Upcoming Tours, Events and Workshops
- May 17-31, 2020 — Exploring Greece and Its Islands (PDF)
- June 17-23, 2020 — South Dakota – Black Hills, Badlands, and Legends of the West (PDF)
- Aug. 16-24, 2020 — Colorado Rockies, Rails, and Western National Parks (PDF)
- Sept. 4-18, 2020 — Exploring Britain and Ireland (PDF)
- Oct. 2-9, 2020 — Mackinac Island (PDF)
- Oct. 11-Nov. 4, 2020 — Spectacular South Africa (PDF)
Travel program availability may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. For questions, call 281.425.6311.
Senior adults ages 65+ may also take advantage of discounted Linked Class offerings by registering as a Lee College student online or at the Student Success Center at the main campus. Linked Classes are academic/credit classes in which students may register, with the instructor’s permission. Enrollment is limited and is on a space-available basis. For more information, please email Naomi Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Program
The Center for Workforce and Community Development’s Senior Adult & Travel Program serves thousands of Senior Adults (ages 50+) in the Baytown and surrounding communities. It offers participants a chance to improve their quality of life through social events, classes, and travel opportunities. Baby Boomers looking to stay busy as they enter a new phase of life, singles looking to meet new friends and make connections in the community, and couples looking to indulge their spirit of adventure together are welcome and encouraged to participate.
The Program initially began in the late 1970s when many students took advantage of the numerous instructional classes and workshops to expand their knowledge and gain new perspectives on important topics such as healthcare, safety, driving, and other late-life issues. 1989 marked the beginning of international travel, which created the vibrant Program we enjoy today. The many adventures have taken students to different regions of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Far East over the past 30 years. Participants have made new friends, witnessed breathtaking sights, and created many beautiful memories thanks to the opportunities of the Program.
Today, the Senior Adult & Travel Program hosts a plethora of daytime bus trips, social events, personal enrichment, wellness courses, safety workshops, and Red Hat Society events.
Senior Adults can register for any of the upcoming Program activities online at www.lee.edu/senior, by phone at 281.425.6311, or in-person at 909 Decker Dr., Baytown. Registration for bus trips, classes, and events is ongoing. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with waiting lists available for many of the excursions in case of cancellations.
Ladies: Join more than 75 lovely women for fun, fellowship, sisterhood, and service. Learn more about the Red Hat Society.
About the Program Manager
The Senior Adult & Travel Program at Lee College gives senior adults a chance to improve their quality of life and that’s exactly what Mrs. Naomi Cooper has set out to accomplish as the new Program Manager. Cooper is a born-and-raised Texan, having grown up in Highlands and graduated from Baytown Christian Academy. She attended Lee College and the University of Houston where she earned her degree in Photography.
Cooper brings over a decade of experience in event management and coordination to her new position and is well-versed in growing senior citizen program trends. In her new role, Cooper is responsible for planning and implementing instructional programs, personal enrichment courses, and exciting daytime bus trips geared specifically toward senior adults.
“The senior adults I know in my personal life have taught me the value of family and how to love unconditionally,” Cooper said. “Being able to take that passion and share it with other seniors in the community is like having a first-class ticket to a meaningful and rewarding career. This generation inspires me to be the best mother, wife, and woman I can be, and I can’t think of anything more fulfilling than serving incredible people who have such a great love for life.”
Cooper understands the challenges facing retired seniors living on a fixed income and working seniors in finding time to participate in Program offerings. “Some of the students are still working, others are enjoying their retirement, and most are empty-nesters,” said Cooper, “but all are welcome to come learn, have fun, make new friends, and have a better quality of life through this Program.” To assist with these challenges, Cooper is working to schedule classes and trips on days/times that working seniors can participate. In addition, she is working to find ways to offer courses at a reduced or free cost to seniors. “I am always available and open to suggestions for courses, instructors, trips, and learning styles,” said Cooper.
Cooper encourages senior adults who are interested in joining the Program to take the leap of faith with her. “We never know what tomorrow may bring, so enjoy your life to the absolute fullest,” said Cooper “and come see for yourself how much fun awaits you!”