Rutgers' Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Taps into a Thirst for Learning that Knows No Age Limit
Social connection among the 50+ community is as important as the intellectual stimulation
For Lynette Birkins, taking a class for older adults was a lifeline out of a depression that settled in after she retired from a 36-year career in education. A friend who knew about her love of writing encouraged her to take a creative writing class offered for the 50+ community. Now, 105 classes later, Birkins actually taught a class of her own last semester. She credits the friends she made and the nurturing hand of the teachers with her recovery.