Author provides tools for lifelong learning
When it comes to staying active after retirement, there are myriad ways for boomers to do so, including heading back to school. Though many choose to enroll in classes for a specific reason, many are simply interested in indulging their intellectual curiosity through lifelong learning. One man recently released a book giving them the information on how to do so.
The book, titled Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner, was penned by Russel Sarder and features quotes from some of the world's most influential boomers including former President Bill Clinton and Oprah. Through their wisdom, Sarder hopes to encourage readers to never stop seeking self-improvement.
"Sarder's book is truly enchanting," said Savio S. Chan, CEO and president of U.S. China Partners. "The lessons and the inspirations within will last a lifetime."
Of course, reading Sarder's book is only the first step to getting back to the books. There are plenty of opportunities for adults to continue their education. Homeowners at Sun City Festival have it particularly good as they have easy access to the Arizona State University's Lifelong Learning Academy. This renowned program offers a wide variety of classes conducted on site at the community and access to the school's online library to offer an authentic college experience.
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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.
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Heading back to the classroom has become a popular retirement activity for older adults.