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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


Receptionist

(Lakeshore Campus)

Julie Pablovich


Receptionist

(West Bank Campus)

Doris Manuel






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.

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
Email: info@peopleprogram.org

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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