“lifelong learning”

The Takeaway: Retirees Flock to Foreign Language Immersion Programs

Posted on 05/10/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAmericans in their 60s, 70s and 80s are flocking to language immersion experiences, the New York Times reports. It’s a well-worn axiom that learning a foreign language gets harder the older you get. To which Randy Balla might say: Who cares? The 63-year-old retired teacher took up French recently, and he hasn’t limited his learning to textbooks or computer-based language lessons: Last summer, he took a three-week French immersion program at the University of Quebec, and plans to return this year.

Education Knows No Age

Posted on 02/22/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHey blog readers! Jenn here from the AARP Communications team – sharing the story of one of our volunteers Zig Sokolnicki. He gave the commencement speech this past weekend in Chicago to a group of students at Wilbur Wright College. Eleven Gerontology students completed the Basic Gerontology Certification. As Zig’s speech proves – you’re always young enough to learn something new! Are you interested in becoming an AARP Illinois Volunteer? We’ve got lots of opportunities to fit your skills. From …

Live from San Francisco – the American Society on Aging Conference!

Posted on 04/29/2011 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Your LifeGreetings from San Francisco where the 2011 annual conference of the American Society on Aging , “Aging in America,” swung into the full-tilt boogie today. With over 3400 professionals in attendance, the conference is jam-packed with hundreds of sessions to choose from. Honestly – it’s mind-boggling. I’ve been attending this conference for most of the past 15 years, and it never fails. I’m completely overwhelmed! But its a good kinda overwhelmed. OK so I’m kind of an aging geek.  No, I’m not …