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Framingham State, public library to offer classes for senior citizens

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  September 15, 2011 01:43 PM

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Framingham State University and the Framingham Public Library will offer a series of free courses in October to local senior citizens aimed at improving mental and physical well-being, according to university spokesman Dan Magazu.

The program, dubbed Adventures in Lifelong Learning, offers six different courses at various morning and afternoon slots each Tuesday in October. Class topics include Russian literature, how to live a healthy lifestyle, drawing for beginners, American war history, and aging-themed films.

Classes are held at various locations based on the learning material and teacher, and range from Framingham State classrooms to the Danforth Museum of Art to the MetroWest Medical Center.

Whole Foods Market in Framingham will provide a breakfast at 8:20 a.m. each Tuesday, where seniors can gather for their first meal, gain healthy eating tips from a Whole Foods representative and socialize. The elderly students must bring their own lunches or walk to nearby restaurants for food later in the day.

Framingham State president Timothy Flanagan will speak to the seniors during lunch on Oct. 25. Details on his lecture have not yet been released.

A limited number of taxi vouchers are available for those unable to provide their own transportation.

Seniors can register online for the limited-space classes at www.framinghamlibrary.org, or at the Main or McAuliffe branch libraries.

The program, which is funded by a grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation, will also be offered to seniors in the region this spring.


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