Emeritus Fall 2021 Schedule

Home Economics


CT E00, The Fix-It Class – Repair Almost Anything

This course teaches older adults about household tools, how to make minor or more complex home repairs or maintenance, and how to evaluate proposed repair processes when hiring and paying a repair person. Older adults learn to repair leaky faucets, fix minor electrical problems, hang almost everything, caulk a bathtub, and so forth. The course is intended to help older adults be knowledgeable, confident, and prudent about home repairs and maintenance.

Course Number: 9734 Time: 1 – 3:15 p.m. ThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Ross M AProvides information on: 1. Money saving ideas. 2. Consumer issues. 3. Protection of one’s personal and financial privacy.

HME EC E01, Sewing Lab

This course helps older adults learn sewing-based skills, including how to construct clothing, engage in creative sewing projects, use patterns, engage in patchwork or machine quilting, and/or other specialized sewing techniques. Older adults learn economical sewing techniques and socialize with their peers in a supportive and creative environment.

Course Number: 9786 Time: 12 – 2:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Lewis K

HME EC E52, Restaurant Critic – Dining Wisely: Healthy Eating Choices for Older Adults

This course helps older adults learn how to prepare healthy foods for a small household and how to make cost-effective choices in planning a menu. Older adults work together to create a cookbook or recipe book, share food and recipes with their peers, learn restaurant terms, learn to write a standard recipe, and discuss and write about memories involving food. The course also engages older adults in discussions about food fads and provides factual information on food additives, vitamins, safe food storage, health precautions, and basic nutritional information.

Course Number: 9787 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Salgado GThis is a classroom discussion on subjects related to nutrition, recipes, cooking, etc. You will love it!

HME EC E71, Needlecrafts II

This course provides a supportive, stimulating, and creative environment for older adults to create handmade needlework or other fiber arts projects using an assortment of techniques, including knitting, crochet, needlepoint, weaving and macramé. Beginning students will learn basic skills; students with some experience in needlework will learn more advanced techniques.

Course Number: 9788 Time: 1:30 – 4:20 p.m. WLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Ryza S VLearn to knit, crochet, weave, do macramé, or any other fiber technique in this friendly, relaxed class. Teacher works individually with each student on student’s chosen project(s), from complete beginner to advanced. Some teacher-designed projects will also be offered.