SUNY Orange Program for Senior Learners Offers Diverse Programs Covering Wide Range of Topics

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- Encore, the SUNY Orange program for senior learners in the Hudson Valley, announces 16 available classes that will be offered this Fall, covering such topics as history, literature, outdoor activities, crafts, movies and fitness. Registration for courses is now being accepted, with the first class beginning Sept. 2.

Encore, a lifelong learning program established for residents ages 50 and older at SUNY Orange, supports high-interest courses, most of which are generally short-run offerings (comprised of one to four class meetings) and held on the College’s Middletown campus.

Classes are taught by topical experts who have a professional background in the subject or have spent many years studying and/or teaching the topic. They are professors and professors emeriti, lawyers, businessmen, artists, musicians, bridge masters, and specialists in the various modes of spiritual and physical well-being. Class sizes are determined by available facilities, course content (lecture/hands-on) and effective learning strategy requirements.

Among the courses on tap for the Fall are: “Mah Jongg,” “1915-2015 Chester’s Erie Station,” “History of Middletown,” “Beginning/Continuing Yoga,” “Linguistic Turn,” “Heroes and Villains of the Hudson Valley,” “The Immigrant Experience,” “Hiking to Bashakill and Appalachian Trail Mount Peter,” “Book Club,” “American Gangsters,” “Layman’s Guide to Anthropic Principle,” “Visit Museum Village,” “Bridge--Intermediate and Advanced,” “Women During the Civil War,” “Aquasize” and “Friday Movies.”

Membership in Encore is required in order to register for the upcoming courses, and membership must be paid for registration for classes will be accepted. Membership dues are $45 per year and Encore has openings available for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information, contact Encore at (845) 341-4896 or visit the organization’s web site.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940