as it should be –
Senior College is learning in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. I love that!
Information About Membership, Courses, and Sites
York County Senior College gives a new definition, a different perspective and an increasingly popular dimension to the traditional college. At YCSC you can participate in lifelong learning by enrolling in a variety of courses designed to fulfill your interests. Remember: No prerequisite, no tests, no homework, no grades, no papers to write, no stress. Just intellectually stimulating opportunities to learn -- and to enjoy the camaraderie inherent in small classes.
Classes from such diverse subjects as music, art, history, physical science, writing, culture, film, creative problem-solving, bridge, cooking, religions, baseball, and world problems—each of which has been offered in recent semesters. Classes are scheduled to begin on various dates. Most classes run once a week for 8 weeks, starting in September and March.
YCSC Membership (or other Maine Senior College membership) is required to register for classes. Our current Membership year runs July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. It's renewal time if you haven't yet done so and it can be done via CourseStorm as you register for your class. Membership dues remain at $25.00 a year. YCSC Membership (or other Maine Senior College membership) is required to register for classes.
Members of YCSC are eligible to take classes at any of the 17 Maine Senior Colleges without paying additional membership dues; just pay the applicable course fees.
Please Note: You must be a member of Senior College to enroll in classes. Find information here or click on "CourseStorm" registration button below. Payment by credit card via CourseStorm is preferred. If you must pay by check, make it payable to YCSC, noting for whom and that it covers the annual membership fee. Mail to: York County Senior College, UMA/Saco, 4 Scamman St., #18, Saco, ME 04072.
Gift Idea for a favorite Senior on your list? Gift Certificates for York County Senior College classes may be purchased at University of Maine/Augusta, Saco Center, 4 Scamman St., Ste. #18, Saco, ME 04072. Minimum amount $25.00.
Should classes be canceled on account of weather, notice will be given on WMTV (Ch. 8), WCSH (Ch. 6), and WGME (Ch. 13). A message may also be heard on YCSC answering machine (207-282-4030).
Spring 2023 Courses
** Health Guidelines for YCSC
All registrants for YCSC in-person classes (indoors or outdoors) must be prepared on their first day of class to present their Covid vaccination ID card confirming all shots and boosters, to wear masks and to submit signed Assumption of Risk form.
Those not fully vaccinated should not attend in-person classes. **
Download a PDF of scheduled courses.
Register via CourseStorm using the online registration system!
ONLINE ZOOM COURSES
Tuesday: Great American Speeches - Prophetic! – Mike Berkowitz - April 4, 1:00 PM – 8 classes
Wednesday: Ready or Not! It's Never too Early. – Rachel Desgrossiliers – April 5, 10:30 AM – 1 class
2nd Wednesday each month: Book Talk – Arlene Jackson & Jane Carlson - ongoing – 10:00 AM (Book list & More info)
Thursday: Introduction to Meditation – Jeff Goldsmith – April 20, 11:30 AM – 8 classes
Friday: Cannabis, an Alternative Medication – Sophia Cardullo - April 7, 1:00 AM – 1 class
ONSITE IN-PERSON COURSES – UMA SACO CENTER & TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH **
Monday: Acupuncture Explained & Demonstrated – Lisa Bouchard – April 24, 1:00 PM - 2 classes - UMA
Tuesday: Open Art Group Saco – Bob Dunn – April 4, 10:30 AM – 8 Classes - Trinity
Tuesday: Reiki, An Alternative Medicine – Cynthia Nickel – April 4, 11:00 AM - I class – UMA
Thursday: SOS (Save our Sonnets) – Kathleen Harder – April 6, 1:00 PM, 6 weeks - UMA
Friday: Fridays with 'Murray' – Anne Murray – April 21, 10:00 AM – 3 classes - UMA
ONSITE IN-PERSON COURSES – WILLARD SCHOOL, SANFORD **
Wednesday: Watercolor Workshop - Judith Gaudet - April 5, 1:00 PM, 4 weeks
Friday: Open Art Group Sanford - Gary Wood - April 7, 9:30 AM, 8 weeks
OUTDOOR COURSES **
Thursday: Plein Air Painting - Pat Wood – April 20, 9:30 AM - 6 classes
1st Class meets at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco
** Health Guidelines for YCSC In-Person Classes **
An Assumption of Risk form must be signed and submitted at 1st class. Individual instructors may require that masks be worn.<
We ask those who have not had the Covid vaccines and boosters to not attend in-person classes.
New Instructors Welcome! Would you like to share your special interest or knowledge with others? You could do so as a Senior College instructor. Course Proposal Forms may be submitted online. We will contact you.
Directions to Frequently Used Sites
- Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale, ME 04073
- Biddeford Pool Community Center, 2 Yates St, Biddeford Pool, ME 04006
- Huntington Common, Huntington Common Dr., Kennebunk, ME 04043
- Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
- Springvale Library, Main St., Springvale, ME 04073
- Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Cleveland St., Saco, ME 04072
- University College Augusta - Saco, 4 Scamman St., Saco Valley Shopping Complex, Saco, ME 04072
- The Wardwell, 43 Middle St., Saco, ME 04072
- Willard School, 668 Main Street, Sanford, ME 04073
Accessibility: Parking for people with disabilities is available at all YCSC course sites.
Want more information? Call the YCSC automated line (282-4030) and a volunteer from the Communications Committee will return your call.