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City and Santa Monica College Emeritus Program Partner to Launch a Free Political Science Course in West Hollywood for Adults 50+

Post Date:October 14, 2019 3:25 PM

Political ScienceThe City of West Hollywood is partnering with the Santa Monica College Emeritus Program (SMC-Emeritus) to bring its most popular weekly course, Political Science–Current Events to West Hollywood. The course is an initiative of the City’s Aging in Place / Aging in Community program in partnership with the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and will be offered free-of-charge to community members who are 50 and older as part of a goal to promote opportunities for lifelong learning.

An Emeritus Information Session will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. to introduce SMC-Emeritus to West Hollywood community members. The session will take place at the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation’s Movietown Square Community Room, located at 7302 Santa Monica Boulevard and will include a meet-and-greet with the Emeritus Associate Dean Scott Silverman and Political Science Professor Brandon Millan. Attendees will have opportunities to complete the SMC-Emeritus enrollment process and register early for the winter session, which will begin in January 2020 in the Movietown Square Community Room turned classroom.

Political Science–Current Events is aimed at increasing students’ understanding of local, national, and international current affairs. Students in the course consider the political, economic, and social movements that determine domestic and foreign policies in the United States and around the world. Instruction will be provided in English. Future course opportunities may be provided in additional languages, such as Russian. The SMC-Emeritus in West Hollywood program is made possible with support from West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.

The City of West Hollywood’s Aging in Place / Aging in Community program was launched in 2016 to improve the quality of life and well-being of older adults in the City. The City provides an extensive array of services for community members who are seniors. The scale of needs, though, is growing. The Aging in Place / Aging in Community plan is designed with a vision for older adults to remain active in the community as they age, supported by a continuum of services.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Aging in Place / Aging in Community Strategic Plan, please visit www.weho.org/aging.

For more information about the Emeritus Information Session or the upcoming Political Science–Current Events course, please contact Marisol Sanchez marisol@whchc.org. Instructions to access the Movietown Square Community Room will be posted at the entrance to the building the day of the event. For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Aging in Place Program, please contact Elizabeth Anderson, City of West Hollywood Strategic Initiatives Program Administrator, at (323) 848-6839 or eanderson@weho.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.

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