Road Scholar helps Americans travel and learn at the same time
These days, lifelong learning is coming to be known as a standard hobby for many baby boomers. Whether they're going back to the classroom to learn a new subject or looking to brush up on a new field for work, it's obvious that hitting the books has become a priority for prospective retirees across the country.
One organization offers learning with a twist, according to The Coloradoan. Road Scholar makes nearly 8,000 educational trips available to mature travelers. These special educational tours are available far and wide, in any of the 50 states to more than 90 countries abroad.
During their journey, participants in the program are given the chance to learn from experts about the local community or culture at large. The setting is always fresh and exciting, be it a cruise, hike or bike trip.
Retirees who enjoy the thrill of learning may want to look into Del Webb retirement communities as well, which offer unparalleled access to Osher Lifelong Universities (OLLI) and other academic institutes. For example, at Sun City Mesquite, homeowners can go to classes at the OLLI at the University of Las Vegas, where they can choose to learn a new language, brush up on their financial knowledge or volunteer through OLLI programs.
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In years past, it may have seemed unusual to see scores of older adults heading back to the classroom, but that is no longer the case. Many retirees make lifelong learning a priority once they leave the workforce, and few people are more emblematic of this growing trend than 92-year-old Ruth Elliott.
After retiring, adults have many decisions to make. Do they want to embark on an encore career? Travel? Perhaps they want to volunteer. But one of the most popular options for boomers is heading back to the classroom.
The baby boomer generation has been shaping travel trends for decades, and now as millions of its members are heading toward retirement, it is doing the same thing once again.
Heading back to the classroom has become a popular retirement activity for older adults.