Luther Acres, a Luthercare community, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, is offering a variety of courses for its Winter 2020 “reDiscover A World of Possibilities” program. The courses are one day a week, and some cover a two-, three- or four-week period. All are open to the greater community. Most courses are held on the Luther Acres campus and have varying fees for campus residents and non-residents. The purpose of the “reDiscover” program is to provide an opportunity to learn new things, be creative, enrich minds and have fun!
The courses for Winter 2020 are:
- The Challenge of an Evolving Faith in the 21st Century: This four-week course looks at the ideas inherent in pluralism, secularization and fundamentalism to provoke our thinking and is led by David Myers, a Luther Acres resident and a retired United Methodist Clergy, Pastor, District Superintendent and Prison Chaplain. The sessions are: Thursday, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Create a Ukrainian Egg: Join Instructor Oksana Kerod to create a Ukrainian egg, also called a Pysanky egg. This art dates back to the pre-Christian era when eggs were given as gifts after they were created as a way of sharing the good fortune they were said to have brought. You do not need crafting experience to enjoy this course. The session is: Monday, February 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
- Say Cheese!: Come and learn about a variety of cheeses! The classes provide an introduction to cheese, focusing on types, styles, rinds, animals and more, along with an opportunity to touch, smell and taste cheeses. Sessions are: Mondays, February 3 and 10, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
- Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!: Join Cary Wells from FLIK Hospitality, Luthercare’s culinary partner, as he creates delicious chocolate treats. Attendees will also receive recipes and enjoy a taste of the final product. Sessions are: Wednesdays, February 12, 19 and 26, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Nutrition 101: Session 1, “What’s for Dinner?” discusses meal planning, portion size, food grouping, and the best time of day to eat. Session 2, “The Keto Diet: Is It Right for You?” looks at this popular high-fat, low-carb diet and what you need to know before go Keto. Taught by Luther Acres Wellness Specialist Collean Riehl, sessions are: Wednesdays, February 12 and 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Museums of Lancaster County: Visit some of the wonderful museums that are located throughout Lancaster County. The first trip is to the National Watch & Clock in Columbia on Thursday, February 20. A bus will depart Luther Acres around 12:15 p.m. and leave to return at 3:00 p.m. The second trip, on Friday, February 28, is to the Bible Tabernacle Reproduction at the Mennonite Information Center in Lancaster. A bus will depart Luther Acres around 9:00 a.m. and will stop for lunch before returning.
Registration is required by Friday, January 31, and space is limited. If you are interested in attending any of the courses or would like more information or pricing, please call Beth Bucher, Luther Acres Wellness Director, at 717-626-1171, ext. 1691.
Founded in 1949, Luthercare, a social ministry organization affiliated with the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of Lutheran Services in America, is a leading provider of independent, personal care and skilled care residences in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Luthercare operates Luther Acres, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lititz, Pa.; Spang Crest, a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing and memory support personal care community in Lebanon, Pa.; and St. John’s Herr Estate, an independent living and personal care community in Columbia, Pa. Additionally, Luthercare operates four PA Keystone Stars-accredited child care and early learning centers in Lancaster, Marietta, Reamstown and Annville. Luthercare, a pioneer in Child Care Programs, also offers a Mentoring Program, which aids home-based child care providers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties.