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Fitness, Arts & Intellectual Classes

For Members Over 50

Located in New Orleans, People Program is a non-profit community center founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph to provide persons over 50 years old with creative ways to spend leisure time, share valuable wisdom and enjoy community.


During Fall, Spring & Summer season over 400 members, ages 50-90, enroll in more than 100 courses including exercise, computer, dance, art, needlework, crafts, games, languages, music, and more.


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


Update!      Classes Start: September 27th, 2021

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  • 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


  • Covid Restrictions for Fall 2021: 

*On-campus classes will be restricted to vaccinated individuals. Masks required.

*Online Zoom classes will be open for all to join regardless of vaccine status.




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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
  • Fitness:    Yoga, Strength Training,                            Walk Fit, Tai Chi
  • Music:        Violin, Guitar, Ukulele
  • Spiritual:    Bible Study, Mindfulness 


and so much more!


Fall 2021 Class List







Our Team

Over the summer, the People Program hired several new staff members. Despite these uncertain times, this new team is excited to see our members as they return for the Fall semester.

We are each honored to bring creative classes and an opportunity to enjoy community to those across the Greater New Orleans area and other areas reached by our virtual formats.

- Steve


Executive Director

Steve Lenahan


Program Director & Campus Coordinator

(Lakeshore Campus)

Tia Andrews


Program Coordinator

(West Bank Campus)

Phyllis Waiters



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"EACH ONE - REACH ONE" REFERRAL PROGRAM

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.

2021 Calendar 

August 9                  Fall Registration Begins

September 6           CLOSED - Labor Day Holiday

September 21  Teacher Orientation

                                    (Lakeshore) (10 am & 2 pm)

September 22  Teacher Orientation

                                    (West Bank) (10am)

September 23         Teacher Tutorial on Zoom

                                     (10am)

September 24         Teacher Tutorial on Zoom

                                     (2pm)

September 27            Fall Classes Begin

October 18 Fall Festival (Lakeshore)

November 22 - 26    NO CLASS - Thanksgiving

November 25 & 26 CLOSED - Holiday

December 6 Spring 2022 Registration

                                        Begins

December 16 Fall 2021 Classes End

December 24 CLOSED - Christmas Holiday


Contact Us:
Phone: 504-284-7678
Email: accounts@peopleprogram.org

Lakeshore Campus:
2240 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122

West Bank Campus:
6201 Stratford Place (Holy Spirit Catholic Church)
New Orleans, LA 70130


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