See classes in the Pathfinders Program.
HUMDEV E06, Enjoy Life – Understanding Our Mind, Body & Brain for Senior Adults
This course familiarizes older adults with the aging process, including physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects. Older adults become more comfortable with changes in themselves and others over time, and learn to celebrate the benefits of a longer life. Older adults also learn new coping strategies and explore issues facing adults of all ages, including conflicts, stereotypes, age, bias, loss, and change.
Course Number: 9559 Time: 1:50 p.m.-3:05 p.m. T Location: EC 1227 204 Instructor: Albert G S
Course Number: Time: 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Th Location: EC 1227 408 Instructor: Albert G S
HUMDEV E22, Senior Seminar: Through a Jewish Lens – Art, Culture & Entertainment
This course is designed to help older adult students learn about Jewish culture, from the historical backdrop of the 19th Century’s worldwide advances, pogroms, and immigrations, to the flowering of Jewish art, culture and entertainment in 20th Century United States and beyond. The course aims to improve older adults outlook on life, stimulate their minds and imaginations, improve peer group interaction and communication, and increase their sense of positive aging and cultural identity with particular attention to Jewish humor and tenacity as survival mechanisms in the face of adversity. Older adults will engage with their peers in a positive and up-lifting manner while learning about the use of art and humor through the last century. They will learn about Jewish theater, literature, film, art and music, and how American culture has flourished as a result of the Jews’ contributions. We will discuss: changes in stereotypes such as comedic images of older adults and other subgroups of the community; different types of art, self-expression and humor; and/or popular trends in all aspects of culture and entertainment.
Course Number: 9561 Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. W Location: EC 1227 107 Instructor: Abatemarco A M
HUMDEV E24, Bereavement Support
This course helps older adults in the resolution of grief and toward a more positive view or reaction to the death of a loved one. The course provides older adults with a variety of alternative methods of dealing with loss in a small group setting. Older adults share their grief with others, receive encouragement and moral support, and learn about the natural grieving process, as well as how to heal and rebuild their lives.
Course Number: 9562 Time: 1:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. M Location: EC 1227 407 Instructor: Press P L
HUMDEV E27, Exercising the Brain
This course assists older adults in minimizing anxiety when memory behavior patterns change. The ultimate goal of the class is to stimulate thinking and to exercise the brain. Older adults learn the latest information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of memory loss in older adults, as well as practice skills to enhance memory retention and retrieval.
Course Number: 9563 Time: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. F Location: EC 1227 407 Instructor: Lewis S L Above Section 9563 is designated for students in the Pathfinders program. Registration is completed through the SMC Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) 310-434-4442
Course Number: 9564 Time: 10 a.m.-11:50 a.m. T Location: EC 1227 407 Instructor: Frand L This class is not intended for anyone with Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia.
Course Number: 9565 Time: 12:30 p.m.-2:20 p.m. T Location: EC 1227 407 Instructor: Frand L This class is not intended for anyone with Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia.
HUMDEV E28, Communication After a Stroke (Computer Based)
This course helps older adults with aphasia reconstruct their language comprehension and communication skills and gain greater self-confidence in their ability to understand and communicate with others. The course introduces adults with aphasia to a computer software program that can help them improve their language and reading comprehension, memory, verbal reasoning skills, and attention span. The course, which is part of the Pathfinders Program, allows older adults to experiment with language comprehension software before purchasing it for use at home. Registration is completed through the SMC Center for Students with Disabilities, 310-434-4442.
Course Number: 9566 Time: 1:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. W Location: EC 1227 208 Instructor: Feinberg L H Registration is completed through the SMC Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) 310-434-4442.
HUMDEV E50, Communication After a Stroke
This course, which is part of the Pathfinders Program, increases, enhances, and maintains the daily speech function of adults who have experienced speech impairments due to acquired brain injury. Older adults learn to cope with the effects of stroke or other brain injury on communication skills, get support from those in similar situations, and guidance from professionals after outpatient therapy is completed. Registration is completed through the SMC Center for Students with Disabilities, 310-434-4442.
Course Number: 9567 Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. W Location: EC 1227 305 Instructor: Feinberg L H
Course Number: Time: 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. W Location: EC 1227 305 Instructor: Feinberg L H
PSYCH E33, Living as a Single Person
This course assists older adults who are facing a change in their lifestyle because they are now single. Older adults explore topics such as dealing with isolation, ageism, depression, eating patterns, and social interactions. The course assists older adults in making the necessary transitions and adjustments to live a happy and successful life as an older single person.
Course Number: 9590 Time: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. M Location: EC 1227 408 Instructor: Press P L