Resolutions, resolutions, resolutions

Liz Morque

It’s that time of year. The holiday cheer is over and you may be thinking about a change of pace; a New Year’s Resolution. Perhaps you are thinking of an exercise routine or a healthy eating program. Well, don’t forget exercising your brain as well. The best place for brain exercising is New Adventures in Learning.

New Adventures is an adult learning program set up especially for seniors to help keep our brains active and healthy. Located in the Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Sun Lakes Center on the corner of Alma School and Riggs Road, New Adventures offers a wide range of classes to seniors in Sun Lakes, Solera, SunBird and the surrounding area.

It is time for spring registration. If you are a current member you received a registration packet in the mail and you can view the curriculum guide on the web at If you are interested in joining New Adventures you can call the office at 480-857-5500 or stop by the school at 25105 South Alma School Road for more information.

Don’t delay. Classes are open on a first come first served basis and you can sign up for as many classes as you wish. The following is a partial list of the 92 exciting classes offered this spring.

The History of Arizona

The Music of Ferde Grofe

Introduction to Mah Jongg

How Living Cells Work

IRA Planning Mistakes

Are We Eating More Than We Think

A Brief History of the Gila River Indian Community

AARP Driver Safety

Guided Autobiography – Writing the Story of Your Life

Making Sense of Medicare

How Do Scientists Know What They Know

How to Manage Desert Landscapes

The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Card Making

A Secure Retirement for Empowered Women

When Books Went to War

Biofilm – A Dirty Word That Can Make You Sick

What Is Dementia Anyway?

Beginner’s Italian: Learn To Converse in Italian in 10 Weeks

Grand Canyon Adventure

Plus, there are roundtable discussions on a number of topics including The National Woman’s History Project: Women Making a Difference. There are groups that go out for lunch for a good time and good food and a chance to meet and get to know others in the classes. There is a tour of the State Capitol museum and a legislative visit. The possibilities are endless.

Make New Adventures in Learning your resolution for 2017.