GCU Golden Lopes Learning Series


Monday, Feb. 14, 2022
Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022


3300 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017


9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Spring Series Classes for Lifelong Learners

Lifelong Learners are invited to join GCU for a variety of classes offered in our Golden Lopes Spring Learning Series that features a variety of topics including financial investing, Bible studies, the brain, technology and more! Different classes are offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am.

Class options are as follows:

1. How to Write a Memoir

Everyone has a story that deserves to be told. In this course, we will explore memory and invention, tricks and techniques and how to find the best narrative voice to turn your unique story into a literary memoir.

2. What Is the Bible and How Do We Study It?

The Bible is a collection of 66 books written over thousands of years; in this course, we will explore how the Old and New Testaments came to be understood as Scripture. The second part of this class will dive into how we should approach, read and understand the biblical text.

3. The Brain: Dementia and Alzheimer’s

GCU faculty will bring their neuroscience expertise to a discussion on the effects of aging and dementia on the brain, particularly in Alzheimer’s disease. The major theories will be covered to provide understanding of the pathology of the disease and its symptoms. The mechanism of current treatments, including the latest—Aduhelm—will also be discussed.

4. Legacy Financial Planning

Legacy Financial Planning is a look into the what, who and how of legacy planning. This course helps participants think about their own legacy and explore planning options that match their individual values and goals.

5. Book Club

Contribute to the celebration of reading by delving into literature of all types through discussion and analysis with our class! Our class will read between the lines and garner new insights with our diverse, collective perspectives.

6. The Power of Film

The first film ever presented was in 1895 by the Lumière brothers. Since then, generations of people have enjoyed watching movies. Take the power of film to the next level by learning the history of film, the basics of film analysis and narrative structure. Enjoy film as an art and entertainment form instead of simply a pastime.

7. Tech Savvy Seniors

Technology is great for visiting with family, ordering online, making new friends and so much more. Join us as we explore ways to stay cyber safe and give you knowledge to protect yourself against common attacks. Additionally, learn how kids and grandkids communicate these days, so that we can plug into their world and love them more.

Class Dates

Monday Option Classes

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Dates of Class: Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 7 (Feb. 21 is President’s day – Class Canceled)

  • How to Write a Memoir
  • What is the Bible and How Do We Study It?
  • Legacy Financial Planning
  • Book Club
  • The Power of Film

Tuesday Option Class

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Dates of Class: Feb. 15, Feb. 22, March 1, March 8

  • The Brain: Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Wednesday Option Class

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Dates of Class: Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 2, March 9

  • Tech Savvy Seniors

If you’re interested in attending one or multiple of these classes, use the sign up button below or call 602-639-8855 to secure your spot.

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