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gvstn Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-28-10 03:57 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 04:00 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.

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 --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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