Older Adult courses are designed to address the educational needs and personal interests of older adults (50 years and older), focusing on topics that promote independence, advocacy, community engagement, self-maintenance, personal growth, physical and cognitive health, career development, and economic self-sufficiency. Credentialed instructors provide instruction in an array of classes which include sewing techniques, art, music appreciation, discussion groups, and life review/journaling. 

Courses Offered

Certificates are not offered for these individual courses

Designed for older adult students with all levels of sewing abilities. Emphasis on the development and use of good sewing techniques to build confidence for task completion, craft-related problem-solving skills, including appropriate application of some speed-sewing techniques, the use of commercial patterns, proper fit, and independent creation of patterns for personal projects to support social/personal. 

Emphasizes life review through the modalities of the oral tradition of storytelling and written journal memoir. Techniques for creative writing and verbal story-craft are used as activities for preservation of personal and family history that supports self-actualization in older adults through memory/cognitive stimulation, creativity, and social activities.
Music appreciation for older adults. Emphasis on the development of active listening skills and the enjoyment of music in relation to art, culture, history, and popular music. Music activities with the older adult population provide cognitive, social, and physical benefits as a result of stimulation of brain pathways using music and exercise of memory associated with the auditory cortex.  

Steps to Get Started

Use the guide below to start taking Older Adults classes. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes

  1. Check course availability in Schedule of Classes

    To find Older Adults courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “Older Adults”.

    Go to Class Schedule

  2. Choose which type of student you are:

    Follow these steps if you are new to PCC OR returning after an absence of 1 or more major semester(s):

    1. Apply to Noncredit
      • Create an OpenCCC account if you don’t have one already.

    2. Receive Welcome Letter via email

    3. Activate your LancerPoint account

    4. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    5. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN# 

    Follow these steps if you are a current or continuing PCC student (noncredit or credit):

    1. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    2. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN#