Legacy Watermark communities, part of Watermark Retirement Communities, recently unveiled over 290 free classes open to local seniors during the fall session of Watermark University.
The initiative brings residents, associates, family members and the public together to teach and take courses on the multiple dimensions of wellness.
“Spirituality, emotional and physical health, vocation, social engagement, one’s environment, and intellectual enrichment all factor into overall well-being for people of all ages,” said Shawna Kelly, Rochester community specialist. “Watermark University offers seniors opportunities to learn and flourish in these arenas.”
Kelly said that involving residents, families and community experts as teachers and inviting the public to attend enhances the array of topics taught. It also builds new friendships among participants.
Upcoming courses include “Pianos & Portraits” at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Legacy at Grande’Vie, 2140 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield; “Live Longer and Better than Ever” at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Legacy at Clover Blossom, 100 McAuley Drive, Rochester; “Learning to Cook Low-Fat Foods” at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at Legacy at Park Crescent, 1000 Providence Circle, Greece; “Juggling” at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Legacy at Erie Station, 1545 Erie Station Road, Henrietta; “Jewelry Making” at 3 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Legacy at Willow Pond, 40 Willow Pond Way, Penfield; “Holiday Cooking” at 3 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Legacy at Parklands, 2000 Park Creek Lane, Churchville; and “The Greatest Generation” at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Legacy at Fairways, 681 High St., Victor.
Visit legacyrochester.watermarkcommunities.com for the full schedule of classes.