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MiraCosta College Serving Senior Citizens Through Programs, Classes and Services

Oceanside CA– In 1988 Ronald Reagan declared August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day. This observance was established in honor of senior citizens in the United States who made positive contributions in their communities. MiraCosta College is a proud provider of programs, classes and services to local senior citizens, ensuring that they have access to enrichment and lifelong learning opportunities, either for free or at low cost. senior_student_02

CLC Free Noncredit Program

Noncredit programs at MiraCosta College play a crucial role in educating and training the future workforce and enriching the lives of senior citizens who choose to continue learning. Noncredit classes include Essential Computer Skills, Basic Word Processing,
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Balance and Mobility, Painting, Sculpture, Yoga, Tai Chi and Writing. To register and view the full fall 2014 noncredit classes, visit http://www.miracosta.edu/conted or call 760.795.8701.

MiraCosta College’s Community Services classes range from enrichment classes like painting, photography or wine tasting to local and international excursions and business development opportunities. To register and view the full fall 2014 community services bulletin, visit www.miracosta.edu/community or call 760.765. 6820.

LIFE Program

The LIFE Program at MiraCosta College is an organization designed especially for the seniors in North San Diego County, and meets on most Friday afternoons on both the Oceanside Campus and the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff. LIFE offers discussion groups and guest speakers, and is a wonderful way to stay engaged through learning. For a schedule of speakers and more information to get involved, visit www.miracosta.edu/life or call 760.757.2121.

Events, Concerts and Films

Seniors can spend lovely evening at MiraCosta College listening to live jazz or orchestral music, can catch a performance in our theatre, or watch our dance students leap into action. Seniors can also attend free international films or lecture showing at both Oceanside and San Elijo Campus throughout the school year. For information on all college events, visit www.miracosta.edu/events or call 760.757.2121. You can also be added to the college’s mail list by visiting www.miracosta.edu/getinfo or calling 760.795.6615.

Gerontology Program

Senior citizens can also take college credit classes in order to enhance their passion for learning. MiraCosta College’s Gerontology Program, for example, is a multidisciplinary study of the human aging process. It examines the physiological, psychological, and social aspects of aging as well as how an aging population affects contemporary society. Details on the program can be found online at www.miracosta.edu/gerontology.

For a full listing of classes and opportunities for seniors, visit us online at www.miracosta.edu/instruction/programsforseniors or give us a call at 760-757-2121.