“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
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