The Senior Wing offers a wide variety of classes to meet your interests. Join one of our fun-filled classes to learn a new skill, meet new friends, and stay healthy. Senior classes are sponsored by the San Mateo Adult School. Enrollment is accepted for San Mateo Adult School classes on an ongoing basis. (Note: class fees are not prorated if you start after the session begins.) You can register in advance or on the first day of class. Enrollment fees are paid at the time of registration or directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Knitting, Painting & Drawing, or Sewing Fees:
Yoga for Health: 9:30am-10:30am, Spirit Room
Practice beneficial yoga postures designed to increase your range of motion, augment flexibility, enhance vitality, and strengthen your sense of inner calm. Chairs, resistance bands, and yoga blocks will be incorporated in class.Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a towel, small blanket and yoga mat.
Sewing for Beginners: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Sunfish Room
This is a class for those completely new to sewing - or beginners and those with a little experience. You'll be taught how to operate your sewing machine - an important first step when learning how to sew! Lynn will introduce you to very simple but well-designed projects. Proceed with support at your own pace. As you begin to acquire more skills and confidence, the projects become a little more challenging and make use of additional sewing techniques. Although there are a limited number of machines available for class use, students are encouraged to bring and learn on their own machine. All students pay a $10 materials fee directly to the instructor.
Painting & Drawing: 9:30am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-3:00pm, Sunfish Room
Class emphasis is on enjoyment and skill development. Explore various media including watercolor, water-soluble colored pencils and pastels. A fee for materials will be discussed at first class meeting.
Zumba Gold: 10:45am-11:45am & 11:45am-12:45pm, Spirit Room
Zumba "Gold" is designed for students 50 and over who want to learn these fun, rhythmic, Latin inspired dance steps in a lively yet easy pace. The workout routines are varied and enjoyable. You'll gain greater endurance, develop better muscle tone, feel happier, and look healthier. Stephanie Funk is a Zumba "Gold" certified instructor. Class will conclude with 15 minutes of strength training with hand weight. Please bring your own weights to class.
Tai Chi: 1:00pm-2:30pm, Spirit Room
Learn Tai Chi in a very supportive environment.Tai Chi is a graceful, slow-moving exercise system that promotes muscle relaxation and flexibility by reducing physical tension and strain.Tai Chi has been shown in clinical studies to improve balance and coordination, increase concentration and decrease stress levels. Adult school 50+ teacher, Debbie Au R.N. has many years of experience teaching Tai Chi to mature adults.
Hand Knitting & Machine Knitting: 9:30am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-3:00pm, Sunfish Room
Learn basic or advanced knitting skills whether knitting by hand or working with a knitting machine! Complete an introductory project, or learn new techniques to add to your current skills. Learn to read the pattern books to create designs that inspire you. Interested in hand knitting? Bring size 7 single-point needles and medium weight worsted yarn. Machine knitters bring your knitting machine to class, or use one of ours. Intermediate or advanced knitters, bring projects you are presently working on.
Qi Gong: 10:30am-11:30am, Lagoon Room
This is a hybrid class with Qi Gong used as a meditative warm-up followed by light aerobics, weight work, and stretching. Enjoy an hour of moving and strengthening your whole body. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome. Bring hand weights.
Yoga for Health: 11:00am-12:15pm, Bluebird Room
Practice beneficial yoga postures designed to increase your range of motion, augment flexibility, enhance vitality, and strengthen your sense of inner calm. Resistance bands and yoga blocks are used to facilitate some postures. Class will conclude with 15 minutes of meditation for stress reduction. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a towel, small blanket and yoga mat.
Sewing & Pattern Making: 9:30am-12:30pm, Sunfish Room
Construct garments and adjust patterns. Tailor your clothes and projects to reflect what you like. Learn how to achieve a perfect fit for your unique body! All levels, from beginning seamstresses to experienced sewers are welcomed. Beginners will learn to measure themselves and make simple patterns. A few sewing machines are available; bring your own if you wish. All students pay $10 materials fee directly to the instructor.
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