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KEEPING HEALTHY WITH MILLCRE 406 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16507 • 814.453.5072 SUMMER SESSION FOR THE LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE The Lifelong Learning Institute at LifeWorks Erie offers many educational, interesting and fun classes. “A Taste of Summer,” begins June 5 and continues through September 1. The diversity of classes presented is sure to offer something for everyone. Each session consists of the following topics with examples of past classes. CREATIVITY MATTERS – Drawing, New Horizons Music Project, Oriental Painting, photography, and crafts. COOKING CLASSES – Savory Soups with Terri, Ethnic Cooking with Analida, and Italian Cooking with Scott Schillinger. STAYING ACTIVE - Fitness programs such as the daily walking program, Tai Chi, Fit for Life Fitness and Cardio Fitness. THE UNIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT SERIES – Interesting and educational classes presented by faculty from local universities, offered free of charge. VIBRANT LIFE SERIES – A variety of health topics presented by LECOM Health physicians and professionals. All lectures offered in this series are free. Classes are open to the public. Many classes are either free or offered at a nominal fee. For a full schedule of events, visit or stop by our office at 406 Peach Street to pick up a brochure. If you would like to be added to the LifeWorks Erie mailing list, call (814) 453-5072 or email with your contact information. ASK THE EXPERT SERIES Take advantage of the valuable health talks offered by LifeWorks Erie. Physicians from LECOM Health will discuss many health topics including health guidelines, managing conditions, presenting disease and ways to boost your quality of life. These classes are held the third Wednesday of every month at the Millcreek Municipal Building at 6:00 p.m. The topic for the May 17 session is Weekend Warrior Injuries. Everyone knows exercise is important for your body, mind, and spirit. But if you’re a weekend warrior, you might push yourself too far, too fast and end up sidelined by a sports injury. Dr. Patrick Leary, Director of LECOM Sports and Orthopedic Medicine, will discuss common injuries and ways to sensibly rebuild overall fitness, focusing on flexibility, strength, and aerobic conditioning. For a listing of these classes visit or call (814) 453-5072. CREATIVITY MATTERS – A CREATIVE AGING PROGRAM In December 2016, LifeWorks Erie received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to expand and improve our Creativity Matters program. The primary goal of this program is to improve the health and wellness of older adults in the Erie region. Our Creativity Matters Program offers various art mediums and techniques taught by professional artists. Our second residency, “Creating Works of Art,” takes place Fridays, June 9 through September 1, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This painting course will be led by local artists Tom Ferraro and Ed Grout. Participants will learn techniques to create representational and abstract paintings through compositions such 12 Millcreek as still lifes, landscapes and figures. Participants will have the opportunity to transform their ideas into personal visual statements. The instructors will foster the development of observational skills, problem solving techniques and creative ideas. References to art history and concepts of aesthetics will be discussed. The course is designed for students of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished painters. Tom Ferraro is a professional artist and co-founder of the Looking Glass Art Project, a community based public art program that focuses on the lives and stories of its participants. Tom has exhibited extensively in one and two person shows, both regionally and nationally shows, with exhibitions at the Erie Art Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and various galleries in New York City. Award-winning mosaic artist Edward Grout has been a glass artist for more than 24 years. During that time, he has amassed a wealth of original work and has completed many public and private art commissions. F or an up-to-date schedule of events, visit our website at or stop by the Millcreek Township Building or LifeWorks Erie (at 406 Peach Street, Erie) to pick up a schedule. If you would like to be added to the LifeWorks Erie mailing list, simply call 814.453.5072 or email with your address information.