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Our Courses for students 55 & older

Note: These courses were specifically designed for students 55 and older; however, students 55 and older are welcome to take any courses listed in the catalog. Scholarships are available. Please contact Sherry Hayes at shayes17@massasoit.mass.edu or 508-588-9100 x1695

More Community Reads

Web | 28330 | $0
Tuesday | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3/22/2022 – 5/17/2022
Instructor: Carol Cohen

3/22/22 - The Signature of All Things: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert

4/19/22 - This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger

5/17/2022 - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

 Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

Modern Quilt Group

Would you like learn to make a quilt or finish one of your Unfinished Objects (UFOs)? For students age 55 and older, this class is designed to help you do exactly that! You can learn how to piece a simple quilt top from beginning to finish, bring in a “UFO” that you never seem to have time to finish, or start an entirely new project. Whether you are trying quilting for the first time or finishing your 100th quilt, you will expand your knowledge as you quilt with this group.

Middleborough | MDL127| 28373 | $69
Tuesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3/22/2022 – 5/24/2022
Instructor: Diane Bennett

Brockton | B544| 28340 | $69
Thursday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3/24/2022 – 5/26/2022
Instructor: Diane Bennett

View our other Quilting course offerings.

Computer Concepts for Beginners

How much do you know about using your computer or downloading from the internet and attaching files? Ever wonder what terms like desktop, file, browser, and document mean? This course, designed for students age 55 and older, will demystify topics like Windows, the Windows Desktop, basic terminology, connecting to the internet, understanding browsers and search engines, as well as provide a basic introduction to word processing.

Brockton | B545 | 28334 | $24
Friday | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2/18/2022 – 3/11/2022
Instructor: Kathryn Mayo

Computer Concepts & Beyond

This course is designed for students age 55 and older as a continuation of Computer Concepts for Beginners. Now that you are comfortable with computer basics, take your skills to the next level by learning how to create folders and manage your files, size windows, move and copy files, and multitask in the Windows environment. Emphasis will also be given to continued work in Microsoft Word.

Brockton | B545 | 28335 | $24
Friday | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3/25/2022 – 4/15/2022
Instructor: Kathryn Mayo

Gentle Yoga

This course will provide students age 55 and older with gentle stretching and breathing techniques. These series of poses (asanas) can be done on a chair or on a mat. These poses stretch the muscles in the body while increasing flexibility in the joints. Yoga creates relaxation, pain relief, easing of depression and anxiety, and improves the quality of life.

Brockton | FH205 | 28338 | $30
Friday | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2/4/2022 – 4/22/2022
Instructor: Susan Andrea

Brockton | FH205 | 28339 | $30
Saturday | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3/5/2022 – 5/14/2022
Instructor: Susan Andrea

History and Evolution of Film

For students 55 and older, this course will discuss the history and evolution of film as "the most popular art form of the 20th century". This course will provide students a broad survey of the history of motion pictures. Classics and important films from the birth of the medium to the present time are discussed with regard to their cultural influence. The course follows the evolution of the art, industry, and technology of moviemaking from their beginnings to the present day. The student will understand the cultural impact of the medium and its significance in the world today. An important goal of this course is to illustrate how movies as a mass medium have evolved over time and also that they not only entertain, but also have the power to inform, persuade, and influence modern society.

Brockton | B336 | 28341 | $27
Tuesday | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
3/29/2022 – 5/3/2022
Instructor: Michael C. Sullivan

Appy Hour

For students 55 and older, learn everything about Apps on your Apple device. You will learn about your Apple ID and how to use it in the App Store. You can come to class with an iPhone or an iPad.

Brockton | T435 | 28332 | $6
Thursday | 1:05 PM - 3:05 PM
3/10/2022
Instructor: Kathryn Mayo

Chromebook Basics

For students 55 and older, learn how to navigate your way around the Chromebook. You'll learn about apps for the Chromebook and how to navigate the Google environment. Students will need their own Chromebooks for the class.

Brockton | T435 | 28333 | $12
Thursday | 1:05 PM - 3:05 PM
3/24/2022 – 3/31/2022
Instructor: Kathryn Mayo

iPhone Basics

Feeling overwhelmed by your iPhone? Designed for students age 55 and older, come learn how to navigate the basic features of your iPhone.

Brockton | T435 | 28331 | $6
Thursday | 1:05 PM - 3:05 PM
3/3/2022
Instructor: Kathryn Mayo

Introduction to Word

This course, designed for students age 55 and older, will cover the basics of Microsoft Word. Students will learn how to create a document, formatting, spell check, keyboard commands and shortcuts, saving a document, recalling a document to the screen for updating, printing, and more.

Brockton | B545 | 28336 | $24
Thursday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4/7/2022 – 4/14/2022
Instructor: Kathryn Mayo

Introduction to Excel

This course, designed for students age 55 and older, will cover the basics of Microsoft Excel. Students will learn the essentials of creating a spreadsheet, including creating simple formulas, editing, and finalizing a simple spreadsheet.

Brockton | B545 | 28337 | $24
Thursday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4/21/2022 – 4/28/2022
Instructor: Kathryn Mayo

About Our Instructors

Susan Andrea earned her A.S. and B.S. Degree in Nursing from Curry College and her M.S. in Nursing from Boston College. She holds certifications in Reiki, Shambala and Qigong, and, in different yoga practices including Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. She is an experienced yoga teacher with over 500-hours of certification. She teaches mat and chair yoga to diverse populations in all age groups, and works locally as a Family Nurse

Marian Bazaian holds an A.A.S. in Computer Science from Blue Hills Technical Institute and a B.A. in Education from Boston College. Currently, she is also an adjunct professor at Massasoit Community College, where she has taught Computer Applications in the Division of Computer Technology and Information Management for the past 25 years.

Diane Bennett earned her B.A. in Business Management from Eastern Nazarene College. Diane has been quilting for over 40 years, and enjoys sharing new and exciting techniques. Making quilts for various organizations like the Quilts of Valor and blankets for the homeless have become community projects. Diane believes that the best part of sharing quilting is helping each student find their creative potential.

Carol Cohen earned a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.S. in Urban Planning from Boston University. She holds three Massachusetts Teacher Certifications. She has been teaching in higher education since 1981. Carol presently teaches at Lesley University in the Graduate School of Educa

Katy Mayo is a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist. She has been teaching clients all over the country the most cutting-edge software in the workplace for over 30 years. From a full-day training to a one-hour class, a one-on-one session to a company-wide training, Katy utilizes hands on training to make sure her clients feel confident and informed when they leave. As a Microsoft Office Specialist, sizable companies frequently seek out her expertise. Katy also has developed and delivered hundreds of specialized programs teaching technologies to the senior population.

Mike Sullivan holds a B.S. in Mass Communication/Film from Emerson College. He has been a professional documentary editor and writer for over 20 years. His work can be seen in museums across the country including The Smithsonian, The Mob Museum, The Tampa Bay History Center, and The Civil War Museum. He also has extensive television experience gained while working as a news and promotions editor at several TV stations in the Boston area. He has been teaching at Massasoit Community College since 2020.