50 Plus Program

COM 50 Plus drawing class
COM 50 Plus art show

Registration for 50 Plus Program

Registration for the Summer 2016 semester will be Monday, May 2, to Friday, May 27. Register on the computers at the COM Learning Center-Delmar from May 2 – 27. To register by phone, call 409-933-8226 or 409-933-8586.

NOTE: If this is your first time to register as a student age 50 or older, you must register at the Lifelong Learning Center or in the Continu­ing Education Office on the main campus and show proof of age. A photo ID will be required to show proof of age, i.e., a valid driver’s license, government issued ID Card, or passport.?

Engage, express, explore

50 Plus Program Mission:

The College of the Mainland Lifelong Learning Program’s mission is to provide learning opportunities for adult students 50 years of age and older by offering personal enrichment classes in a positive, accepting and intergenerational environment. The Lifelong Learning Program staff collaborates with academic departments and the community to develop programs that meet existing and emerging educational needs for this population.

Who Qualifies for This Program?

Any person 50 years of age or better.

Message From the Director

Welcome to the COM Lifelong Learning 50 Plus Program. We hope you have heard the exciting news that we have lowered the age of our program to anyone age 50 or older and that we will move soon to our new location. Please continue to help us spread the word and tell your friends and neighbors about continuing education opportunities at COM. I am also available to speak to local groups or organizations about our program.

We hope you will join us this summer for classes, lectures and educational travel adventures. Inside these pages you will discover ways to express your creative side, learn new skills, connect with others, stay current on technology, have fun and explore a world of opportunity. COM prides itself on instructors who are passionate about their subjects and innovative in their teaching.

Alesha Vardeman Aulds, Director of Lifelong Learning 50 Plus Program
aaulds@com.edu or 409-933-8432

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

  • May 2Summer 2016 registration begins
  • May 30 – COM will be closed for Memorial Day
  • May 31 – Summer 2016 classes begin
  • July 4 – COM will be closed for Independence Day
  • Aug. 1 – Fall 2016 registration begins

Book and Movie Community Reading Club

Have you heard about our Book and Movie Community Read­ing Club hosted by Ami Blackwell of SpinDrift Media and Entertainment? Please join us for the Book and Movie Community Reading Club. The summer book is “Life of Pi,” a 2001 fantasy adventure by Yann Martel, which was made into a movie in 2012 directed by Ang Lee. We encourage participants to read the book, watch the movie with us and discuss the plot and major differences between the book and the movie. For more information, see page 44.

Have you participated in any of our educational travel adventures?

Have you participated in any of our educational travel adventures? This is a great way to get to know other seniors and stay involved in your community. Most of our trips fill up quickly, so register soon.

YOU ASKED. WE LISTENED. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.

COM Lifelong Learning now offers Extended Travel Trips. Upcoming destinations include: Cape Cod & the Islands and New York City Holiday. Most trips fi ll up fast, so sign up as soon as summer registration begins. Our local trips are only for senior adults ages 50 or older, but extended travel trips are available to all ages. We will host two extended travel presentations, on June 15 and on Aug. 31, both at 3 p.m. These presentations will preview the trips Cape Cod and the Islands (Summer 2016) and New York (Fall 2016). For more information, please call 409-933-8912.

Facebook

We invite you to find us on Facebook for current information, event announcements and photos: College of the Mainland 50 Plus Program, www.facebook.com/com50plus

Email Distribution List

If you want to be added to our email distribution list to receive event announcements and reminders, please call Maegan at 409-933-8226.

As our program expands, I challenge you to try a new class, something that has piqued your curiosity or something you have always wanted to try. You might surprise yourself and make some new friends while you’re at it!

We strive to offer fun, exciting and relevant classes. If you have a sug­gestion for other new courses, please call me at 409-933-8226.

Alesha Vardeman Aulds, Director of Lifelong Learning 50 Plus Program
aaulds@com.edu or 409-933-8432
www.com.edu/50plus


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Registration for 50 Plus Program (Formerly Senior Adult Program)

Registration for the Summer 2016 semester will be Monday, May 2, to Friday, May 27. Register on the computers at the COM Learning Center-Delmar from May 2 – 27. To register by phone, call 409-933-8226 or 409-933-8586.

NOTE: If this is your first time to register as a student age 50 or older, you must register at the Lifelong Learning Center or in the Continu­ing Education Office on the main campus and show proof of age. A photo ID will be required to show proof of age, i.e., a valid driver’s license, government issued ID Card, or passport.

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