The New Year brings a new focus to the program for people age 50 and older at Terra State Community College.
The popular ElderCollege will now be known as “Life Scholars,” a name that organizers feel represents the program’s mission, which is to create a climate that rekindles interest and stimulates the thrill of lifelong learning, regardless of a person’s educational background.
As part of the overall Lifelong Learning Program at the college, the Life Scholars program is a 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. on Jan. 24. The event will include music, fellowship and information about the courses and trips to be offered. Admission is free, however, reservations are requested by Jan. 22. Call 419-559-2255 to RSVP or for more information.
The Life Scholars schedule includes classes on history, computers, art and music, food and exercise, and many other topics. Trips to Bucyrus landmarks and the Henry Ford Museum are also on the schedule.
For a complete listing with all the details, visit www.terra.edu/learning or call 419-559-2255.