GRANT ALLOWS GTCC TO OFFER NEW PROGRAM FOR OLDER ADULTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 4, 2016
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford Technical Community College will introduce a new senior education program this month thanks to a $1,250 grant.
Cynthia Graves, director of Community Education and Leisure Studies in GTCC’s Continuing Education division, recently received the Lead the Way grant from the North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association. The grant has allowed Graves to develop a new program, Steppin’ N2 Life, for older adults age 55 and older. The course is designed to celebrate healthy aging, make healthy lifestyle choices and provide lifelong training opportunities for personal enrichment.
The six week series will be offered March 17-April 21. The class meets 3-5 p.m. Thursdays in the Continuing Education Center on the Greensboro Campus, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro. The cost is $40 for all six classes. The series will include:
- Safety and fall prevention
- Computer training
- Caregiving tools and resources
- Medication education, detection and safety
- Estate and financial planning
- Nutrition and overall wellness.
Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.