Community Connection Programs

Community Connection Programs

Learn and Connect with Penn State- Close to Home.

Expand your mind. Make a lifestyle change. Join Penn State Abington for the spring Community Connection program series. These courses are taught by Penn State-approved instructors and designed for community members ages 50 and over. Connect with the university in your backyard!

Spring 2019 Programs

Mindfulness & Beyond

Discover the link between mind and body. Using the principles of yoga, learn about ways to live your life with meaning and purpose. You'll have the opportunity to attend a meditation session and experience the asanas (yoga poses).

First Tuesday of the month, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 5, March 5, and April 2 (Snow date: April 9)
Fee: $50 for the 3-part series

Tackling Transition

Are you a senior planning the next stage of your life? Or an adult child whose parent is in need of a major change due to declining health? Maybe you are just thinking it is time to downsize, upsize, or "right" size. A panel of experts in real estate, senior move management, decluttering, and finance will provide you with invaluable information  and innovative options.

Tuesdays, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
February 12 & February 19 (Snow Date on February 26)
Fee: $40 for the 2-part series

Frozen Worlds of Our Outer Solar System

Surprises awaited us when NASA missions visited bodies in the outer Solar System. Some of the most interesting results from these missions will be presented in a 2-part series.

Thursdays, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 21 & February 28
Fee: $40 for the 2-part series


Learn about resources and strategies you can use to find your ancestors and trace your family free. Use tools that will help you tell the story of your family.

Second Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 14, April 11, and May 9
Fee: $50 for the 3-part series

Feng Shui:  Shifting the Energy in Your Space to Attract More of What You Want

When the energy in your home or office is blocked or unbalanced, your wealth, health, relationships—everything—can be affected. Learn some basic and easy Feng Shui remedies that you can do immediately to improve the energy in your personal environment and attract more of what you want in life.  

Thursday, March 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fee: $20

Keep Moving

What happens to our walking abilities as we age? How does this affect your chance of falling and what simple things can you do around the house to minimize the chance of falling? Hear a brief overview of current research on walking biomechanics and falls risk and best practices for falls prevention. We will also provide the opportunity for an informal assessment of your walking and falls risk.

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $20