Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Plus 50 Sites and Programs


In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County:


Apex Community Center 919-249-3402 53 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502
Cary Senior Center 919-469-4061 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Eastern Wake Senior Center 919-365-4248 323 Lake Drive Wendell, NC 27591 
Garner Senior Center 919-779-0122 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Northern Wake Senior Center 919-554-4111 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Example offsite courses include yoga, dance, Spanish, and scrapbooking.  One must register at the specific senior center for these courses and to see the list of classes available.

Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum

Course Details & Registration Information

Biophilic Environments and our Aging Population
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Adults who are interested in learning about biophilic environments and how they can be used to achieve positive results among the aging population for various types of spaces.
Biophilia is humankind’s innate biological connection with nature, and such an environment can reduce stress, enhance creativity, improve well-being and expedite healing. This course addresses the benefits of biophilic design, the different values, and elements associated with a biophilic environment, and how biophilic patterns can be used to achieve desired results in the built environment. Learn how these principals can be used for residential and commercial facilities relating to the aging population.
Course Objectives
  1. define Biophilic design and list some specific ways to implement it into the environment
  2. explain the benefits of using this technique in residential and commercial spaces enumerating the key elements and attributes biophilic design provides
  3. determine the strategies and considerations for the use of biophilic design patterns
  4. explain how the aging population can benefit from biophilic design in healthcare, senior living, and living at home
Outline of Instruction
  1. What is a Biophilic Environment? What is Biophilia, it is history and how should it be implemented?
  2. Benefits of Biophilic Design in Commercial spaces including stress reduction, cognitive performance, emotion, mood, and preference as well as creativity.
  3. Values Elements and Attributes including the overview of eight Biophilic values in writings by Stephen Kellert and his colleagues, as well as a discussion of “14 Patterns of Biophilic Design.”
    by Terrapin Bright Green
  4. The use of Biophilic patterns for desired results
  5. Biophilic Environments and how they relate to the aging populations
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Adults who are interested in learning about biophilic environments and how they can be used to achieve positive results among the aging population for various types of spaces.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • The Organization of Agencies and Services for Aging Adults - NUR-3279I3
  • Certificate in Aging Studies Part II - NUR-3279H3
  • What Is Assisted Living? Care/Family Care). - NUR-3001B2
  • Certificate in Aging Studies Part 1 - NUR-3279G3
Course Contact Information
Michael Langer