Author Christie Mayall will be presenting a course on  advanced care planning with Kate McDonough during the spring semester of Elder College.

Author Christie Mayall will be presenting a course on advanced care planning with Kate McDonough during the spring semester of Elder College.

Elder College offers yoga course

Keeping fit with yoga is one of the 25 courses being offered by Elder College during the spring semester.

Christie Mayall

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

Keeping fit with yoga is one of the 25 courses being offered by Elder College during the spring semester.

In ‘The Yoga of Conscious Aging’ with JoAnn Hamm, you will take time to reflect, question, and explore where you are in your life, to help you to discover and explore a deeper part of yourself.

Also along fitness lines fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, kambucha, and kefir, are making a comeback.

Learn about how to make them and their health benefits in ‘Fermented Foods — A Hands on Experience’, with Karen Alphonse.

This column continues the outline of the first group of courses printed in the Jan. 4 edition of the Tribune.

Many of the courses are longtime favourites and some are new.

‘Introduction to the Ukelele’ is a beginner course with Sharon Hoffman, designed for those who have never played the instrument.

Bring your ukulele, your best singing voice, and your nimble fingers, and be prepared to have some fun!

In ‘Watercolours and More’ with Wally Chernoff and Audrey Dye, you will learn basic watercolour painting concepts and techniques and develop your creative ability to record your impressions of the world around you.

Many of us are starting to think about ‘downsizing,’ but where do you start?

In ‘Spring Clutterbusting,’ with Sally McCarthy, you will learn ideas and tips for de-cluttering your home and how to make those difficult decisions.

There will be three community service courses, with no cost to participants.

Diabetes is a serious health issue for many people in our modern society. Learn ‘All About Diabetes’: what it is, what causes it, who is at risk, and how can it be controlled and prevented, in this courses with Jillian Neuner and Tatjana Lauzon.

Restorative Justice is an alternative process to court proceedings that brings together the victim and offender to repair the harm that was done. In Williams Lake, restorative justice has been operating successfully for 20 years. ‘Introduction to Restorative Justice’, with Sandra Hawkins and Christie Mayall, will offer an overview of what restorative justice is and how it works.

“Speak Up: Start the Conversation about Advanced Care Planning” will help your loved ones by clarifying your desires regarding end of life care and writing them down. This course will be presented by Kate McDonough and Christie Mayall.

Elder College is open to anyone 50 years of age or older. The membership fee is $10 and provides the opportunity to participate in all of the Elder College courses, lectures and special events offered.

The main registration and sign-up for the upcoming spring session takes place Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church on Huckvale Place.

A second registration for courses that are not yet full will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Seniors Activity Centre from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Interested seniors may join Elder College on either of the registration dates, or in advance on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Seniors Activity Centre between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Most courses cost about $30, and are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Community service courses are free of charge and are open to everyone.