Thursday, November 18, 2004

Thirsty for learning, seniors fill college programs
[17 November 2004 - Boston Globe] At Harvard University, a 63-year-old retiree -- trained in philosophy, but retired from real estate investing -- teaches a classroom of her peers about postmodernism. In Maine, legislators appropriate $150,000 to bolster courses for retirees at 15 ''lifelong learning institutes" from Portland to Presque Isle. And on the campus of Lasell College in Newton, a four-year-old retirement ''village" requires residents to complete 450 hours of study each year, attracting international attention and a waiting list of more than 100 senior citizens. ...

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At April 6, 2005 at 2:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog makes me forget all about the assaults on so many aspects of life that are made daily if not hourly. The orientation towards what is in life to anticipate at any stage, and the sheer range of topics makes this a great little "walk in the woods" amidst the doom and it's prophets alike. Thank you

 

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