Local Education Classes Help Keep Residents Involved
A series of new classes is being offered locally to help residents stay intellectually engaged.
"We did research awhile back that demonstrated Barrington residents were seeking intellectually stimulating opportunities close to home," said Barrington Area Council on Aging's Executive Director Joyce Palmquist. "So BACOA worked at finding a way to ensure residents' needs were being met."
With a grant generously given by the Barrington Area Community Foundation, BACOA was able to partner with Harper College's Lifelong Learning Institute to offer classes for the 50+ community at the Barrington White House and Garlands of Barrington.
Classes for the fall session begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 with BACOA's Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This six-week program provides caregivers with the tools and strategies to better handle caregiving challenges. The course will be held at the Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, Suite 100, Barrington.
Classes at the Barrington White House, 145 West Main Street, Barrington, begin Thursday, Oct. 11 from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. and starts with an introduction to "Deconstructing the News." "Deconstructing the News" helps participants learn how to analyze the elements of stories that make it news. Current news topics and how they are portrayed I various outlets are also discussed.
Other classes include "Women's Suffrage" and "Illinois' 10 Most Defining Moments" to be held in November.
A special kick-off reception is planned for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the Barrington White House, 145 W. Main Street, Barrington. Light refreshments will be served and the Back Porch Revue will perform.
To register, got to www.harpercollegece.com/lli-barrington.