It would be a sad world if learning was something we only did when we were young.
But learning doesn’t end with a high school or college diploma, or even a Ph.D. And it isn’t confined to classrooms. Learning enriches our lives at every stage as we age, fueling our imaginations and passions.
Across the nation, communities and institutions are embracing opportunities for people of all ages to stimulate their minds, acquire the skills and knowledge needed to transition to a new career, and pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees, among other options. The excellent Road Scholar program and local lifelong learning institutes not only provide intellectual stimulation, but also valuable social engagement.
Education programs that serve older adults may need financial support for start-up costs, facilities, staff, and supplies, or to help with replication of an existing program in a new community. There are many models of lifelong learning programs across the country. Below are a few programs that serve older learners. Contact them and learn about what’s going on in your own community.