Enrichment Classes

50 Plus Anniversary LogoLearn a new skill, grow your mind, connect with your community. Find programs like gardening, knitting, crafting, laughter workshops and become tech savvy. Don't miss out on our many virtual program opportunities too!

Below are all of our upcoming opportunities.  Click on the highlighted bar code number to register.  Check back often for updates as we gradually resume programs and events.

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Crafts: Hobby Group

Love crafting? Bring whatever project you are working on and get crafty with other members of your community. Meets weekly. Call the Roeland Park Community Center with questions (913) 826-3160. 

1 - 2 hr. class - FREE

9547               Roeland Park Community Center                  5/7-8/27 Fri           1 pm


Crafts: Knitting Hats from the Heart

Join this generous group of individuals who knit and crochet hats for charity. Free lessons given to beginners. The Roeland Park Community Center accepts yarn, knitting needles, and hat donations year-round from those unable to attend meetings; call (913) 826-3160 to learn how you can contribute. 

1 - 2 hr. class - FREE                

9548                Roeland Park Community Center                5/4-8/31 Tue         1 pm


Meditation: Building a Meditation Practice in the New Year

Many of us are feeling the need for a reset in the new year. Taking a few minutes to focus your mind each day can reduce stress, pain, depression, and more. Meditation is a simple, cost effective solution to a great number of health concerns. It helps with a person's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. this introductory class is offered by certified meditation leader Whit Welch. The health benefits of meditation will be discussed as well as how to practice and create a sustainable practice. There will be time for a meditation session to get everyone started on the right path. Welch "believes just the benefits to an individual's physical health are reason enough to start a meditation practice. The fact that meditation also strengthens a person's mental and spiritual abilities is miraculous."

1 – 50 min session- $5/ $6 nonresidents             

8925                        Roeland Park Community Center                           4/24     Sat      10 am


Special Interest: Gardening-Introduction to Native Plants 

Learn about native plants that you can use in your own garden and where to buy them.  Take a tour of the native plant beds at Meadowbrook Park, with our landscape specialist, Kristina Keehn.  Refreshments and handouts included. 

1 - 1 hr. session - $8 / $9 nonresidents

9595    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                           7/16     Fri            10 am


Technology:  Facebook® 101

Facebook is the most widely used social media platform in the world. Learn how to set up an account, post a status or picture, and how to stay connected with friends and family with your smartphone or computer.  Guidance provided on setting up an account, posting a status, and posting pictures. Please bring your own device for hands on learning and know the Apple® ID or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account.

1 - 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

9799               Matt Ross Community Center                 6/10     Thu         10 am


Technology: Helpful Apps for Older Adults

Tour the main social media outlets, learn how to use them, and what each are used for. Learn about hashtags, memes, and how younger audiences use social media. Find out social media can work for you in your personal and professional life.

1 - 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

9888             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                7/6                    Tue      1 pm


Technology: How to Use Zoom

Zoom is the new buzzword! Learn how to sign up and use the software platform Zoom. Bring your device and any associated account passwords.

1 - 1 hr. class - $10 / $11 nonresidents 

8076              Roeland Park Community Center                     4/13     Thu         1 pm

9551              Roeland Park Community Center                     5/25     Tue       10 am

9552              Roeland Park Community Center                   6/19     Sat        10 am

9553              Roeland Park Community Center                    7/29     Thu         1 pm


Technology:  Instagram® 101

What is Instagram ®? Discover what this wildly popular photo sharing app is all about.  Learn how to set up an account, post a picture or video, and how to connect with friends and family with your smartphone. Guidance provided on setting up an account, posting a status, and posting pictures. Please bring your own device for hands on learning and know the Apple® ID or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account.

1 - 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

9800               Matt Ross Community Center                  8/12     Thu         10 am


Technology: One-on-One Computer or Cell Phone Tutoring

Get specific training and questions answered by our patient and knowledgeable instructor. Participant is required to bring personal laptop, tablet, or cell phone to tutoring session. Call (913) 826-3160 to set up your appointment. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your account if applicable. Program fee nonrefundable. 

1 - 2 hr. class - $60 / $66 nonresidents

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Technology: Online Safety

Learn tips, tricks, and things to avoid to make your online life a little safer through the use of software, apps, and best practices. Find out what the latest buzzwords mean, and be able to ask questions. No one is ever too safe and now issues come up all the time.

1 - 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

9596    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                8/10                    Tue       1 pm


Technology: Password Protection

“Password: Kv39X@^z!f9# does not meet password setting criteria.” Does remembering and resetting all those online passwords drive you bananas? Hear from a technology wiz on how to keep your personal information safely password protected in a manageable fashion.

1 – 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

8096               Roeland Park Community Center                    4/24     Sat        12 pm

9612               Roeland Park Community Center                  5/25     Tue       12 pm

9613               Roeland Park Community Center                   6/19     Sat        12 pm 

9615                Virtual                                                            7/1       Thu       10 am

9614               Roeland Park Community Center                    7/29     Thu       10 am


Technology: Selling Online

Clearing out clutter? Looking to sell handmade wares? Class covers how to sell online safely. Learn tips and tricks to online payments, where to sell, and how to ship.

1 – 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

8099                Roeland Park Community Center                   4/24     Sat       9 am     

9616                Roeland Park Community Center                  5/18     Tue         6 pm

9618                Virtual                                                              7/1       Thu         1 pm 

9619                Virtual                                                             8/17     Tue         6 pm


Technology: Smartphone Photos

Take photos with better composition using your smartphone! Learn the basic operations, how to store and send pictures, plus more. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account.  

1 - 2 hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 

9801            Matt Ross Community Center             5/6       Thu      10 am


Technology: Smartphone Workshops 

Is your smartphone smarter than you?  Learn the basic fundamentals of your device through helpful bi-weekly workshops. Purchase each workshop individually or take them all! Handouts and hands-on instruction included. Please bring your own fully charged device for hands on learning and know the Apple® ID or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account.

1 - 1 ½ hr. session - $17 / $19 nonresidents

Android®

9802         Matt Ross Community Center   Contacts & Calling    6/8     Tue     10 am

9804         Matt Ross Community Center    Settings & Alerts      6/15   Tue      10 am

9805         Matt Ross Community Center    Text & Email             6/22   Tue     10 am

9806         Matt Ross Community Center    All About Apps          6/29   Tue     10 am

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8176          Matt Ross Community Center   Settings & Notifications   3/25   Thu     10 am

8177          Matt Ross Community Center    Email & Text           4/1     Thu     10 am

8176          Matt Ross Community Center    Apps 101                 4/8     Thu     10 am

9807          Matt Ross Community Center  Contacts & Calling  7/13   Tue     10 am

9808          Matt Ross Community Center   Settings & Alerts      7/20   Tue     10 am

9809          Matt Ross Community Center    Text & Email           7/27   Tue     10 am

9810          Matt Ross Community Center    All About Apps       8/3     Tue     10 am

Click HERE to visit our Virtual Programs!

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Osher Life Long Learning Institute

We are so pleased to partner with KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute which offers noncredit enrichment courses and events in accessible and innovative learning environments with a special focus for folks 50 and “better, although learners of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.  New classes will be added to the page and calendar as soon as they are scheduled.  


Skillbuilders Support Group

This education and support group is for widows, widowers, and caregivers.  Take time to socialize and share stories with one another then listen to a different presenter that will focus on a variety of topics each week.  From staying safe in your home, to car upkeep, to cooking for one the goal is to help those grieving find a new normal to keep moving forward.  Call (913) 826-2830 for more information.

AARP Smart Driver Courses

Keep your driving skills sharp!  Completing an AARP Smart Driver Course can mean a discount with some insurance companies.  No tests given.  AARP membership not required to take the course. In person classes are currently suspended.  Check back often for upcoming classes as soon as in-person options are available.

Aging Mastery Program

The 10-session program combines goal-setting, daily practices, and peer support to help participants make meaningful changes in their lives. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity.