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One of the best kept secrets in New Orleans, People
Program is a non-profit membership organization for persons 50 years
old and over who are looking for creative ways to spend leisure
ministry of the Sisters
of St. Joseph, currently there are almost 500 members enrolled
of diverse backgrounds, ranging from ages 50 to 90. Over
100 varied courses are offered and include exercise, computer, dance,
art, needlework, crafts, games, languages, music, and more.
For a flat membership fee of $150, you can take as many classes
as you'd like at both campuses!
Who: Active adults age 50 and older
Cost: Membership fee for Spring is $150.
Info: Call (504) 284-7678
Register for the 2021
People Program Spring Semester starts
January 18 and runs through April 23.
Registration begins Monday December 14
for Virtual Spring Classes begin December 14, 2020
Registration forms can be downloaded on this
webpage and mailed to:
2240 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
Please call us at 504-284-7678 with any questions
fee for Spring is $150
Monday, January 18, 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021
HERE TO SEE 2021
VIRTUAL SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE
Janet "Nona" Gisleson
A needs based scholarship
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for our Virtual Spring 2021 Courses. Come be part of this
exciting experience with People Program, Courses include Brushless
Painting, Ukranian Easter Egg Design, Walk With Weights, The
Art of Quilling, Mindfulness Meditation, Enneagram –
A tool for Transformation and so many more. Sign up today
for the courses you are interested in.
our COURSE CATALOG for complete detail listing
(Check Course Catalog for classes with book requirements.)
Spring Registration Form
VIRTUAL Spring Course Catalog
(Check Course Catalog for classes with book
Alignment For Happiness
This is a reading and discussion class based
on two books: Solve For Happy Engineer Your Path To Joy
by Mo Gawdat AND Happy Money The Japanese Art of Making
Peace With Your Money by Ken Honda
All About Wine - 8 weeks
This course has returned from the summer
and fall sessions for 8 weeks. Topics will include types
and styles of wine, how to pair with foods, how to read
a label and much more valuable and fun information.
Alzheimer’s: The Science
A video series narrated by Dr. David Perlmutter
on the latest developments on how to protect your brain
Anxious People by Fredrik
Backman - 8 weeks 1/20-3/17
Book is required and available in the library
as print, e-book or audiobook
and through Amazon.
Are you a first-time French learner or brushing
up on your forgotten high-school French? By using a Duolingo
classroom App, this class is fun, interactive, self-paced
and non-threatening. Supplemental exercises, word games,
and short videos will also be provided as well as an insight
into various French-speaking cultures. The instructor will
provide you with the Duolingo set up instructions and classroom
code at the beginning.
Part 1: 5 weeks 1/21,
1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25 Polymer Clay: Canes
A polymer clay cane is a log of polymer clay that’s
made with a design that runs the entire length of the log.
Slices from the cane will reveal a design and all slices
from the cane will have identical designs. When slices of
polymer clay canes are arranged to make a field of flowers,
this can be called millefiori.
Part 2: 5 weeks 3/11, 3/18, 3/25,
4/8, 4/15 Felt and Wire Wreath
An airy wreath for your door (inside or out) or to hang
on the wall or prop on a shelf.
Each week there will be a discussion of what’s
happening the week before in the news (local theatre productions,
major events, etc.) Politics may be discussed but only in
a general news way. There will be no endorsing of candidates
or specific political parties.
Enneagram – A tool
for Transformation: Level 2
6 weeks 1/21-3/4
Participants will need to have some background in the Enneagram
and will need to have defined their type prior to taking
this class. During this 6 week class, participants will
delve deeper into the ways we tend to move around the Enneagram
map, consciously or unconsciously, and will leave with a
deeper understanding of their movement towards transformation.
The Enneagram is a tool in understanding our true self -
the self God created and how the self created by our domestication
interferes with God’s creation.
Environmental Issues Part 2
Environmental science will study the structure
of ecosystems and then the human impact on the water, nitrogen,
carbon and phosphorus cycles. Global warming, the ozone
layer, agricultural practices, recycling, mineral use and
sustainable practices will also be covered.
Dreams are the unconscious contents trying to make their
way to consciousness. John Stanford describes them as God's
forgotten language. And that is the challenge of dreams,
how to understand their language, interpret them, or to
make sense of Dreams that seem to be fantastical. Dreams
are best understood as symbolic representation from the
unconscious, a consciousness that many would say is wiser
than our ego consciousness.
In this class we will look at dream structure
and begin to explore what is meant by symbolic language,
and the importance of dream imagery even without necessarily
"interpreting the dream". But yes, we will try
to interpret the many layers of dreams. I will bring dreams
and we may try to interpret some of
the group member's dreams.
Family History Detective
Inspiration from Real-Life Journeys – 10 weeks
Are you a beginner or advanced genealogist?
Or perhaps you’re hesitant to jump into your gene
pool? This class will entertain and encourage you to find
those hidden family gems. Real-life stories take you on
a journey of family discoveries through practical applications
that will inspire you to become your family’s detective
and hero. Discover the power and joys of connection!
Genealogy Using Computers:
Interm. (no beginners)
Must have had Genealogy Basics or have been
building a family tree using Ancestry.com or equivalent.
Continue your searches, share information and learn new
things with Phyllis !!
Explore free Google resources. Must have
a gmail Google account.
History Of Classical Music
This is classical music, from its earliest
days to modern times. There will be plenty of examples,
mostly audio, some audio/video. Each class will have a virtual
handout describing that day’s music, listing the musical
works, the composers, the performers, and interesting facts.
Jin Shin Jyutsu - Self Help
Harmonizing the body to feel better anytime.
Journey of the Soul:
A Fresh Look at Life, Death, and the Rest – in Peace
Six 60 minute sessions 2/2 –
3/16 Textbook req’d
Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know
what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at
birth and again at death?
- Is there really a “better” place after this
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us ?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable,
Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life
that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s
This is a reading and discussion class based
on two books: The Rabbit Effect- Live Longer, Happier
and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness
by Kellie Harding AND Dare To Be Kind- How Extraordinary
Compassion Can Transform Our World By Lizzie Velasquez
Have fun playing online at myjong.net.
You will be contacted by instructors with details on how
to connect and get your card. An exciting game played with
tiles. It is likened to an “oriental Rummy”.
The ideal setup is 4 handed but 2 or as many as 5 participants
may compete. The People Program teaches the rules of the
National Mahjongg League. It is always played without partners.
The skill and luck of the individual makes a winner.
Managing Yor Health 2.0 –
Being Healthy at home
All welcome. New topics including sleep in
older adults, obesity and vaccinations.
The purpose of this course is to introduce
the participants to mindfulness meditation as a practice
for living a happier and less stressful day by addressing
mental habits that increase our propensity to anger, hate
and general dissatisfaction in life. Measurable results
can be a quieter mind, more tolerance, les judgement, better
sleep, lower stress, higher attention and chronic pain reduction
among many others.
Mining The Meaning of the
Bible 3 classes
This course will be an introduction to how
we interpret the meaning of the Scriptures. Session One
will be a general introduction to the method we use in the
Roman Catholic Church; Session Two will be an overview of
the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Session Three will be
an overview of the New Testament/Christian Bible.
Old Testament Cont’d
Having completed 90% of Genesis, the course
will move on to the book of Exodus. Students will be oriented
to necessary skills and awareness’s in reading the
Hebrew Scripture. The focal point is always what do we learn
about God (attributes of God)? About humankind? And the
relationship between the two (salvation history). Reading
assignments are to be expected. We will continue subsequent
OT books through the Pentateuch.
River Of Fire by Sr. Helen
7 weeks 1/18 –
3/8 Book Req’d This class will involve the
reading of the life story of Helen Prejean, CSJ. Her book
can be purchased through The Catholic Bookstore on Carrolton
Ave. Sr. Helen will launch the first class and will follow-up
in last class with questions and comments. The other classes
will be journaling and sharing after reading parts of the
book. This will be led by mediator Maureen Walsh.
Short Fiction – Book
Norton Anthology Of Fiction 6th Edition Abe
Books has it for about $5 plus tax. Web site is http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetails
The Art of Quilling
Part 2 No new students
Also known as paper filigree, this art involves
using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued
together to create decorative designs. Your creations can
be used to decorate greeting cards, pictures, boxes, eggs
Ukranian Easter Egg Design
Pysanky means “to write” the
design on a blown egg. The eggs are decorated by a complicated
process akin to Batik. Melted bees wax is applied with a
stylus to the blown egg. The egg is dipped into a succession
of dye baths. Between each dipping, wax is applied over
areas where previous color is to remain. After the final
color has set, wax is rubbed off and a glaze is applied.
Make beautiful, one of a kind Easter eggs !!!
Why Is New Orleans Different?
Join Greg McKnight for a presentation/discussion
about all the things that make The Big Easy so unlike any
other place. There are wonderful stories to be shared.
Wisdom Ways Of Knowing 2
(Practices) by Cynthia Bourgeault
Book req’d and familiarity with it
will be helpful. This course will explore wisdom tools suggested
by the author, such as sacred chanting, lectio divina, centering
prayer, meditation, labyrinth walking and practices of presence
Writing and Marketing Short
This course will examine the definition of
short fiction story genres; delve into the structures most
commonly used in the genres; explore samples of short fiction
and look at the market and the methods and opportunities
available to become published. The class is an opportunity
for those who are writing regularly to work in the short
fiction genre and to jump start work on longer genres such
as novellas and novels. Student work will be shared and
critiqued during a portion of each class meeting.
Course covers major battles in Europe
and Pacific, as well as home front endeavors
Please investigate purchasing a used book at a used
book seller or a kindle edition...
HERE TO SEE 2021 VIRTUAL SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE)
|People Program would like
to thank our
2019 Gala Sponsors.
you for a successful year!
from Spring Showcase 2019 - Main Campus - >> here
from Spring Showcase 2019 - Westbank - >> here
Photos All Jazzed Up! 2019 at the UNO Student Center Grand Ballroom
- >> here
from Spring Showcase 2018 - >> here
All Jazzed Up! 2018 at the UNO Student Center Grand Ballroom
- >> here
Photos from Fall Festival 2017 - >> here
from End of Year Showcase 2017- Eastbank - >> here
Photos from End of Year Showcase 2017 - Westbank - >>
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