Carol Biliczky

Hudson: The University of Akron is offering a new, noncredit program for older adults called SAGE Community.

The program will offer one day of classes each week on topics ranging from history to poetry to religion.

The program picks up where a similar one Cuyahoga Community College sponsored, called Encore, left off.

“We were willing to take it over in the future,” said Harvey Sterns, director of UA’s Institute of Lifespan Development and Gerontology, which is overseeing SAGE. “Akron has a long tradition of older adult education.”

SAGE classes will be taught at Christ Church Episcopal on Aurora Street in Hudson, the same site at which Tri-C held its Encore program through last spring.

SAGE students will pay $95 to attend up to five courses that will last for eight weeks beginning Oct. 1. All classes will be on Tuesdays, so the adults will move through the day like students in a high school.

Participants will select from 17 courses that begin as early as 9 a.m. They will include First Mothers and Their Presidential Sons, Power Food for the Brain and The Spirituality of Mother Earth.

For details, call 330-288-8809.

Carol Biliczky can be reached at or 330-996-3729.