Ongoing retirement learning | Local News

VALDOSTA – Learning in Retirement has kicked off another “action-packed season” to meet the educational, physical, intellectual, and social needs of friends and neighbors at Valdosta State University.

A member-driven organization sponsored by VSU, Learning in Retirement offers area residents ages 50 and older more than 60 opportunities to learn something new during its spring semester, which features a range of course full of special events, excursions and tours, subjects that are simply “nice to know” and courses in the areas of health and fitness, computer and technology, beauty arts, literature, hobbies, crafts, history, social studies and science, university officials said in a statement, adding that “the fun continues until April 29. “

Founded in January 1996, Learning in Retirement offers a unique opportunity for cultural growth, lifelong learning and recreation. Course offerings and curriculum are selected, designed, and often directed by members, encouraging peer-to-peer learning and active member participation.

“Retirement learning capitalizes on the strengths and experiences of older adults, allowing them to continue learning, broaden their horizons and enhance their personal development,” university officials said.

Membership is $75 per person per semester – fall and spring – and allows members to participate in as many retreat learning classes as their schedule allows. Annual subscriptions are available at a discounted rate. Some courses and special activities require a supplement, which is always indicated in advance in the course catalogue.

New members are always welcome, university officials said.

VSU’s Office of Career and Community Education houses the Retirement Learning Program at the Regional Center for Continuing Education, 903 N. Patterson St.

“VSU PACE is committed to improving the quality of life in the region by providing educational, artistic, cultural, technological and economic development activities and programs. It works to develop and present programs and activities for the enrichment professional and personal community people of all ages,” university officials said.

Call (229) 245-6484 or email pace@valdosta.edu to learn more.