College of Older Learners (CoOL)
CoOL Offers Enjoyable Learning Experiences for People Rich With Life Experience
Learning with – and from – your peers is the essence of CoOL, NECC’s College of Older Learners. If you are 50 or older, we invite you to come expand your mind, and social circle, by participating in, or even leading, a three to six-week seminar/lecture/course in the fall or spring, exploring a topic of interest.
What Attracts People to the College of Older Learners?
- Being part of a vibrant community
- Sharing a joy of learning with others
- Exploring issues relevant to individuals who are 50+
- Uncovering hidden interests and potential
- Sharing knowledge and passion for a topic with others
- Recognizing that a life of learning is a life well spent
College of Older Learners Course Offerings
Each fall and spring, you can choose from a variety of CoOL seminars/lectures/courses. Topics vary and range from Meditation, yoga, and Tai-Chi to senior theater, television production, gardening, and more. Typically, classes meet once a week for a five-week period. Most courses cost $35 and some courses have additional costs (such as purchasing a book or other class-related material such as a yoga mat).
We welcome you to propose an idea for a new CoOL course offering. For details please call 978-556-3110.
It’s Easy to Register!
Just call Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700 and let us know which course you would like to attend. We will send you a letter and a campus map one week prior to the start of your course with the location, dates and times. Parking tags will be mailed to those attending courses not offered at the Haverhill Opportunity Works building.
Don’t Miss: The CoOL Seminar Showcase
Seminar leaders will give a brief presentation of the courses offered in the Fall
Date/Time: Wed, September 4, 2019, 2:00 –4:00pm
Location: Hartleb Technology Center, TC-103B, on the Haverhill Campus
Computers for Older Learners – NEW!
This class is designed for older learners who appreciate that today’s technology dictates the demand and need for computer knowledge, for people of all ages. Receive hands-on instruction and one-on-one attention. You are welcome, but not required to bring your own laptop or mobile device to class. The course will cover the basics of computers, such as using a mouse, touch pad and keyboard, adjusting the font to make it easier to read, and other adaptive techniques. Learn to use the internet for a variety of purposes, such as research, entertainment, reading, chat groups, ordering groceries, emailing and social networking with friends and family. Gain the skills to help protect your computer against viruses and learn about cyber security. Basics, such as organizing files, creating documents and attaching files and photos to emails will be covered. This course is a great way for you to feel relevant, become more independent and keep an active and engaged brain. Open for adult learners, age 40 and up.
Jay Partlan, experienced computer instructor
Registration and Confirmation
Approximately one week prior to a seminar’s start date, you will be mailed a letter confirming your seminar attendance along with the appropriate campus map. If you are registering late, please call Sandy Zappala at 978-556-3064, for directions and/or confirmation if needed.
Most seminars/lectures/courses take place on NECC’s Haverhill Campus at the Opportunity Works Building (HOW) and no parking hang tag is needed. Temporary parking hang tags will be mailed for courses that are on the Haverhill campus but are not at the HOW building.
If for any reason you need additional information regarding parking or a guest parking hang tag, please contact Sandy Zappala at firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail is the preferred method of contact) or 978-556-3064.