Monthly musing from Rebecca Crichton

Most of us would probably say that we either are or aspire to be Lifetime Learners. Hopefully, we are always learning about ourselves and the world around us. I hear people say that as long as they are learning something new daily, they feel good. I equate learning with growth, wisdom, discovery, engagement, fulfillment and connection. 

Our region is vibrant with opportunities for older people to keep learning. Most of them keep their prices reasonable and access easy. If you’ve been putting off seeing what’s out there, this is a good time to check out the wealth of offerings – from single sessions to semester-long courses. 

For September’s Featured Resource, we asked Natalie Lecher, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, UW Continuum College, to give an overview of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and describe some of the programs that the OLLI-UW (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW) offers in our region. As she shares, continued learning as we age is seen as a key to staying healthy and engaged.

Happy Fall and Happy Learning!
Rebecca

UW Do More, Feel Better Program for Depression
The UW is recruiting individuals aged 60 and older for a 9-week program based on research showing that increased participation in pleasurable and rewarding activities can lead to improvement in depression symptoms. 

Letting Go & Moving Forward, A Writing Group for Women with Rebecca

The group is open to new members. No writing experience is necessary to benefit from this opportunity. Meets on third Wednesdays near Green Lake and starts September 18.

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