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Aug 18

Something New

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 11:59 AM by Kristy Bansemer

BreAnna MonkWhat’s new at the Derby Senior Center? Well, what’s new is WSU!

Every Monday this October, Wichita State University will teach a 0.5 credit hour course at the Derby Senior Center through its Lifelong Learning program (1 to 3 p.m.). The class will explore the history of our very own Air Force base and is titled “McConnell AFB: Past, Present and Future Directions.”

Maybe you were a part of MAFB years ago and are curious about how things have changed, or maybe you know people affiliated with the base and have always wanted to know more about it, or maybe you seek knowledge of MAFB to learn how your business or non-profit organization can better serve airmen and their families. All are good reasons to enroll in this class.

Education is key to working with seniors who suffer from cognitive memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. Attention is one of the major components of memory. In order for information to move from short-term memory into long-term memory, you need to actively attend to this information.

The Derby Senior Center actively provides programs and classes to help exercise our minds and fend off the onset of Alzheimer’s. This collaboration with WSU falls in line with the Senior Center’s mission of supporting positive aging where educational, physical, and cultural programs enrich the lives of the individual and the community. The Senior Center is eager to start this class!

The Derby Senior Center has been recognized nationally as a top-notch facility due to our innovative programs and attention to detail. The Center strives to maintain that level of performance by collaborating with companies that value innovation.

Kansas residents 60 years of age and older can enroll as auditors in an academic credit course when space is available without paying tuition (per Kansas Board of Regents policy). If they register before September 15 for this class, there is no cost. After September 15, seniors will be assessed a $5.25 administration fee and a one-time application fee of $40, if not previously enrolled at WSU. Seniors must present a Medicare card or driver’s license to validate their age.

Students younger than 60 years of age can enroll in the course but will pay regular tuition and fees at a cost of $131.61 plus a one-time application fee of $40, if not previously enrolled. Enrollment and registration must be received by September 15.

Please stop by the Derby Senior Center, 611 N. Mulberry, for details and registration forms.

BreAnna Monk
Derby Senior Center

Published in the Derby Informer on Aug. 16, 2017.