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Old 12-28-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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There is an article today in the Knoxville News Sentinel about the retiree learning program I have talked about here in the retirement forum. The first link is to the article and the second link is to our course catalogue for the upcoming semester.

"For three semesters a year, with a modest yearly tuition of $100, ORICL offers its hundreds of students most of them retirees an eclectic selection of courses, all of them with no homework, and no tests. University of Tennessee professors, scientists at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory and public officials are among the teachers, many of whom return year after year because their students are so inquisitive."

Teachers who love to teach, students who love to learn

Courses in the coming Spring semester run the gamut of things like "The Birth of Quantum Mechanics" to "Understanding the International Economy," "Film Course: Outstanding Acting," "Conversational Spanish," etc., and there are trips.

https://www.roanestate.edu/?8902-ORI...terSpring-2016

Point being, if you are looking for learning opportunities in retirement, programs like this one are out there and you don't have to be the "old person" in classes of 18 year olds, take tests or do homework or pay expensive tuition to enjoy them, depending on which ones you choose. You just have to look for them. My suggestion is if this kind of thing interests you in retirement to search on "continued learning" or "lifelong learning" along with the state you will live in. I just did a test search on "continued learning" Ohio and came up with all of these:

https://aging.ohio.gov/information/learning/
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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i was hoping that offered learning to color and stay in the lines .

i really think i have the potential to be a great artist but i just can't seem to stay within those lines of the smerf's head .

this isn't looking to good in front of my 4 year old grand-daughter .
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Lol, get some of those adult coloring books & practice in private.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:12 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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i was hoping that offered learning to color and stay in the lines .

i really think i have the potential to be a great artist but i just can't seem to stay within those lines of the smerf's head .

this isn't looking to good in front of my 4 year old grand-daughter .
Who says you have to stay inside the lines. We have earned the right to color outside the lines.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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tell her you're an impressionist


I am taking beginning Spanish at my senior center, but we have homework.


I moved here meaning to take classes at the local university. The three classes I chose turned out to be online. I wanted the classroom experience. I need to try again. My computer abilities have improved.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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Who says you have to stay inside the lines. We have earned the right to color outside the lines.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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One of the reasons in picking a house was to be near the OLLI program. I can walk a mile from my house to the OLLI classes. I usually attend 4 different classes per week. OLLI = Osher Lifelong Learning. There are quite a few programs throughout the US. The program near me has over 1000 members and runs about 100 different courses per semester. These are courses that appeal to seniors and retirees: art, photography, investing, elder law, chess, memoirs, poetry, etc.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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Thank you Laura
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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In my 55+ we have Lifelong Learning. $20 a year for as many classes you want. I really enjoy it.
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