The winter term of Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education (ENCORE) classes starts Monday. Classes are designed for people age 50 and older with different interests. Subjects range from “Stretch Yoga” and “Indoor Walking” to the popular “Science Exchange,” where class members present and discuss topics of their choice.

For aspiring writers, “Writing Exchange,” offers facilitation and critiques of original memoirs, poetry, short stories and novels.

“Investments for a Changing World” focuses on how best to manage and increase ones hard-earned


For those interested in history, “Illustrated Geographical and Cultural Changes in the

Mediterranean Region: 2,000 BC to 500 CE” is offered; also “The Other Slavery,” a survey of the enslavement of indigenous peoples in the Americas from 1492 to the present; and “Confucius: Learning to Be a Sage.”

Nonmembers of ENCORE are invited to sample classes by attending any two sessions per term. For registration information go to

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