Garrett Institute of Lifelong Learning

WELCOME TO GILL
Information and Registration: 301-387-3069

If you have a curious mind and love learning, please join this like-minded group.  There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and we don't grade - this is learning for the fun of it!

Our goal is to provide a curriculum of intellectually stimulating learning opportunities and special events geared toward persons 50 plus years, but open to all ages.

Membership

GILL is administered by its own Board of Directors, run in affiliation with the Continuing Education and Workforce Development department of Garrett College, and supported through membership and program fees.  Members enjoy access to the CEWD computer lab, GC library, mailings, and to GILL programs.

Members work together to determine the interests and needs of the group.  An elected Board of Directors is then charged with the tasks of bringing the class to fruition - finding instructors, defining the scope of curriculum, and other logistical duties.

Registration Information

The topic sessions that follow will be offered to GILL members this winter.  Please call Continuing Education (301-387-3069) to register.  All sessions are free, but registration is a must.  If you are not a GILL member and wish to join GILL so that you can be a part of our exciting sessions ask for membership information when you call.

** GILL winter sessions will be cancelled if Garrett College is closed due to weather.  Contact the GC Weather Line at 301-387-3198 for up to the minute information about cancellation.  Cancelled sessions will not be rescheduled for the winter, but will be considered for future GILL offerings.

GARRETT INSTITUTE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
GILL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
WINTER 2015

January 20 - February 13

The topic sessions that follow will be offered to GILL members this winter. Please call Continuing Education (301-387-3069) to register. All sessions are free, but registration is a must. If you are not a GILL member and wish to join GILL so that you can be a part of our exciting sessions ask for membership information when you call.

** GILL winter sessions will be cancelled if Garrett College is closed due to weather. Contact the GC Weather Line at 301-387-3198 for up to the minute information about cancellation. Cancelled sessions will not be rescheduled for the winter, but will be considered for future GILL offerings.



Winter 2015 Session Information:

January 2015

Nutrition Needs As We Age
January 20, 1-3pm, SOC (Oakland Community Center)
Share the afternoon with a licensed registered dietician as she gives us information on nutrition and aging. Participants will learn about portion control, vitamins and minerals, and the need for exercise as we age.
Presenter: Amy Ritchie, MS, RD, LD

Games: Ideas for All Ages
January 22, 1-3pm, SOC (Oakland Community Center)
Come join us for a couple of hours of learning and playing some games that you can enjoy with family and friends. Please bring a snack to share. Light refreshments will be available.
Presenter: Lisa Davis

Genealogy

January 27, 1-3pm, Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland
This presentation will offer a “tour” of the resources on genealogy at the Ruth Enlow Library and give a crash course on the use of Ancestry.com. Participants can bring WIFI capable laptops for use during the session.
Presenter: Vanessa Stacy

Snowshoeing Hike

January 28, 1-3pm, Herrington Manor State Park
Come join GILL members for an invigorating afternoon in the outdoors (snow permitting). Meet at the Herrington Manor Hut for a hike on their trails. Participants must bring snowshoes (rentals are available around the county). Those that wish can gather after the hike for hot beverages and conversation in the hut.

February 2015

Aging With Class: CCRC’s and the Boomer Generation
February 3, 12:30-2:30pm, GC McHenry campus
Continuing care retirement communities (CCRC’s) have been around since the 1960’s, but relatively few retirees are aware of or understand this option. This interactive presentation and discussion will cover topics such as the history and evolution of CCRC’s in the US, their contemporary amenities and services, financial models and accreditation and the process of search, selection and entry.
Presenters: Ed & Jean Neff

Improving Your Photography

February 4, 12-3pm, GC McHenry campus
This workshop is for advanced beginner photographers who wish to enhance their skills. Topics will include composition, lighting, posing, photo resources, and tips for taking better pictures. Attendees should have a good understanding of how to work their camera and basic knowledge of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Attendees must bring their own camera to the workshop.
Presenter: Linda Carroll

Andrew Jackson and the Cherokees

February 5, 1-3pm, GC McHenry Campus
Through film and discussion, participants will examine how the Cherokee Nation was forced to leave their native lands in Georgia and relocate to what is now the state of Oklahoma (a trek known as The Trail of Tears).
Presenter: Dick Carroll

Investing Basics: The Options

February 11, 1-3pm, SOC (Oakland Community Center)
This interactive presentation will clarify the differences among stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and talk about what you need to know to decide what investment strategy is right for you.
Presenter: Bob McClosky

Wills and Probate

February 12, 1-3pm, SOC (Oakland Community Center)
Do you have a plan that provides the legal mechanism for disposing of property upon death in a way that recognizes your wishes for your survivors while minimizing taxes? This presentation will address the common questions regarding wills and the probate process necessary for your estate.
Presenter: Rita Watson, Register of Wills for Garrett County


Sessions are FREE to GILL members, but registration is a must 301 387-3069.





Previous Course Offerings:




Where do GILL sessions meet?


    Garrett College campuses 
    · McHenry – Continuing Education Building (MCH)
    · Oakland – GC Southern Outreach Center (SOC) - former Armory
    · Accident – Career Technology Training Center (CTTC) – Industrial Park
    · Other locations dependent upon topic

For further information, please call Garrett College at 301-387-3069.

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