Summer open house for  New Adventures in Learning planned for May 12

Do you have a love of learning? Do you want to gain more knowledge and understanding of our world? Are you interested in history and current social trends? If so you will want to explore the lifelong learning institute New Adventures in Learning.

Plan to attend the New Adventures Open House on Tuesday, May 12 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Sun Lakes Center of Chandler-Gilbert Community College (northeast corner of Alma School and Riggs Road across from the Sun Lakes fire station).

New Adventures has nearly 500 members primarily from Sun Lakes, Chandler and other parts of the southeast valley. Classes are held during the day and are designed with retirees as the primary audience.

Annual membership dues of $50 allow you to take as many classes as you like. If you join now, you will enjoy this summer for free since your membership will not expire until August 31, 2016. That is four semesters of classes for the price of three. Members are automatically enrolled as students in Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The college charges an administrative fee of $15 per semester for those for those semesters you are taking classes.

To become a member you may pick up a new-member packet at the Sun Lakes Center during working hours (Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) beginning May 4 or stop by during the Open House. Current members will receive their packets by mail.

Descriptions of individual classes as well as additional information about New Adventures in Learning can be found on our website at or by calling 480-857-5500.

Classes for the 2015 summer session include the following:

The Greatest Unknown President

Christmas in July

American Symbols: How We Use Symbols to Preserve Our History

Introduction to Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg – Follow-up to the Introduction

Five Wishes – Living Will

Tips on Fall Prevention and Avoiding Most Common 911 Emergencies

Genetically Engineered Food

ISIS – The New Caliphate? How Afraid Should We Be?

Life Care Defined: Comparing Apples to Cactus

Making Sense of Medicare

The Belle of Amherst

Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Preparing for Required Minimum Distributions

Understanding Annuities

Hooked on Phonetics – Not Phonics

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Life Lessons 101: Creating a Happier, Healthier You!

What is Dementia, Anyway?

Things Nobody Tells You When You Age

How to Advocate for Your Own Health Care

A History of Hitler’s Empire

Aromatherapy: The Nose Knows Its Way to Health

The Next Generation of Retirement Investments

Peace Corps Today: Opportunities for Experienced Americans

Introduction to the Android Smartphone

Introduction to the iPhone

Germs – We Must Live with Them

How Does Dementia Actually Feel and Impact You?

Roundtable: Meet My Friend Akimel O’odham Billy from the Gila River Reservation

Roundtable: Momma Said There’d be Days like This

Roundtable: How to Advocate for Your Own Health Care

Roundtable: NAIL Book Club

Roundtable: The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

Have It Ready. How to Place Medical History on a USB Drive for Emergencies

Introduction to PowerPoint