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Older, Wiser, and Healthier: Georgian Court Presents “Active Aging”

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 8, 2010—A new course offered this fall through the McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) at Georgian Court University offers tips and techniques for preventing and reducing the risk of diseases as people get older.

“Active Aging,” led by Catherine Canning, a GCU lecturer in exercise science, focuses on ways to avoid problems like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and obesity—all problems associated with sedentary living. The class is one of 11 new MILL offerings designed for participants ages 50 and over who enjoy college-level courses. MILL classes, which generally run five to seven weeks, focus on thought-provoking topics and are taught by experienced professors and respected experts who are leaders in their fields.

“Active Aging” runs September 28 through October 26. The two-hour long classes are held Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the East Dining Room of the historic Mansion on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus.

Participants will explore the benefits of an active lifestyle in relation to disease prevention and health promotion, and Ms. Canning will focus on the components of an exercise program especially for older adults. The class will also cover the principles of cardiovascular exercise, muscle fitness, flexibility, and neuromuscular training.

Registration for “Active Aging” is $120 per person, and enrollment is open only to paid MILL members. An annual $25 fee allows participants to become members of the McAuley Institute, which offers enriching and challenging classes without the hassles of homework, tests, or course credits. MILL members also attend two social networking events and invitation-only activities with headline guests who appear at GCU throughout the year.

Join the McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning by contacting GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or Registration forms are also available at, and full course descriptions for MILL classes are in the latest edition of Mosaic, GCU’s publication of McAuley Community Center programs and events.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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