Friday, August 10, 2012

Live & Learn brings new topics, fun, and IONA Senior Services to the BCC Center this Fall

A note from Bev Amsterdam, Executive Director of Live and Learn Bethesda

I want to extend a warm welcome to our Live & Learn Bethesda friends. We have just completed the classes for our first Live & Learn Bethesda catalog – Spring/Summer of 2012. I wanted to thank all of you who attended LLB classes and helped us make our first catalog a success. I enjoyed meeting each and every one of you and having you become part of the LLB family. I appreciate your suggestions for topics, presentations, and times of classes.

Our Fall Catalog (now available on our website) is an opportunity for you to explore, to learn, and pursue your interests with a wide array of class lectures. Our instructors are selected for their passion and depth of knowledge in their chosen subject areas. I would like every experience at LLB to be one where you feel you have gotten “value” from your time. Life is an exciting adventure, and LLB is your roadmap, providing unique and exciting classes as you travel along the road. Our classes are conveniently offered in the morning, afternoon and evening – and some weekends too!

LLB will be offering several new series of classes this fall. Here’s a few of them – Award winning storyteller Noa Baum will present a series entitled Hidden Treasures: Your Story as a Gift. Mark and Martha Hanak will present a series of ballroom dancing classes featuring the waltz, swing, salsa and the cha cha.

I am so pleased to be able to share programs with you from my new friends – IONA Senior Services. IONA’s mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. IONA will present a series on Aging in Place and the Community, with classes on Retirement and Beyond, Health and Wellness, How to be an Effective Caregiver, and Staying in Charge.

Lylie Fisher, an award winning visual artist, transformational coach, and Director of Community Engagement at IONA, will be presenting two series of classes, Innovation and the Creativity Incubator, and Reaching for the Unknown and Beyond - Life Intention Workout. Meg Artley, Director of Development at IONA will present three series of classes – Creativity Circles, Vinyassa Flow Yoga, and Hatha Yoga.

Please join the LLB family and help us make it successful.

I hope to see you often in the coming fall season.

- Bev