It is a well-known fact that those who challenge their mind in later life have higher brain function than those who don’t. Completing crossword puzzles, exercising, playing Othello and reading are good ways to keep the brain “fit”, but those wanting more should consider enrolling in one or more Life Long Learning Class. Now beginning its fifth semester, Lenawee Lifelong Learning offers college quality classes every spring and fall. Although most classes are located at the Weber Center on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, this semester, a couple of classes will be offered at other locations, including “Tea Time on Tuesday”. That class offers participants an opportunity to enjoy a tea-rrific time at Governor Croswell Tea Room learning all about tea.
Course evaluations from past semesters confirm that participants have been very pleased with the quality of the classes and indicate that interest is high for the 2014 fall semester. Courses are taught by highly qualified volunteer instructors with most having taught at the college level. Last spring, class participation increased dramatically and the same is expected this fall as the quality of the classes offered by Lenawee Life Long Learning becomes more widely known.
Lenawee Life Long Learning has not set an age limit, but is intended for older adults/retirees and is priced very affordably! There is a one-time lifetime membership fee of $25. After that, the first course of the semester is $30, the second is $10 and additional classes are free. The Lenawee Life Long Learning committee consists of dedicated volunteers with a wide range of backgrounds committed to improving quality of life through learning.
A wide variety of fall classes will be offered beginning on Tuesday, October 7th and running once a week for four weeks. Classes range from “Ancient Healing in the Modern World” and “The Language of Film” to “The Animals Among Us” and “Wine Making & Appreciation”. Also, this semester Pat Bogusz will teach Art3. This class provides an opportunity to experience the art of paper folding, ink and wash techniques and drawing realistic portraits. Absolutely no experience is required!
There is no deadline for registration, but it is a good idea to register as soon as possible by calling 263-3139 in order to ensure securing a seat in your preferred class. For a full list of the eleven (11) courses being offered this fall, visit lenaweelifelonglearning.org. or see the list in print at any senior center in Lenawee County.