PLATO Spring Course Preview

  • February 15, 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Madison Senior Center


  • Open to all Plato members and non-members. No registration required.

Plan to attend the Spring Preview at the Madison Senior Center on Feb. 15.  Stop in any time from 1:30 – 3 p.m. to talk with coordinators.  Escape the wintry weather; come inside for some fellowship, and decide which course(s) you would like to attend.   

New Course Offerings Include:

  • Alexander Technique: The Intelligent Use of Movement In Search of Self.  Debby Thomas will coordinate this eight-week course that is designed to acquaint participants with the tension-reducing strategies of Alexander Technique.
  •  Greater Madison’s Diverse Populations:  Community Interest, Involvement, and Obligations.  Lewis Bosworth will lead this course. By hearing what community leaders are doing to help the families and youth of minority groups in greater Madison, participants will study “hands-on” models.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Applied to Healthy Aging.  As an occupational therapist and psychologist, Frank Stein has explored these topics through teaching and research, and he will coordinate this new course.
  • Wisconsin Maritime History Hank Whipple will coordinate this course that will explore the maritime history of Wisconsin featuring lumbering, navigation, and the coast guard.    

Most classes begin the week of February 20, and run for 10 weeks. There are exceptions, so please note the start and end dates in the course announcements.

Propose a New Course

The Curriculum Committee is always looking for new course ideas for our members.  If you are interested in coordinating a course next summer, submit the Course Proposal form (found on the PLATO website).  These proposals are due March 15.  Or propose a new Fall course; those proposals are due by June 1.

More Information?
Questions about courses or the Curriculum Committee, contact Kathy Brown (co-chair).  Her email address is:


Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.

Twice during the afternoon a short question-and-answer session will be held on the second floor to help new and continuing members learn more about PLATO committees, issues, and future plans.

Join with other active, curious seniors in learning new things and making new friends. PLATO classes are open to all PLATO members. If you are not yet a member and are interested in a course, you may attend one or two sessions on a trial basis before joining.

The PLATO Curriculum Committee is always interested in hearing ideas for new courses, particularly from people who would be willing to coordinate or co-coordinate the course. Let Curriculum Committee Co-Chair Kathy Brown know. Her email address is:


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