This month we are focusing on education and learning. Learning new things throughout our lives is a great way to exercise the mind and can also be a wonderful platform for social connection. Seniors living in the Central Coast are fortunate if they are seeking educational opportunities tailored just for them, there are many available. One organization, Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast, started in SLO and is now expanding their program offerings into Paso Robles and Atascadero.   Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast (LLCC) is a non-profit, originally sponsored by the Community Foundation of SLO County.

According to the LLCC, they are “a diverse community of independent thinkers who develop curriculum, teach classes, organize events, administer programs, establish friendships, guide excursions and much more.” Sounds fascinating doesn’t it? LLCC is mature adults sharing their knowledge with other mature adults that value learning (though classes are open to everyone). This creates a community around knowledge and life experiences that is so rewarding for seniors to participate in. To get an idea of the class topics, here are the upcoming classes for August 2015:

The Day We Discovered the Universe -- Mark Bonnard

Friday, August 7 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Morro Bay Community Center

$5 for LLCC members, $10 for non-members

information about this course

Is China's Emergence As a Great Power a Surprise? -- John McKinstry

Tuesdays, August 11 & 18 10:30am - 12:00pm Two Sessions

SLO Museum of Art

$10 for LLCC members, $20 for non-members

information about this course

It's Never Too Late to Resist Aging -- Steve Hodgson

Thursday, August 13 3:30pm - 5:00pm

United Methodist Church -- Atascadero

$5 for LLCC members, $10 for non-members

information about this course

The FDA Uncovered -- Dr. Carl Peck

Friday, August 21 1:00pm -3:00pm

SLO Library Community Room

$5 for LLCC members, $10 for non-members

information about this course

Courses Coming Soon:

  • Perspectives on American Capitalism -- Jim Grow
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow -- John Frey
  • Understanding Generational Commmunication -- Rudy Xavier
  • Medicare 2016 -- Ron Trayner

Register for courses online or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Is there a topic you would like to teach others about? The LLCC is always looking for new instructors. What a great volunteer opportunity to share what you have learned in your career or area of study! If interested in teaching, fill out their course proposal form and email it to the Curriculum Director.




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