Hannan Center for Lifelong Learning

Spring/Summer 2017

Classes begin Monday, April 24 (no classes or workshops July 3-7)
Classes end Friday, August 25


Registration Fee:  $5.00

Class/Workshop Fees:  $5.00 Per Class or Workshop (unless otherwise indicated).

Fine Arts Class & Theater Class supply fee:  $10.00

Early Registration (Current HCLL Participants):  April 3 + 4
Regular Registration:  April 10 – 13
Late & Final Registration: April 26 – 28 ($5.00 Late Registration Fee)

Registration Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Register/questions: Pat Baldwin in Room 305, (313) 833-1300 ext. 15

[Scholarships are available for qualifying participants]


Payable to: The Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation

There is a $35 charge for returned checks — No refund unless class is cancelled.

NOTE: No one will be allowed to attend any classes if they are not registered in that class by the end of late registration.



Yoga:  Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increased flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Requirements: Wear loose clothing     Class size: 10 minimum/30 maximum        Instructor: Gail Twitty
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am             Room:  Lower Level

Belly Dance:  A Middle-Eastern dance fitness class that will get your body moving.  You can expect to learn Tribal, Egyptian, Lebanese, and North African dance style and technique.  Benefits include strengthening and toning your body and relaxing your mind. Participants can purchase course materials from instructor.

Requirements: Wear loose clothing   Class size: 10 minimum/20 maximum     Instructor:  Stephanie Carr
Time:  11:45 am—12:45 pm                 Room:  Lower Level



Healthy Aging, Healthy Eating: Culinary Arts for Seniors:  This interactive nutrition education class will focus on eating a balanced diet and preparing/cooking Michigan grown produce. We will explore the importance of farmers’ markets and provide information on navigating local markets. Learn the importance of eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables; recognize Michigan grown produce and use Detroit Farmers’ Markets to purchase seasonal produce; taste test Michigan grown produce through cooking demonstrations and recipes; and discover how to use “alternative currencies,” including a Bridge Card, Senior Project FRESH coupons, and Double Up Food Bucks. Emma Laut, FoodCorps member, will be teaching participants using “Michigan Harvest of the Month” lessons. Lessons will be followed by a student-driven farm stand on-site that will provide an opportunity to purchase fresh produce grown throughout the Detroit Public School Community District gardens by Detroit youth.

Instructor: Kari Woloszyk, Center for Health and Community Impact, Wayne State University

Dates: June 6 – August 29 (no class July 4)

Location: Lower Level, except for classes held on June 20, July 18, and August 15, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Conference Room

Class size: 10 minimum/25 maximum


Advanced Fitness:  Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, exercise ball, elastic tubing with handles and a chair are used for seated and/or standing support.

Requirements: Wear loose clothing    Class size: 10 minimum/40 maximum      Instructor:  John Barber   Time: 9:00am—10:00am                       Room:  Lower Level

Tai Chi:   Provides an opportunity for participants to learn the ancient Chinese form of moving meditation and relaxation while creating balance between the mind and body. The flowing dance-like movements are able to improve muscular strength, flexibility, joint movement, balance, and cardio-respiratory fitness.

Requirements: Wear loose clothing   Class size: 10 minimum/30 maximum   Instructor: Bobby Calhoun
Time: 10:15am-11:15am                      Room:  Lower Level

Zumba Gold:   A dance fitness class that will get your body moving to Latin and other genres of music. You can expect to hear fun & festive music that will inspire you to dance, walk in place and move your hips and arms while standing or sitting in a chair. The benefits include improving your physical & psychological health.

Requirements: Wear loose clothing Class size:  10 minimum/30 maximum Instructor:  Sheila Girard
Time:  11:30 am—12:30 pm                Room:  Lower Level



Body Boost:   Tired of the same old exercises? You haven’t tried interval training yet – a series of various exercises in different intensity, weight and duration proven to give your body’s metabolism a boost! These exercises improve strength for activities of daily living, promote muscle growth & increase youthful energy.

Requirements: Wear loose clothing, use 2 pound hand weights. A supply list will be available at registration.

Time: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm      Class size: 10 minimum/35 maximum           Instructor:  Sheila Girard
Room:  Lower Level

Theatre:   This class will provide the opportunity to explore aspects of theatre performance and production.  Through various theatre techniques, such as improvisation, oral history and storytelling, the group will develop and share their creativity with an audience.

Time:   10:15 am—11:45 am       Class size:  6 Minimum—10 Maximum         Instructor:  Assata Haki
Room:  3rd floor conference room      Supply fee per term:  $10.00



Advanced Fitness:   Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights,  exercise ball, elastic tubing with handles and a chair are used for seated and/or standing support.

Requirements: Wear loose clothing and sturdy comfortable shoes       Instructor: John Barber
Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am       Class size: 10 minimum  40 maximum                   Room:  Lower Level     

Gentle Yoga:   Gentle yoga for all levels of abilities. We will do seated and standing poses, with floorwork being optional. Plenty of helpful modifications will be suggested.  Gain flexibility, balance, range of motion and even muscular strength.

Course duration:  12 weeks (6 weeks, 1 week off, 6 weeks)

Time: 10:15 am-11:15 am   Class size: 10 minimum/20 maximum    Instructor: Dr. Nia-Avelina Aguirre
Room:  Lower Level

Fine Arts:   Learn the skill of printmaking, collage, figure drawing, mandala making, and painting self-portraits. Students are able to learn and create in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere that welcomes all who are interested in self-expression and using their imaginations.

Time: 12:30 pm-3:00 pm        Class size: 10 minimum  20 maximum            Instructor: James Puntigam
Room:  Lower Level                         Supply fee per term:  $10.00



Sponsored by Boulevard Temple

Dates:  Third Fridays of each month   Time:  10:15 am — 11:30 am    Room:  3rd Floor Conference Rm.

May 19 – Growing Tomatoes (will include potting and seed materials; raffle giveaway basket)

June 16 – Michigan History Trivia (with prizes!)

July 21 – Beat the Summer Heat – Fitness and Nutrition 

August 18 – Smoothies! 

Quality of Life Lectures are FREE and open to the public



Juneteenth Writing Workshop

Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6
Instructor: Dr. Karen L. Springsteen, Department of English, Wayne State University
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm    Location: Barnes and Noble Bookstore, WSU Campus

This workshop will assist and guide elders in creating pieces of writing to honor Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Participants will explore various genres of writing as they consider how writing can celebrate their own lives, their histories, and the lives of their community. Sponsored by Barnes and Noble, WSU.  All materials supplied.

Class Size:  10 min/20 max


Diversity and Inclusion in the LGBT Community

Friday, June 14
Instructor: Pat Baldwin, Director of HCLL and Voluntere Services, Hannan Foundation
Time: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room

Inclusion is a practice that enables full participation by eliminating implicit and explicit barriers. This lecture will review diversity and inclusion issues in the LGBT community and discuss key attitudes and approaches for inclusion.

Class Size: 5 min/15 max

*No fee for this workshop – Please register with Pat Baldwin by phone at 313.833.1300 X15



Health Screenings 

Detroit Medical Center (DMC) comes to Hannan the first Wednesday of every month to offer FREE blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings, plus the opportunity to ask questions of a health care professional.

Dates:  First Wednesday of the month   Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am    Location:  Lower Level

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