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University Express offers fall classes for seniors

The Fall 2016 University Express lifelong learning program is accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more free one-hour classes being offered on a variety of topics encompassing health, wellness, history, current events, humanities and personal enrichment.

University Express classes – pulled together by the Erie County Department of Senior Services’ Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – are designed for adults 55 and older. Classes will be held from early October through early December at sites that include the Amherst, Aurora, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Grand Island Golden Age, Hamburg and Orchard Park senior centers, Baptist Manor, Canterbury Woods, Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village, Springville-Concord Elder Network (Concord Town Hall), and Wegmans’ Sheridan Drive location in Williamsville.

Instructors this fall will include former newscasters Rich Kellman and Rich Newberg; Claude Welch, distinguished service professor in political science; Larry Brooks, president of the WNY Land Conservancy Board; George Scott, president of the Buffalo Colored Musicians Club; Fulbright Scholar Eileen Angelini; surgeons from Excelsior Orthopaedics; and many others. Healthy cooking classes will be held at the Wegmans location.

Preregistration for classes is recommended by calling the site where the class will be held. Read the course catalog online at or call RSVP at 858-7548 for a paper copy. The schedule also is available at University Express sites and Buffalo & Erie County Public Library branches.

The University Express program is a collaboration of the Erie County Department of Senior Services, Wegmans, Excelsior Orthopaedics and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

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