Each day presents a wonderful opportunity to learn something new! With free access to online lectures and classes, it’s easier than ever to explore a new topic or dive deep into a subject of interest. AARP CT is a great resource for older adults with online events on topics including art, cooking, fitness, history, technology, and much more. There’s something for everyone!
Take a look at all the upcoming AARP CT events happening this fall:
Cooking Class: A Healthy Dinner on a Strict Budget
Wednesday, September 13th, 20th, 27th @ 6:00 pm
Join AARP Virginia and Mercy Chefs during Hunger Action Month for Dinner in a SNAP, a series of virtual cooking classes focused on preparing meals with food purchased using SNAP. Demonstrations will take place on Wednesdays through September, and different recipes will be highlighted each week.
A Crash Course in Fitness
Thursday, September 14th, 21st, 28th @ 11:00 am
This series of virtual fitness classes features a broad range of types of exercise routines that are appealing to beginners while offering varying degrees of difficulty for the more experienced. Class is conducted while seated on a chair, allowing for individuals of all capabilities to attend.
Write to Thrive! The Power of Creative Writing
Thursday, September 14th, 21st, 28th @ 2:00 pm
In this five-part online creative writing series, we’ll explore ways to benefit from close observation of the natural world around us. Participants will be invited to reflect on and write the story of a species or other aspect of the natural world as one of profound resilience or transformation.
The Stories of America’s Storied Art Museums
Monday, September 18th @ 11:50 am
The intriguing histories behind the creation of many major American art museums are filled with eccentric and fascinating characters boasting great fortunes and art collections. Join us to investigate the characters and stories of museums such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner, the Phillips Collection, and others.
Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits
Tuesday, September 19th @ 7:00 pm
Get a handle on everything you need to know to make wise decisions about claiming your Social Security benefits. This webinar will focus on the implications of Social Security claiming decisions, how to secure your benefits, and consider the future of Social Security.
Music Lecture: The Beatles, Beethoven and Bach
Wednesday, September 20th & 27th @ 7:00 pm
In this series, award-winning musician Barry Wiesenfeld will explore the backgrounds and contributions of the Beatles, Beethoven and Bach and their influence on later musicians and composers.
A Monthly LGBTQ+ Writing Party
Tuesday, September 26th @ 3:00 pm
In collaboration with The Generations Project, AARP presents a monthly virtual social gathering to connect people within the LGBTQ+ community and allies, using writing and discussion prompts. Topics vary from the light and humorous to the personal.
Genealogy: Using Forensics to Find Heirs, Trace Lineage & Solve Crimes
Tuesday, September 26th @ 7:00 pm
Forensic genealogists solve such family-tree puzzles using birth certificates, newspapers, even DNA. Join us as a professional forensic genealogist discusses how people-locating skills are used to find missing and unknown people.
Boosting Your Brain Health Naturally
Monday, October 2nd @ 1:00 pm
This session of our virtual brain health series will explore the evidence for how challenging the brain can enhance brain function. Presenters will share what the research shows about natural ways to improve cognition and offer low-cost ideas for stimulating and engaging your brain in ways that can improve health outcomes.
Explore the Expanding World of Podcasts
Friday, October 6th @ 12:00 pm
In this hands-on class presented by the non-profit education organization Technology for Tomorrow, we will explore the rich and varied types of information available to listeners via the audio streaming medium called a podcast – from true crime and self-improvement to news, history and sports.
For all other events, view our Events Calendar.