In 1998 a small group of Sun Lakes residents began working with Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) to establish a learning-in-retirement program for adults who shared a curiosity and desire for learning. At first, they met in homes in SunBird and Sun Lakes until the CGCC campus building was ready on the corner of Alma School and Riggs Roads. As the program (and building) grew, older adults from all around the East Valley joined the all-volunteer group to help govern and teach classes, as well as attend them.
Lots of new classes are being offered as we start this 25th year! There will be many new presenters and topics—something for everybody! Bocce, Spanish, Quilting, Artificial Intelligence, Financial Advice, and Tai Chi are some of the more than 90 classes being offered.
New Adventures is looking for volunteers for different events. Come join us and get involved! Call 480-857-5500 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and email address if you are interested in volunteering or if you want to request a New Adventures student application form.
Membership costs $60 a year and then $20 a semester for unlimited classes—such a bargain when you consider the cost of tuition these days! Registration will open soon for the fall semester and will be ongoing for the duration of the semester. It’s never too late to sign up!