Tip #307: Lifelong Learning for the Elderly on Campus

On January 25, 2010, Posted by , In learning, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #307: Lifelong Learning for the Elderly on Campus

“Be a lamp, a lifeboat or a ladder.” Rumi

There are many ways for more mature learners (a much better descriptor than “elderly!”) to get or stay engaged with formal academic settings. This benefits everyone involved.

Take a Weekend Class: I first became aware of these weekend classes over thirty years ago when my Uncle Nat and Aunt Sylvia went around the country taking these classes, most likely under the auspices of Elderhostel (now Exploritas).

Here is a sampling of the weekend classes offered through Exploritas:

Institute for Continuing Learning, Young Harris College, Georgia
Simply Spanish

Learning in Retirement at Iona College, New Rochelle, New York
Computers for Intermediates

Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA) University of Massachusetts, Lowell
A Day … Read the rest