These seniors know how to move. They certainly put me to shame during my afternoon visiting the line dancing class in Richland College’s Emeritus plus 50 Program, which allows those age 50 and older to keep learning and jump back into the college experience. Not that everyone older than 50 is considered a senior, of course, but many students are retired and searching for ways to stay physically and mentally active.
Line dancing is one of many classes offered including zumba, Middle East history, gardening, computer training, financial planning, foreign films and more. The program is small but strong and offers a great diversity of classes. They are always looking for students and volunteers alike.
You may be eligible for some free class hours. Check the website for details.
Update: If you’re interested in line dancing, there’s a pre-party for seniors to try out the class and see what’s in store for the spring semester. The line dance party takes place Friday, Jan. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Richland College, 12800 Abrams, in room G140. Bring $4 to participate. Snacks and water will be provided.