Sep 17, 2013

FVCC to Launch New Senior Seminar This Fall

This fall, the Continuing Education Center at Flathead Valley Community College will offer area residents ages 65 years or older the opportunity to choose from four non-credit classes as part of its  new senior seminar program.  The three-week classes will be held Friday afternoons beginning October 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Brad Eldredge, FVCC executive director, institutional research, assessment and planning, will teach “Economic Principles.”  This course will focus on economic growth, poverty and income distribution and environmental pollution.

“Montana Native American Writers” will be instructed by Barb Nelson.  Students will read and discuss several works of fiction by authors such as Darcy McNickle, James Welch, Deborah Magpie Earling, Victor Charlo and Mandy Smoker.

Stephanie Paidas will teach “The Power of Place: Exploring Relationships between People and Places,” a class for students to explore their personal stories and how the social and natural histories of the locations they have inhabited have shaped them.   The class will also discuss what makes Northwest Montana the unique, powerful place that it is.

Students can gain an awareness of their posture and develop some simple exercises to keep them standing tall and increase their strength in the “Posture, Strength and Bone Health” class.  FVCC Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director Janice Heil will instruct the class with the help of students enrolled in the physical therapist assistant program.

The cost to enroll in one of these four classes is $46.  Preregistration is required.  For more information or to register to attend, call 756-3832, email or visit