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discover, create & share

Fitness, Arts & Intellectual Classes for

Seniors to Stay Active & Learn Together!

Summer & Fall Schedules now available! - see Classes Page

Summer Session:  June 14 - July 20

Fall Semester:  August 22 - December 9

Registration for both sessions begins Monday, May 9, 2022

Located in New Orleans, People Program is a non-profit agency founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph to provide seniors with creative ways to spend leisure time, share valuable wisdom and enjoy community.

During the Fall, Spring & Summer sessions over 400 members enroll in more than 100 courses including exercise, computer, dance, art, needlework, crafts, games, languages, music, and more.

Classes are offered in-person and vitually. For a flat membership fee of $200 or $150, you can take as many classes as you'd like at both campuses!

Our Team

Executive Director

Scott Wallace

Program Coordinator

(Lakeshore Campus)

Jan Martino

Program Coordinator

(West Bank Campus)

Phyllis Waiters

Business Manager

Deanne Gourgues


(Lakeshore Campus)

Julie Pablovich


(West Bank Campus)

Doris Manuel

Program Coordinator

(West Bank Campus)

Phyllis Waiters

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Refer a new student to People Program for the Fall semester and receive a $25 referral reward.

  • Current students and instructors only.
  • Rewards distributed third week of classes.
  • Referral source must be written on registration form.

2022 Calendar 

May 9 Registration for Summer & Fall begins

May 20 Spring Classes End

June 14 Summer Session Begins

July 20 Summer Session Ends

August 22 Fall Classes Begin

December 9 Fall Classes End

Join Today

  • What: Semester long courses in fun and        educational topics to learn, create, and share in community

  • Who: Active adults age 50 and older

  • Where: Lakeshore Campus & West Bank Campus & Online Zoom Classes

  • Cost: $200 / $150 per Semester

Upcoming Classes

  • Dance:      Exercise to 60s Music, Tap, 

                                 Line Dancing, Belly Dancing

  • Games:     Bridge, Scrabble, Chess, Mah                    Jongg, Table Tennis, Canasta
  • Intellectual: Genealogy, Computer,         
                         Languages, Wine 101, Book                               Club, Movies, Writing Short                               Fiction
  • Health:      Nutrition, Anatomy, Managing                    Your Health
  • Arts:          Wood Turning, Mosaics, Oil 
                         Painting, Jewelry, Quilting,                               Crafts, Sewing, Crochet,                                     Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter                                 Eggs
  • Fitness:    Yoga, Strength Training,                            Walk Fit, Tai Chi
  • Music:        Violin, Guitar, Ukulele
  • Spiritual:    Bible Study, Mindfulness 

and so much more!

Class List

Contact Us:
Phone: 504-284-7678

Lakeshore Campus:
2240 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122

West Bank Campus:
6201 Stratford Place (Holy Spirit Catholic Church)
New Orleans, LA 70131

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