Stephen F. Austin State University, 936/468-2011, www.sfasu.edu
SFA infuses the area with many opportunities for further education and cultural exploration. SFA is a participant in the Elderhostel program; its Academy of Lifelong Learners is housed under the Department of Continuing Education. A variety of adult courses are offered at the university and individuals ages 65 and over may have the opportunity to audit courses for free if there is space available. Discounted tickets to some campus events are offered to seniors. The SFA Steen Library is also open to the public for in-house use of materials.
Judy B. McDonald Public Library, 936/559-2970, http://npl.sfasu.edu
Our local library is a great information center that provides books, e-books, books on CD, DVDs, videos and large-print publications. A variety of programs including author visits, computer classes and children’s programs (for when the grandkids visit!) are available through the library. Judy B. McDonald Public Library cardholders also have borrowing privileges at SFA’s Steen Library.
Angelina College Adult Learning Center, 936/564-8789, www.angelina.edu
Qualified instructors assist adults in obtaining knowledge and improving skills in a relaxed, informal learning environment. The center offers a variety of continuing education classes, including GED preparation, Spanish, computer science, and other college courses.
Nacogdoches Senior Center, 936/569-6350
Residents age 60 and older have access to income tax preparation assistance, blood pressure checks and a variety of special interest organizations and recreational classes. Sign up for instruction in art, crafts, bridge and computers, or participate in bands, group singing, holiday celebrations, table games, bingo and day trips. All classes are offered free of charge to seniors.
C.L. Simon Recreation Center, 936/559-2960, www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us
Martial arts, aerobics, clogging, ballroom dancing and jazz dance are just a sample of the classes available through the city’s recreation center. The C.L. Simon Recreation Center also includes a gymnasium, weight room, gymnastics area and meeting rooms. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events.