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.
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.
Course Details & Registration Information
- learn to help others to apply coping strategies to navigate life transitions
- make health care plans and access programs such as Medicare and Medicaid
- network with organizations and programs that support aging adults
- understand the legal and financial issues associated with aging adults, their caregivers and their families
- Define life transitions. Provide strategies to cope with retirement, possible need for part time employment, changing living arrangements, family changes, and society’s treatment of seniors.
- “Life Care Planning” for older adults. Navigate the health care system, Medicare and Medicaid. Discuss benefits and misuse of pain killers and prescription drugs. Know the signs of later in life substance abuse.
- Access the “aging network” of organizations and groups that support older adults. Describe the variety of service provisions available for older adults who need caregiving, hospice and/or palliative care.
- Outline the legal and financial issues associated with aging including: life care planning, advanced directives, financial, medical, mental health, durable powers of attorney, living wills, do not resuscitate orders, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, elder abuse & exploitation, common scams targeting older adults, reverse mortgages, social security, pensions, retirement savings and much more.
- Attendance 90% or above
- Certificate in Aging Studies Part II - NUR-3279H3
- Certificate in Aging Studies Part 1 - NUR-3279G3