Program for Seniors Learners Includes 16 Available Classes

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- Encore, the SUNY Orange program for senior learners in the Hudson Valley, announces 19 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 classes running in September, October and November.

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 Fall include: “Mah Jongg,” “What is Islam?,” “Irogquois in the American Revolution,” “Ghosts? Spirits from the Civil War,” “Got Sleep? Stress, Sleep and Relaxation,” “Handwriting -- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,” “Color Pencil Drawing,” “Stories that Won’t Leave Us Alone,” “Book Club/2 Books,” “1945,” “T’ai Chi,” “The Amazon: Peru and Ecuador,” “Bridge,” “Making America Home,” “Acquasize,” “Movies on Trial,” “Implications of Philosophy in Quantum Physics,” “Bridge for Beginners” and The Mouth Body Connection.”

Encore also occasionally sponsors travel-learn trips to regional sites of interest for members.

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 Fall 2016. For more information, contact Encore at (845) 341-4896 or visit the organization’s web site at www.sunyorange.edu/encore.


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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940