50 Plus Program

COM 50 Plus drawing class
COM 50 Plus art show

Registration for 50 Plus Program

For Fall 2016, you will be able to register in person at LMCR 1130 Delmar in La Marque, August 1-5, 2016 ONLY. After Aug. 5, new students may register in person in the Continuing Education Office on the main campus located at6 1200 Amburn Rd in Texas City. Current student may call 409-933-8586 or use WebAdvisor online to register.

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 expanded our program to include discounts for anyone age 50 or older and that we will move soon to our new location. Fall classes will be held at the new location off I-45 at Delaney Rd. in Gulfway Plaza. Please continue to help us spread the word and tell your friends and neighbors about continuing education opportunities at COM.

Inside the schedule of classes below, 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 opportunities. COM prides itself on instructors who are passionate about their subjects and innovative in their teaching.

Have you attended our lectures? We have several scheduled for the fall, including the AARP driver safety course, the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Workshop, Personal Safety at home and away from home, the Nuts and Bolts of the Under-Used Veterans’ Aid Benefit and a variety of genealogy lectures.

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

Aug 1 Fall 2016 registration begins
Sept. 5 COM closed for labor day
Sept. 12 Fall 2016 classes begin
Nov. 24-27 COM closed for Thanksgiving
Dec. 5 Spring registration begins
Dec. 17 – Jan. 2 COM closed for Holidays

Book and Movie Community Reading Club

Please join us for our first evening Book and Movie Community Reading Club hosted by Ami Blackwell of SpinDrift Media and Entertainment. The book is “The Martian,” a 2011 science fiction novel written by Andy Weir adapted into an award-winning film starring Matt Damon. 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 43 of the Fall Schedule of Classes located below.

Have you participated in any of our educational travel adventures?

Have you participated in our educational travel adventures? This is a great way to get to know others and stay involved in your community. Most trips fill up fast, so sign up as soon as registration begins. Local trips are only for adults ages 50 or older, but extended travel trips are open to anyone 6 or older.

YOU ASKED. WE LISTENED. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.

COM Lifelong Learning now offers Extended Travel Trips. We will host extended travel presentations on Aug. 31 and Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. Presentations will preview the trips New York for the Holidays (Fall 2016) and The Great Trains and Grand Canyon/Sedona, Arizona (Spring 2017). For more information, 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


For step-by-step instructions on how to register using WebAdvisor, please click here.

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Registration for 50 Plus Program (Formerly Senior Adult Program)

For Fall 2016, you will be able to register in person at LMCR 1130 Delmar in La Marque, August 1-5, 2016 ONLY. After Aug. 5, new students may register in person in the Continuing Education Office on the main campus located at6 1200 Amburn Rd in Texas City. Current student may call 409-933-8586 or use WebAdvisor online to register.

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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