Special Programs, Trips

10 Ways to Feel Good About Yourself                        FREE

Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 – 3:00 PM .At the Center for Enrichment, 8431 Germantown Avenue

Who is your toughest critic?  It’s time to proclaim you’re better than all that.  At the end of the day, do you look only at what you haven’t done – instead of all that you have accomplished?  Do you appreciate the fine traits you have?  Yes, you.  Join us to explore many ways to better reflect the qualities of that cute face in the mirror and to provide loving support for yourself.  Class includes discussion, group sharing, experiential exercises.  Please bring     a notebook or paper.

Facilitator Jan Collins, M.Ed. is owner of Creating Your Positive Life! LLC.  She is completing the requirements for a Doctorate in Spiritual Science, and provides Heart-Centered Counseling and Spiritual Counseling.  Jan has been leading workshops at the CHCE since moving to Philadelphia in 2011, and presents various Creating Your Positive Life! programs throughout our area. She has also been a guest on a local radio tal

HEP C Information Session                              FREE

Wednesday, May 10, 1:00 – 2:00 PM At the CHCE, 8431 Germantown Avenue

 Baby Boomers are 5 times more likely than any other group to be infected with the Hepatitis C virus which often lives for decades before manifesting symptoms : extreme fatigue, cirrhosis of the liver and carcinoma. The CDC recommends that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 be tested. If caught early enough there are remarkable new treatments to cure the infection, where once this diagnosis was seen as an almost-certain death sentence.

Take the opportunity to learn about Hepatitis C, its risk factors, options for testing, treatment and care.

Educators from Philadelphia FIGHT at the John Bell Health Center in Center City will lead a short information session and answer your questions about this “silent killer”, which infected millions who are still undiagnosed.k show. For more information,    go to her website www.creatingpositive.net.


Developing Your Photographer’s Eye: Theme and Variations     $59

Wednesdays, May 31-June 21, 3:00 – 4:30 at the Center for Enrichment, 8431 Germantown Ave. Minimum 4 students, maximum of 8. Register with the CHCE office by May 24.

Would you like to improve your digital photography? One of the best ways to do that is to take A LOT of pictures! Each week will have a different theme assigned and students will experiment with horizontal, vertical, wide angle, telephoto, shutter, aperture, and more.  We’;; review at least one image that worked and one that didn’t for each student. Familiarity with your camera and how to change settings is required, although there will be some review in class.  All camera types welcome.

Instructor Nicki Toizer is the Technical Director at Mt. Airy Learning Tree.  She has loved photography for more than 20 years and enjoys teaching others how to use their cameras.

Helping Us Understand Hospice                                     FREE

Tuesday, June 13, 1:00 – 3PM   At the CHCE, 8431 Germantown Ave.

Many of us have a simplified view of what hospice is : supportive care for people in the final phase of a terminal illness, focusing on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. Hospice, whether provided in a hospital, nursing home, brick-and-mortar hospice facility or in a person’s own home, seeks to provide support for the patient’s emotional, social, and spiritual needs as well as medical symptoms.  Pain management is a vital part of the plan as well.  Our guest Guy Wiegand, Jr., MSW  from Holisticare Hospice in Berwyn will answer your questions about such things as treatment and payment and also describe some of the alternative therapies used to realize the best outcome for patients and their loved ones : Reiki, aromatherapy, therapeutic massage,  pet therapy, music therapy and hand massage. At the end of this 60 – 90 minute conversation, the audience will be treated to hand massage.


yannick-5Philadelphia Orchestra, Friday matinee. May 5, 2 PM. “A Journey of the Soul”, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, Mozart and Schumann. Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano and Radu Lupu, pianist. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. RSVP as soon as possible as we have a limited number of seats. The $60 cost of this trip includes admission to Verizon Hall and your train fare in & out of Center City.

Dessert with a Docent                                                                Tue, Jun 6, 1 – 2:30 pm, at Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown AvenueProgram sponsored jointly by Center on the Hill and Center for Enrichment.Registration & payment of $8 due by Jun 1; $10 if paying at the door.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will send one of its extraordinary docents to present a stunning visual lecture featuring PMA’s special exhibition “American Watercolors in the Age of Homer and Sargent” (Mar 1 – May 14). Watercolor painting drew little interest from mainstream painters of the mid-19th century. It was considered the domain of amateurs, women and commercial artists. Until the advent of the American Watercolor Society in 1866.  The Society’s annual exhibitions became the most liberal forum in New York, uniting artists of all styles, ages and backgrounds. The watercolor movement also welcomed new arts and crafts designers. That buzz attracted collectors, who sparked the interest of even more artists. After the Power Point presentation, enjoy sweets, seasonal fruits and conversation with the Docent.

MURAL ARTS TOUR                                                                        Sat, Jun 3, 10:30 – 12:30. Begin and end at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 North Broad Street              $30 ($32 for younger adults). Registration and payment due by May 22. Trip jointly sponsored by the Center for Enrichment and Center on the Hill.

Our two centers have reserved 20 seats on the Mural Arts trolley which will depart from and return to PAFA. Our destination is “Spring Garden & Beyond”, an ever-increasing number of show-stopping murals located east of Broad Street and stretching into North Philadelphia. Watch for the iconic Common Threads by Meg Saligman and The Philadelphia Painting Project along Girard Avenue. Some of us will travel into Center City via train, bus or trolley; others may prefer to drive. Your choice. After departing the Mural Arts trolley at 12:30 you may want to consider shopping, lunch or sight-seeing in the area.

queen-maryCruise the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Queen Mary 2, flagship of the Cunard fleet. Nov. 26 – Dec. 8, 2017 (13 days/12 nights). Depart from and return to New York Harbor. Ports of call : St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Barbados, English Harbour, St. Maarten. Make sure your passport is up-to-date; and reserve early for the best price, best cabin selection and preferred dining times. This is the cruise of your dreams, on a magnificent, newly re-mastered ocean liner. Contact the CHCE office for more information about prices ranging from $2,299 per person double occupancy deposit due NOW, balance by July 25 making reservations, activities on board, payment deadlines, trip insurance, shore excursions, and the like.

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