SAGE

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SAGE is Seasoned Adults Growing Educationally, a tuition-free program of stimulating courses for Maryland residents aged 60 and older. Classes take place in over 25 convenient, community-based venues throughout Prince George’s County.

Registration for Therapeutic Aquatic and Health & Fitness classes opened June 30, 2017. These classes begin the week of August 28, 2017.
Registration for SAGE fall classes opens Friday, September 1, 2017. Fall classes begin the week of October 2, 2017.

Don’t age – SAGE! Studies have demonstrated that you’ve got to use it if you don’t want to lose it – both mentally and physically. 

SAGE classes are designed to help you do just that by keeping both mind and body active and engaged. The reasonable fee structure makes it financially possible to schedule the classes you desire - an $85 registration fee is charged per trimester for Maryland residents who are 60 and older. (This registration fee covers an unlimited number of classes which are state-approved and have no time conflicts. All other fees, e.g. lab, computer and supplies are not included.)

Our creative, competent and caring faculty enrich your classroom experience and the camaraderie of like-minded peers is both stimulating and supportive. SAGE courses include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Languages French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Hebrew and Latin
Computers Introduction to Computers, Intermediate Computer Skills, Microsoft Office Suite 2010, Internet introduction, navigation, and research
Financial Issues Income tax preparation, financial and estate planning 
History American, local, and ancient history, cultural anthropology, European culture, Irish history, historical perspectives through films and literature
Writing Freelance, creative, poetry, and autobiographical
Literature From the classics at large to the analysis of a specific genre or author
Music Opera, pop, piano, music history
Art Watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting, drawing, studio fine arts, ceramics, pottery, stained glass, fiber art, sculpting, and appreciation; art as a business
Healthy Living General and aerobic fitness, arthritis exercise, strength training, weight training, dance, Pilates, Tai chi, yoga, balance and chronic disease self-management