LLI sessions September 2018

LLI sessions September 2018

Posted On: 08/22/18

Canada, stress relief, and online safety are among topics being offered in September as part of the Kankakee Community College Lifelong Learning Institute.

The Lifelong Learning Institute offers affordable, high-quality, non-credit classes that take place in an environment that fosters participation. These classes are open to people ages 50 and older.

“Canada: Discover the Amazing” is an interactive session that highlights the government, politics, and people that have produced a vibrant culture and a strong economy in our neighbor to the north. The instructor grew up in Toronto and is a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Meets Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 1-3:30 p.m. at KCC in Room D123. Facilitator is Dr. William Bell. Course no.: LLLI 8560; cost is $10.

“Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia” is designed to improve the quality of life for family caregivers of people with dementia. Topics include managing stress and coping with their situation. Participants receive a handbook, meditation CD, and a relaxation strategies CD. Meets Thursdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. at KCC in Room D124. Facilitator is Cindy DeGroot. Course no.: LLLI 8590.A13. It is a free course, and includes materials. The class is funded by the Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging with funds granted through the Administration for Community Living and Administered by the Illinois Department on Aging.

The “Wonders of Illinois Geology” class offers a visual adventure to experience the diverse natural beauty of Illinois, especially as seen in the state parks. Meets Friday, Sept. 14 from 9:30-11 a.m. at KCC in Room D123. Facilitator is Max Reams. Course no.: LLLI 9190.A13; cost is $18, includes book.

A focus of “Stamp your Passport to Digital Citizenship: Online Safety” will detail tips and tricks to protect your identity and your computer in the digital age. Meets Friday, Sept. 21 from 2:15-3:15 p.m. at KCC in Room D134. Facilitator is Dr. Francesca Catalano. Course no.: LLLI 8610.A13; cost is free.

“Become a Dementia Friend … What is Dementia Friendly?” is a community awareness presentation to share services and resources embedded in the community. The session supports and educates people with dementia, care partners and families. Meets Friday, Sept. 21 from 102 p.m. at KCC in Room D123. Facilitator is Cindy DeGroot. Course no.: LLLI 9990.A13. The class is free, and funded through the Illinois Department on Aging from a grant from the Administration for Community Living.

Travel back in time to review great songs in “Origins of Dixieland Jazz.” Dixon will also discuss the impact Louis Armstrong and Billy Kyle made on this music. Meets Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 10-11:30 a.m. at KCC in Room D123. Facilitator is Willie Dixon, Course no.: LLLI 9620.A13; cost $5.

Join “Share a Book, share an Author – Non-Fiction” and share a favorite non-fiction author that made an impact on you. Enjoy a discussion on authors and books that helped us learn about our world. Everyone will go home with a list of authors and books. Meets Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. - noon at KCC in Room D123. Facilitator is Susan Saller. Course no.: LLLI 9820.A13; cost is $7.

The classes are part of the KCC Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers non-credit, continuing education learning on different intellectual and cultural topics. More information is at www.kcc.edu/LLI.


Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is “Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.


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