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gvstn Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-28-10 04:57 PM
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14. In a state the size of Texas this is a million to one shot but i thought
Edited on Mon Jun-28-10 05:00 PM by gvstn
I'd mention it because the structure of it puts you in contact with many educated or interested older people. It is an offshoot of our State University that provides a building on campus for older adults to attend credit-free (exam-free) classes to keep themselves active. It is different than tuition free auditing of regular university classes in that it is a separate program where only older adults attend( they've lowered the age to 50 here because they are greedy and want as many attendees as possible). I live in Delaware and here everyone is less than an hour away from one of our two campuses. http://www.academy.udel.edu/index.html

My mother loves it as do many of her friends. Many people join after divorce or losing a spouse of just finding retirement a bit too isolating. It gives structure to their week and gives them a chance to meet people with similar interests.

Our University just joined a national group of similar programs (thanks to a $1 million dollar bribe to put Mr. Osher's name on the program). You can check here http://www.osherfoundation.org/index.php?olli --Last paragraph gives an overview of the idea behind the program-- --Second link on the top left gives a list of participating universities--

Like I said Texas is a big state so a nearby participating university may be unlikely but might be worth a look. :)
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