January 27, 2022

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Learning in Retirement Presents 60-Plus Opportunities to Learn Something New

VALDOSTA — Learning in Retirement is excited to kick off another action-packed season of meeting the educational, physical, intellectual, and social needs of Valdosta State University’s friends and neighbors.

A member-led and VSU-sponsored organization, Learning in Retirement offers area residents 50 years of age and older more than 60 opportunities to learn something new during its Spring Semester 2022, which features a course lineup full of special events, excursions and tours, topics that are simply “good to know,” and classes in the areas of health and fitness, computers and technology, fine arts, literature, leisure, crafts, history, social studies, and science. The fun continues through April 29.

Founded in January 1996, Learning in Retirement provides a unique opportunity for cultural growth, lifelong learning, and recreation. The course offerings and curriculum are chosen, designed, and often led by the members, encouraging peer learning and active member participation.

Learning in Retirement capitalizes on the strengths and experiences of older adults, empowering them to continue learning, expand their horizons, and enhance their personal development.

Membership costs $75 per person per semester — fall and spring —and allows members to participate in as many Learning in Retirement courses as their schedules can accommodate. Yearly memberships are available at a reduced rate. A few courses and special activities require an additional fee, which is always noted in advance in the course catalog.

New members are always welcome.  

The Office of Professional and Community Education at VSU hosts the Learning in Retirement program at the Regional Center for Continuing Education, located at 903 N. Patterson St.  

VSU PACE is committed to enhancing 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 professional and personal enrichment of community persons of all ages.

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

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