Goodwin Launches Free Senior Citizen Learning Program

Goodwin College understands that the love of learning does not diminish through the years. As a result, the College has launched a brand new program aimed to engage senior citizens and retirees in an academic setting.

Goodwin launched its new Adult Continuing Education (ACE) program in October, partnering with the East Hartford South End Senior Center and drawing on the expertise of College faculty. The program will be completely free of charge to attendees 55 and older, with classes offered both on the Goodwin campus and at the Senior Center.

So far, classes have included coping with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in a caretaker role, the history of Hartford, and sign language. The topics reflect topics that Goodwin offers many of its students, as well as subjects of which College instructors are passionate and knowledgeable.

For the next session, scheduled to begin in March 2013, topics will include:
• Long Term Care Placement
• The ABCs of Dementia
• Crime Prevention and Home Safety
• Music / Songwriting Workshop
• Intermediate American Sign Language

“We want to give back to the community and provide seniors with the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning with the faculty at Goodwin College,” said Sociology Professor Gaylynn Moore-Collins, faculty liaison to the ACE program.

Times and locations for the Spring session will be posted on the Goodwin website on or before December 15.

Anyone interested should contact Terry Wright Antoine at 860-913-2053 or TAntoine@goodwin.edu to join our mailing list for program updates.

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Posted on November 27, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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