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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!

Registration begins December 6, 2021

  Classes Start: January 24, 2022

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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 Spring 2022: 

*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!

Spring 2022 Class List
  • We are pleased to announce that we plan to hold our annual Gala Sunday, March 27, 2022. Our Honorary Chair will be Wanda Rouzan, famed New Orleans singer and performer. All tickets purchased for the postponed 2020 event, including those purchased for the 50/50 raffle, will be honored. Gala tickets that were purchased for table seating will be honored even if the original ticket has been lost, misplaced or destroyed.

  • Scientists are advising seniors that the best protection against both the Delta and the Omicron variants is a vaccine booster. Please take time during the semester break to get your booster if you have not already done so. It will be best for those who plan to meet in person next semester to GET BOOSTED.

Our Team

Executive Director

Scott Wallace

Program Director

(Lakeshore Campus)

Tia Andrews

Program Coordinator

(West Bank Campus)

Phyllis Waiters

Business Manager

Deanne Gourgues

Front Desk Attendant

(Lakeshore Campus)

Julie Pablovich

Front Desk Attendant

(West Bank Campus)

Doris Manuel

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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.

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


September 24         Teacher Tutorial on Zoom


September 27            Fall Classes Begin

November 22 - 26    NO CLASS - Thanksgiving

November 25 & 26 CLOSED - Holiday

December 6 Spring 2022 Registration


December 16 Fall 2021 Classes End

December 24 CLOSED - Christmas Holiday

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 70130

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