Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lifelong Learning Thursday

Nancy Merz Nordstrom, author of Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret of Making the Most of Your After 50 Years will share the benefits of Lifelong Learning on Thursdays.

The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years.

Lifelong Learning in Your Later Years…
A Health Club for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit!

We’ve spent the last few weeks talking about lifelong learning programs, so to wrap-up, think of them as a life-enriching, life-enhancing and life-prolonging concept. They are a stimulating educational atmosphere of self-governance that enables mature adults, no matter what their previous academic history, to come together and take college-level, non-credit courses for fun and discovery.

If you have already left the full-time workforce, pick up the phone today and call a program near you. Find a list of almost 400 such programs at

If you can’t find a program on this list near you, give your local college a call. Ask them if they offer non-credit lifelong learning programs for older adults. There are many more programs out there that are not on this list. You might just find what you’re looking for.

Or, if there isn’t a lifelong learning program near you, think about starting one. Many other people have done it already and so can you. Established programs are always willing to lend their expertise and help to get you started. You will find an entire section on the Elderhostel Institute Network web site designed to help you start a new program.

If you are still working, tuck this information away until you are ready to leave the world of work and embark on your own lifelong learning adventure.

Lifelong learning programs are where you begin making the most of your “After-50 Years.” What are you waiting for?

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back. That’s what life should be like – a constant moving ahead till the very end!

For more information on Learning Later, Living Greater visit

You can purchase Learning Later, Living Greater at

Till Next Time…

Nancy Merz Nordstrom is Director of the Lifelong Learning Department at Computer School for Seniors (

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