Listening to Music and Symphonic Music presentations.

5. Travel – Experience first-hand accounts about unique travel destinations, cultures and artifacts as well as valuable travel insights.