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Master the Possibilities Education Center strives to be on the cutting edge of life-long learning and as such is a focal point of our active community. Located in the new Circle Square Commons Town Center, our exciting educational programs provide hundreds of opportunities throughout the year to learn and grow. Our outstanding faculty is involved in designing classes that build on our active adults' knowledge and experiences and stimulate and challenge them to become more engaged in education.

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NEW CLASSES

Fernando’s TECH Series: iPhone + iPad = I CAN NEW
Learn how to operate your iPhone and iPad using the new IOS 7. Learn how to set up your email and iTunes account, use your camera for videos and photos, use pictures of your kids/grandkids as wallpaper, learn how to create shortcuts when texting, and use facetime calling (video calling).

4/22/2014 3 – 4pm
Price: $7 / $10


Fernando's TECH Series: Navigating the New IOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Learn how to access this new operating system’s features: control center, multi-tasking windows, iTunes radio, notification center, the camera’s new features, airdrop sharing, Internet, apps and more. You will become familiar with the new operating system and remove the fear of updating your devices. Students will also learn how to update their devices if they haven't done it yet. Not sure why you should update? Come and find out the real reasons behind Apple's software updates.

4/23/2014 3 - 4:30pm
Price: $7 / $10


Fernando’s TECH Series: Basics of Apple Laptop Computers NEW
This interactive-beginners course will give students a chance to learn the basics on how to operate a Mac laptop computer. Students will learn how to access the Internet, change settings in their computer, delete files and access the calendar while also have the opportunity to ask questions regarding their computer. If you have a Mac laptop and would like to bring, please remember to bring fully charged and bring any access password you may need.

5/7/2014 3 - 4:30pm
Price: $7 / $10


Yeinel TECH Series: Android Tablets Part I
Explore your tablet by learning the basics of the Google-based Android operating system; built-in apps and widgets; home screens and settings; email and contacts; calendar; notes, and App Store. This class is for Android tablets only and participants responsible for bringing to class your respective tables fully charged and with any required password.

4/21/2014 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
5/5/2014 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
Price: $7.00 / $10.00


Yeinel TECH Series: Android Smartphone Basics
Join Yeinel for this basic Android Smartphone class. You will expect to learn many useful features. Learn how to download some apps and how to maintain them. Bring your fully charged smartphone to class.

4/21/2014 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
5/5/2014 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Price: $7.00 / $10.00


Yeinel TECH Series: Android Tablets Part II
This class is designed to teach you about the tablet Camera and Photo Gallery; Google Maps; and E-readers. Come to class with a fully charged device and your Gmail user account and password.

4/28/2014 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
5/7/2014 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Price: $7.00 /$10.00


OTOW Topics Series: WATER Behind the Scenes Field Trip
Water is a valued commodity, especially here in Florida. Learn more about the complexities of water procurement, treatment and waste water disposal right here at On Top of the World. This 3 hour field trip is fascinating. Join staff behind the scenes and tour the facilities. Limited to 14 students; registration is required. The van leaves at 9:00 AM but you need to check in first at Master the Possibilities Education Center. (Please bring drinking water.)

4/25/2014 9am - 12pm

Resident: Free
Non-resident: $10


Ocala Workshop: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
Is Starting a Business Right for You? An Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month Event in conjunction with the SBA. Hosted by the Master the Possibilities Education Center at On Top of the World in Ocala. Are you nearing retirement and exploring new opportunities? Or, are you wondering how you will generate income once you retire? A growing number of individuals over the age of 50+, or "encore entrepreneurs", are turning to small business ownership. Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or are intending to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are teaming up to host an event during National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. As a resource partner of the SBA, SCORE is presenting a series of workshops which help entrepreneurs test their new business idea and get started on the right path.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 ~ 1 - 3pm
Classroom: 1


Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) Workshop
Click here to download flyer. (pdf, 1mb)
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater launched Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) as a part of his On Guard for Senior initiative to help inform, empower, and protect Florida’s seniors from financial scams and fraud. Seniors control 70% of the nation’s wealth, which makes them prime targets for financial exploitation. Operation S.A.F.E. aims to protect seniors through education and awareness and a free workshop titled Be Scam Smart. The workshop will teach seniors, their families and caregivers how a scam works, how to spot a scam, and how to avoid identity theft.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 ~ 10 - 11:30am
Classroom: Cypress Hall

Resident: FREE
Non-Resident: FREE

 

 

 



NEWS & UPDATES

The MTP office will be closed Friday April 18.


THE LIVING ART OF BONSAI
The 7th annual Bonsai exhibit will take place at MTP May 6-9. Don't miss this remarkable experience. See the beauty of this art form, talk to the artists, attend a presentation, ENJOY!


The MTP Summer catalog will be available on line, at the Center and various libraries on Thursday, May 15. Continue learning during June July and August. There will be about 200 opportunities to learn, grow and have fun! Register early and often.


Master the Possibilities is very happy and proud to announce that Vince Boudreau PhD has been appointed Dean of the newly formed Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership at City College of New York. Professor Boudreau has been a visiting scholar at MTP for several years and a valued part of of our curriculum. For complete details please click here to read the press release.


MTP receives national recognition ..again!
For the second year in a row, Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning has attracted national attention. The 2014 January/February edition of WHERE TO RETIRE Magazine, features our educational program as the example of a meaningful and cutting edge educational programing. In the article, Director of Education Dan Dowd states "…learning new things and continuing their education is really part and parcel of what the baby boomers are all about". They noted our phenomenal success as well as student input...which accounts for much of our popularity.


SHINE ( Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
Do you have questions about Medicare? SHINE can help! Individual sessions will be every Wednesday from 10-12pm first come first served. There will also be monthly informational sessions Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, or Apr 15 9-1030 am.

This is a great way to get accurate and objective information from a Division of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.


Read the recent Ocala Star Banner article on Master the Possibilities. Click here to read.


Where to Retire magazine cites Master the Possibilities as a "stunning success".
The May/June 2012 edition of the national magazine focused on Ocala and On Top of the World Communities. Master the Possibilities was referred to as "a stunning success...a program developed at On Top of the World Communities".


Click here to read "College For Seniors" an article about Master the Possibilities that was published in Ocala's Good Life magazine.


Education: A Predictor of Longer Life
U.S. News & World Report has a very interesting article regarding lifelong learning. Please read it here.


Online Classes for Winter/Spring 2014 Semester
Join Instructor Robert Levin as he helps move Master the Possibilities into a new dimension. Robert will offer 30 online classes. As virtual classes, the courses are available 24 hours a day and can be taken at a time that is convenient to you. Most of the Online Classes are now Interactive. When you finish viewing the class videos and Power Point presentations you contact the instructor. He forwards you an exercise that you complete at your own pace at home. Then the finished material is posted back to the instructor via email. He will make suggestions and provide notes in regard to your finished work. All your questions will be answered at any time during the two or six month subscription to the class material. To register use this link at any time.

Robert has created his own video advertisement for the online courses. The video can be viewed on his site http://www.dataimageme.com/online_classes.html.

He has also created a demo page that will provide students with a sample of how the materials work. http://www.dataimageme.com/Online_MTP.html