February 2019

posted 02.22.2019
By Hope Levy To stay relevant, organizations need to enhance their level of service to the fast-growing, older demographic. Lifelong learning isn’t just for older people. It’s for anyone who lives, works or studies with, or serves older people. In fact there is a fairly recent scientific field of…
posted 02.22.2019
By Lucas Livingston It seems lately I am often hearing about the changing landscape of lifelong learning (defined here as older adult non-formal learning) as we come to better understanding the positive impacts of intellectual and creative engagement later in life. This was pointed out in previous…
posted 02.22.2019
By Carol R. Hegeman This is a blog about a small adult learning center scaled for a small rural community and run by a local library.  The library itself is tiny, about the size of a small two bedroom ranch, but as our Board President once said, “We play above our league.” The blog is also about…
posted 02.01.2019
By Laura M. Keyes, Cathy Boyer-Shesol and Mary Blumberg What age do you define others as being “old”? 55? 85? 105? It is hard to pinpoint an exact age of what it means to be “older” because health, ability and cognition may vary greatly among individuals. For instance, “My in-laws are 77 but they…