Terra's new program expands former ElderCollege PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 January 2014 10:32
FREMONT - The new year brings a new focus to the program for people age 50 and older at Terra State Community College.
ElderCollege will now be known as Life Scholars, a name that organizers feel represents the mission which is to create a climate that rekindles interest and stimulates the thrill of lifelong learning regardless of a person's educational background.
The Life Scholars program is a truly comprehensive curriculum of both professional and peer-led study opportunities that span subjects from literature and history to science and politics, and current affairs and philosophy to crafts and the arts.
"We know that a key to healthy aging is to be active, engaged, intellectually curious and social," said Michael Shirtz, dean of the Business, Communication and the Arts Division. "We believe Life Scholars can be that mechanism for people."
The winter/spring schedule will open with a sampler from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Friday. There will be music and information about the courses and trips to be offered.
The event is free but those planning to attend should reserve a seat by Wednesday so organizers can plan for food and beverages. Call 419-559-2255.
The rest of the schedule includes classes on history, computers, art and music, food and exercise. Trips to Bucyrus landmarks and the Henry Ford Museum are also planned.

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