Program for Seniors Learners Includes 16 Available Classes

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

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.

Courses planned for the Spring include: “Mah Jongg,” “History of Kiryas Joel and Its Impact on Orange County,” “Beginning/Continuing Yoga,” “Color Pencil Drawing,” “Route 66 Revisited: Miami Beach and the Keys,” The Essence of T’ai Chi,” “Choosing a President,” “World War II in Europe,” “Hiking,” “Book Club,” “Then and Now: The O&W from Cornwall to Middletown,” “Bridge--Intermediate and Advanced,” “The Children’s Civil War,” “Document Examination: Forgery,” “Aquasize,” and “Films for Everyone.”

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 Spring 2016. 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