Room still available in NIC courses for seniors


Room is still available in several North Idaho College credit courses specifically designed for seniors citizens 60 and older.
 
All courses are offered on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene unless otherwise noted.
 
Mental Fitness and Aging explores how lifestyle behaviors and cognitive training strategies that support memory function can maintain or even enhance thinking processes while aging. The class is offered from 6 to 7:50 p.m. in seven Monday sessions from Sept. 11 through Oct. 23. The course fee is $30.
 
Understanding the Use of Nonprescription Medications helps seniors understand the dosages, ingredients, side effects and drug interactions of over-the-counter drugs. The class will be offered from 1 to 2:50 p.m. in eight Monday sessions from Oct 23 through Dec. 11. The course fee is $30.
 
Nutrition and Aging teaches participants about the nutritional needs and dietary concerns of senior citizens. The class is offered from 9 to 10:50 a.m. in eight Tuesday sessions from Sept. 5 through Oct. 24. This course meets at the Lake City Senior Center, located at 1916 Lakewood Drive in Coeur d’Alene. The course fee is $30.
 
Preparation of Soups and Sauces teaches participants techniques for preparing mother sauces, small sauces, clear soup, cream soup, chowders, purees and specialties. The class is offered from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in seven sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 5 through 26. The course fee is $30.
 
Personal Safety for Seniors covers home safety, safe driving tips, safety in public places and community resources. Instruction will be provided by police and fire personnel and community information officers. The class is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. in eight sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 3 through 26. The course fee is $20.
 
To register for courses, call the NIC Registrar’s Office at (208) 769-3320.
 
Another special service NIC offers to senior citizens is the NIC Gold Card program, which offers those 60 and older free admission to all NIC-sponsored events in which admission is charged. Events held on campus but sponsored by entities other than NIC, such as Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, are not included. To sign up for an NIC Gold Card, visit the Admissions Office in Lee-Kildow Hall or call (208) 769-3311.
 
In addition, seniors also qualify for a semester-long parking permit at a reduced rate of $5. The permit allows seniors park anywhere that student parking is permitted on campus.


For More Information
NIC Registrar Tami Haft, (208) 769-7729

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006

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