Lifelong Learning

Register for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at FiftyNorth, or by clicking on the title of the class

Please pre-register and check-in for all classes no matter your membership levels. It is also important to check-in at the front desk when you arrive for your class.  We use attendance data for grant applications, insurance reimbursement, space planning and determining whether or not to cancel a class.
Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of classes for those who find the cost a financial hardship.



Dementia Workshop

Wednesday, August 26
Location: 104/106

Dementia: Everything you thought you knew.
An informative and discussion based course that will include a comprehensive
overview of symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, and will include specifics about different types
of dementia. It will dive more in depth to diagnosis and preventive strategies to keep your mind sharp. This course will also detail caregiver strategies and caregiver resources for this population.

Presenter: Marcy Kramer, PT
Capacity: 12
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 platinum



Staging your Home for Sale and Decluttering

Thursday, August 27
Location: 104/106

Whether you are preparing to sell your home by owner, selling using a Realtor, or just wanting to downsize, this class is for you!  We will discuss some helpful hints on staging your home for selling or just staging your home in general.  We will also discuss decluttering and methods of disposing of unwanted items to downsize for a future move, or just to clear out a life-time of collecting.  We will also discuss the current Real Estate market for those interested.

Presenter:  Al Freeland, Realtor with Edina Realty Northfield
Capacity:  12
Cost: $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 platimun



Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure

Wednesday, September 16
Location: 104/106

In 1920, the United States entered a period during which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was banned. As it turned out, the US also entered a period of lawlessness and corruption, unequaled in its history. Rather than curing the ills of society, Prohibition is remembered for creating some of the worst possible results – thus, this period is remembered as one of the greatest misadventures ever.

Presenter:  David Jones
Capacity:  12
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 platinum

David Jones is a resident of Minneapolis and a native of St. Peter, MN. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and spent 24 years in the financial services industry and three years in the nonprofit sector.

He has spoken in senior communities, schools and churches, as well as to veterans and civic groups, women’s clubs and community education programs. He has been making presentations since 1996 and has spoken more than 1,500 times to a total of more than 40,000 people!



A Matter of Balance

Mondays and Wednesdays,
September 21, 23, 28, 30, October 5, 7, 12, 14

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award- winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. St. Olaf students, under the supervision of instructor Jenny Holbein, will teach practical strategies to manage falls.
(8 sessions)

Instructor: St Olaf students with instructor Jenny Holbein
Capacity:  10
Room:  104/106
NOTES: Participants will be paid $20 for finishing the program.




If you are interested in teaching a Lifelong Learning class or if you have an idea for a new class offering, please contact Katie Felland at 664-3708

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