Thursday, March 11, 2010

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!
In conclusion…

So here I am today, at age 64, working from my home office, and loving every minute. I’m busy spreading the word about the concept, benefits and opportunities of lifelong learning for older adults in any way I can; radio interviews, TV shows, press releases, the Internet, speaking engagements, you name it. And, I’m still working with Elderhostel running the Elderhostel Institute Network. My work gives my life real purpose, a daily challenge, and lots of outside contact and stimulation.

It’s been thirteen years since I took that educational travel program to Austria and Italy. That trip was a watershed moment for me, a real personal achievement, and a journey of self-discovery. What I found was that, with or without a husband, I had the ability to make a fulfilling life for myself, and for a woman raised to think of herself only as a wife and mother, that was a huge epiphany.

A program like this might be just what you are looking for. Not only are you learning and growing, you’re also having fun. If you’re a “newbee” traveler as I was, or even a more experienced one, you can rest assured that educational travel programs are the perfect way to begin an exciting new adventure. You are safe, well cared for and guided the entire way. Within a few days the group becomes a surrogate family, watching out for each other and providing support when needed. Educational travel really is the perfect way to travel.

Elderhostel says, The world is your classroom! What are you waiting for?

Eudora Welty, the award-winning American author said, “Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it” I give most of the credit for my new life after my husband passed away, to stepping outside my comfort zone and taking that very first educational travel program. After that, everything just fell into place. 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 (

1 comment:

Sage said...

What an interesting post and yes you do sound vry happy in your work.