LIFE Academy Designed for 55+
Traverse City - Lifelong learning for older adults is found in brief classes at Northwestern Michigan College this fall. There are no papers or exams - just excellent discussions and activities. With more than 30 mind-expanding opportunities designed especially for those age 55 and better, folks will find everything from exercise, life-story writing, drawing and inter-spiritual wisdom, to world events. Most LIFE Academy classes are short -- two to five sessions -- with ample time for discussion. Many classes meet in the daytime at the University Center on Cass Road.
"Participants have told us they enjoy the chance for stimulating and challenging experiences, with the added benefit of meeting others with similar interest." says Carol Evans, Director of Extended Education at NMC.
One highlight this fall is a luncheon lecture that takes place from Noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 26: join owner and founder of Moomers, Nancy Plummer, for a tasty look into the world of local ice cream. The popular Campus Day on November 16 features 39 short classes (you choose 3) on a myriad of topics including local issues, computers, travel, wellness, the arts, and more, for $20.
Class prices vary depending on how many times a class meets. The luncheon is $18. A six-week drawing class costs $119. Costs are discounted for residents of Grand Traverse County who are age 62+, and scholarships and financial aid are available to those age 55+ regardless of residency.
To receive a schedule of classes, call (231) 995-1700. Learn more about Life Academy at www.nmc.edu/life-academy.