Older Adults

Classes specifically designed for older adults


  • All Extended Learning instruction has moved to videoconferencing through Summer 2020.
  • Summer 2020 class lists are now available.

Click here for list of videoconference classes

Courses for Older Adults are offered tuition-free to community members and offer a wide variety of topics taught by skilled professionals in each subject. Our classes are specifically designed for adults age 55 and over, and offer a welcoming and engaging environment for students of all levels. Students develop mental acuity and physical dexterity while learning and honing new skills in a variety of topics. 

For information regarding Older Adult Creative Art, Creative English, Creative Music and Creative Theatre classes, contact:
Ken Harris at keharris@pipeline.sbcc.edu (805) 898-8140
Lauren Roberts at ltroberts@pipeline.sbcc.edu (805) 898-8142

For information regarding Older Adult Self Management classes, contact:
Andy Harper at agharper@sbcc.edu  (805) 898-8138
Lisa Draper ladraper1@sbcc.edu (805) 898-8137

Vitality Program

We offer over 60 offsite classes per week at independent, assisted, and memory care facilities in our community. Classes engage the mind and enhance social connection. We are proud to partner with 13 locations in our community. Adult children are also invited to participate in these classes with their parents.

For information about our Vitality program, contact:
Jeanette Chian at jchianbrooks@sbcc.edu 
(805) 683-8289
Emma L. Cruz at cruze@sbcc.edu (805) 683-8282.

For additional assistance with application and registration, please connect in person at the Main Office of Wake or Schott campuses.