Denise Deschene (cenre) leads a Tai Chi demonstration earlier this year at the Women’s Spirituality Workshop. She will be hosting a Tai Chi session for Elder College this term.

Denise Deschene (cenre) leads a Tai Chi demonstration earlier this year at the Women’s Spirituality Workshop. She will be hosting a Tai Chi session for Elder College this term.

Elder College registration coming up

Fall is on its way, and so is the upcoming fall semester of Cariboo-Chilcotin Elder College.

Judy Jenkins

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

Fall is on its way, and so is the upcoming fall semester of Cariboo-Chilcotin Elder College.

Several new courses as well as some longtime favourites will be available for signing up at the course registration time on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at St. Andrew’s United Church at Huckvale Place.

Registration will get underway at 1 p.m. and close at 2:30 p.m. and courses will be filled on a first come/first served basis.

Members only are able to take these courses, and new members can join the college at this registration day.

A second registration date will be at the Seniors Activity Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for only those courses that are not filled.

New on the course list this time include Travel Tips for Seniors, led by Toni Linde; Getting Plugged in with Social Media, led by Sharon Taylor; Introduction to Tai Chi, Yoga and the Feldenkrais Method, led by Denise Deschene, Tricia Ramier and Kate McDonough; Soups, Stews and Sandwiches, led by Therisa Peimer, and Book/Journal Covering, led by Audrey Dye.

Technology comes the forefront, with Getting to Know Your Tablet Computer, led by Will Cooper. This is not a class for iPad users. There is a separate course for Exploring the iPad Together, led by Ken Grieve and Barb Aquilon.

Other technology classes include Cell Phones Plus — 2014, led by Jeanine Morgan, who also teaches Working with Word and Excel Made Easier.

Bob Wanless offers an Introduction Computers, while Chris Fletchers leads Computers — The Next Steps.

Chris also teaches More Computers-Beyond the Next Steps and How to Set Up Your Windows 8 Computer Platform.

For those with an interest in art, look to the Let’s Draw course led by Elaine Watt designed to change your “I can’t draw” to “Wow! Look what I drew!”

Elder College continues to offer the popular A Day on the Williams Lake River Valley Trail with Fred McMechan and A Cariboo History Tour with Barry Sale.

It will include St. Joseph’s Mission site, Onward Ranch, the Sugar Cane church, Pinchbeck gravesite and on out to the Fraser.

The second day will start at 150 Mile House, covering 153 Mile, Miocene, Ochiltree, Halfway and the Horsefly Museum.

The last day will be a trip along the old Soda Creek Road to Rudy Johnson’s Bridge, Springfield Ranch, Soda Creek, Dunlevy Ranch and McLeese Lake.

Philosophers’ Café, a longtime favourite for many, will continue with Course Leader Bruce Mack.

Two Community Service Lectures are open to everyone at no charge but those interested must register in advance as class sizes are limited.

Dora Foote, Community Physiotherapist; Angela LaPrairie, Community Occupational Therapist, and Kimberly Fletcher, Better at Home Program, will lead the class on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Vera Lehar will lead a one-session course on Chemicals and Your Skin — for women only. Registration is required with a maximum of 20 students.

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