Learning is the core of the Rath ConNEXTions Center.  Senior Scholars offers lifelong learning in a congenial atmosphere.  Knowledge is combined with lively discussions with teachers and coaches.  Classes are 2 hours, once a week, for 6 weeks.  They are taught twice a year, usually in February (Spring) and October (Fall), and tuition is only $50 per class.

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the 2021 Fall Semester is still in doubt, and new information will be posted here.   If you would like to be updated when new class information is available, please leave your email address in the box below, and we will provide email updates to include information for registration as the class schedule is complete.





SCHEDULE OF CLASSES: 3:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M. via Zoom, request a link from our email,




March        3d            ZOOM-learn along with me


March        10th          VIRUSES: Biological Mysteries


March        17th          CELEBRATION:   Customs, Beliefs and Practices


March        24th          How Conscious Eldering Can Save Our Planet


March        31st          World Religions 


Prior to 2020 (Before Covid Pandemic)

Past classes have included:

Better Fitness for Seniors


A Matter of Balance


Yoga & Tai Chi


Beginning and Intermediate Computer Classes


Spanish for Beginners


Conversational Italian


Biology and Your Genes (What they didn’t teach us in high school)


Life Writing


History and Anthropology

Chronic Illness Management

Buddhism and Christianity

Cuba’s Search for Sovereignty, 1492-Present

100 Years of Broadway

Biological Mysteries:  The Cell and You



  1. I am interested in learning more about this program. Are all Polk County residents eligible for these classes? Please advise.

    • 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. We look forward to being able to meet in-person again. Our resources are provided for Senior residents of Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer


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