Senior Life Center Upcoming Events

Article Posted -- March 14, 2018

The Senior Life Center at S.C.C.C., a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College is hosting the following during the month of April:

A three part Introduction to Drawing class will emphasize the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination.  Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture, and the study of light and shade are investigated through various perceptual and conceptual approaches. Open to beginning students as well as those who want to refresh their skills before moving on to more advanced studio courses. Professor Michael Hughes is a practicing artist and member of the Fine Arts Faculty at SCCC. The class meets on three Fridays, April 13, 20 and 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room C 106.

The course fee is $30. Students are required to bring their own drawing supplies. Basic tools should include a large newsprint pad and a very basic drawing kit containing charcoal pencils, graphite drawing pencils, charcoal sticks and eraser. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at

On Friday, April 6, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a guest lecture by Janet Dellavecchia from AAA Mid-Atlantic entitled “Exploring Our World Through Travel.” Join Janet as she shares how to design the best travel experiences for “seasoned” citizens.  Plus, learn the pros and cons of all types of travel. What’s the right trip for you? Meet vendors who specialize in senior travel. Try your luck at free raffles!

On Friday, May 4, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a presentation titled, “Finding the Right Senior Living Option.” Join Senior Real Estate Specialist, Fran Lavin, of Coldwell Banker for an informative presentation designed for seniors, caregivers and baby boomers. She will discuss Medicare, Medicaid and the veterans benefits available for home and skilled nursing care, making home modifications to maximize safety and will answer your questions.

During the Spring 2018 Semester at SCCC, Seniors are invited to join the Campus Choir.  This is a relaxed singing experience for all levels of experience or no experience. Join Dr. Debbie Gianuzzi, the Campus Choir Director and SCCC Coordinator of Music and Musical Theater as the Choir will be focusing on proper singing technique with a goal of singing in two to three part harmony.  Both men and women are welcome. There is no fee and music will be provided. You only need to come with your voice!  The Choir meets on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Room 227/228. Please contact Dr. Debbie Gianuzzi at or at 973-300-2181.

SCCC is now making their Open Computer Lab available for the county’s seniors to practice their computer literacy skills.  The lab has a student assistant who is well-verse in Microsoft Office.  The Lab is free and is open on Mondays and Wednesdays during Spring 2018 Semester, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and is located in the Library Science Building (L), Room L121.  Park in the Upper Parking Lot.

For those who love musical theater, the Drama Geeks will be presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s, “Jesus Christ Superstar.”  The show details the last six days of the life of Jesus Christ as told from Judas’ perspective.  The show will run the first two weekends in April.

Please  pre-register by calling 973-300-2100 or email if you have any questions.