Active Adult Summer Sessions August 2, 3, & 4 Gateway Building

Tuesday, August 2 • 9:00am-3:15pm

9:00am-10:00am Continental Breakfast & Conversation
AM Session "The Power of Laughter" • Presenter: Regina Rosenthal
Laughter provides a welcome change, a "pick-me-up," as we deal with everyday stress and change. Learn how to build resilience in body, mind, emotions, and spirit through simple practices that will circulate play, laughter, and joy through your whole being.
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
PM Session "The Cool Sounds of Jazz" • Presenter: David Marowitz
Enjoy the cool sounds of jazz as we explore various styles of America’s original art form. We will listen to original recordings of key jazz artists and trends with teacher annotation and discussion. You will learn the simple art of how to listen to jazz music in a way that will enable you to understand and enjoy this music to the fullest!

Wednesday, August 3 • 9:00am-3:00pm

9:00am-10:00am Continental Breakfast & Conversation
All Day Session
"Write the Story of Your Life" • Presenter: Dr. Jayanti Tamm
Have you always wanted to write a memoir? Do you have a unique story you want to share? Come join us for an inspiring and productive all-day writing retreat. In a small and supportive environment learn about the elements required to shape your life experiences into a piece of memoir. Engage in a writer’s workshop and receive feedback and instruction to allow your unique story to come alive on the page.

Thursday, August 4 • 9:00am-3:00pm

9:00am-10:00am Continental Breakfast & Conversation
AM Session "Japanese Art" • Presenter: Molly Johnson
Japanese art focuses on the simplicity of style and an interest in nature. It had a great impact on many European artists; Henri Matisse among them. Compare Matisse’s pre-Japanese influence and post-Japanese influence with focus on the paper cut outs from his later years. Each participant will have the opportunity to make a “Matisse” paper cut out and/or a little art card.
12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch
PM Session
"Contentious Elections in American History" •  Presenter: Richard Trimble
Interesting information on contentious elections in American History followed by Presidential Trvia. Discover interesting information about our former Presidents. 

All inclusive price, only $139. Limited space available.
Course code: ALIS-133-01

Call to register 732-255-0404

Academy for Lifelong Learning

The Academy for Lifelong Learning provides quality education programs for adults 55 and over to enhance their intellectual, physical, and personal well being. Individuals at least 55 years of age may activate a membership in the Academy for Lifelong Learning and receive all membership benefits. Academy for Lifelong Learning membership is free for individuals who are at least 55 years of age.

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Terms and conditions of the Membership Application are subject to change at the sole discretion of Ocean County College. For additional information, call the Academy for Lifelong Learning at 732-255-0409.

2016 Summer Catalog

Education Programs

Academy programs are offered at the Ocean County College campus, off site locations, and group or adult communities.

Membership has its benefits.....

Academy for Lifelong Learning membership is free for individuals who are at least 55 years of age.

Membership benefits include:

  •  Be the first to receive information on OCC's special events and programs
  • Discounts, special offers, and incentives; at no cost to you, at local, regional and national business when you use your Ocean County College Reward Card.
  • Discounts at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts for selected performances
  • Discounts at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium
  • Discounts through the  Garden State Philharmonic performances.
  • Discounts to movie tickets purchased at the Student Life Office
  • Use of Ocean County College’s tennis courts (based on availability)
  • Free attendance at OCC sporting events (Playoffs are excluded)
  • Academy Rewards discounts at local business
  • Opportunity for trips sponsored by OCC’s  Student Life and listed in What's Happening

Reduced Tuition for Seniors

Adult Students

Ocean County residents, 65 years of age or more, who are fully retired may enroll in credit courses on a space-available basis at a reduced rate (not including textbooks).

Registrations will only be accepted the day before classes begin for the semester.

For more information please contact the Registration & Records office at 732.255.0304.

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