Clark College offers several classes specifically for those 55 or older
Learning at any age
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Learning never stops. That’s the message behind Clark College’s Mature Learning Program, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party and several mini classes.
Those 55 and older enjoyed courses ranging from "Why is there sex? DNA and Human Evolution," to "Anyone Can Be an Artist," to "Paris in its Glory Days: 1850-1914."
The birthday celebration also included a visit from college president Bob Knight, cake, and a keynote lunch lecture by Dr. Larry Sherman, a nationally recognized neuroscientist at Oregon Health & Science University.
"Mature Learning offers seniors the chance to take fascinating classes taught by brilliant instructors," said Tracy Reilly Kelly, program manager. "We have a long legacy of excellence to celebrate. Persons who are retired or semi-retired are at a stage of their lives when they now have time for themselves, time to enrich their lives through 'lifelong learning' classes on topics that offer enrichment. It might be taking up painting, studying history, world religion or geography. They might seek fitness opportunities like tai chi or yoga."