Senior Scholars Program – Fall Classes

October 9 – November 17, 2023

Classes meet one time per week, each week, at the Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center’s new location @ College Heights United Methodist Church, 934 South Boulevard in Lakeland (conveniently situated between Lake Hollingsworth and Lake Morton). Experienced faculty members teach all classes. Enroll today for only $60 for each series of classes, with limited scholarships available: 863-220-7002.

  • GENEALOGY: The wonders of your family roots with pathways to discovery! Mary Flekke, Master of Library Science / Mondays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • COMPUTER CHALLENGES: From beginning to intermediate. Learning to be connected! John Shuffleberger and Linda Higuera / Wednesdays from 10 am – 12 pm
  • CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH: Cultural diversity. Learning to speak Spanish while enjoying the culture. Catalina Suarez / Thursdays from 2 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY: Music, dance and NY drama. Explore the wonders of the Broadway Stage Floyd Love, Master of Theatre / Fridays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Our SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer specialists offer confidential consultations to seniors, their families and caregivers seeking information about Medicare and other insurance options. Offered at no cost and by appointment only. 

 Contact us today for Senior Resources for YOU! 863-220-7002



Tuesday, October 11, 2023, 9:00 AM

The Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center


Medicare Open Enrollment

 Monthly Educational Meeting

This meeting will be held at the Rath office located at College Heights United Methodist Church, 934 South Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33803.

We hope you’ll join us in person, but if you wish to join us via Zoom, here is the link:

 Rath is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Rath Monthly Meeting
Time: September 12, 2023, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 816 6299 6197
Passcode:   958780

If you have any questions, please call or email our office, 863-688-8174.



The mission of the Rath ConNEXTions Center, as a non-profit, free service, is to “provide seniors 50+ with education, resources, services, advocacy, and leadership, enabling them to age with independence and dignity” in Central Florida.

This mission is realized through Senior Scholars education programs, referrals to agencies providing assistance and resources, and support groups.  Ongoing seminars and meetings provide current information and research related to healthcare, social services, housing, transportation, and mental health.

Why Call Us?

We provide referrals for: Transportation     


Health and Welfare     

Education Programs     

Volunteer Opportunities       

Donations to support our efforts


As you face the multi-faceted challenges of aging, know that help is often just a phone call away.  There are many valuable resources-often free-here in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.  Let the Rath ConNEXTions Center help direct you to the resources that are right for you.

Feel free to leave questions or messages at the phone number or email below, and we will be more than happy to help you.

If you need assistance, call 863-220-7002

All the best,

Rosemarie S. Lamm, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., Executive Director

The Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center



Office: 934 South Blvd, Lakeland, FL  33803



If you are not receiving our monthly meeting notice, please call 863-220-7002 and request to put on our email list.


20 thoughts on “RATH SENIOR ConNEXTions CENTER NEWS”

    • Thank you, you have been added to our email list. You will receive emails for our Zoom General Meetings, and when in-person gatherings are safe again, emails for General Meetings in-person and Senior Scholar class information.

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

    • Hello MS Tilley,

      Thank you for leaving a comment. I have added you to our email lists, and you will be provide with updates to our programs and others’ also.
      If you have a specific question or are in need of assistance, you may call 963-220-7702. Our phone is staffed by volunteers, so if you don’t get an answer, please leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will be happy to assist you in whatever way we can.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

    • I added you our email list as you requested. You will receive information as it is updated. Thank you for your interest.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

    • Thank you for your interest in the Rath Senior Center. You have been added to our email list, and you will receive updates as information becomes available.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

  1. I was very pleased to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

    • Hi, and thank you for your interest and kind words. We try to stay on top of what is affecting Seniors here in Central Florida, and are glad you are pleased with it. I will add you to our Contacts in the Rath email system, rathsrconnextion@gmail.com. You are welcome to email there, also.

      Best wishes,
      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer and IT Specialist

    • Than you for your interest in Rath. I have added you to our email list.

      I will send information on our August Senior Scholars Zoom classes in a separate email.

      Best Wishes,

      Joe Echols,
      Rath Volunteer and IT Specialist

  2. I just joined the meeting today and I was very interested in the information on beginning ( I think it was called ) a welcoming group which continues the conversation after training. I was informed that it could be sent to me to start up a group.
    Thank you

    • Hello Sterling,

      Thank you for your interest. I will forward your request. In addition to Comments here on our website, you can also reach the Rath Center by phone at 863-220-7002, or email to rathsreonnextions@gmail.com.

      I will add you to our Contacts, so you will receive future information concerning Rath events.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer and IT Specialist

    • Hello Mr. Greenberg!!!

      Thank you for reaching out to the Rath Center. I am adding you to our email list, so you will receive information regarding our services and activities. You will receive an email from us via that email.

      Our next activity is the Senior Summit (see the opening page on this website), and we have an educational meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, with subjects relating to Seniors.

      Thank you for your Comment here, and we hope we hear from you soon.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols, Rath Volunteer, Treasurer, and IT Specialist


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