The continuing pursuit of knowledge to build skills, explore new ideas, enhance understanding and enrich life. 

A growing number of older adults expect to remain in the workforce longer and may have difficulty finding employment without updating their knowledge and skills. Formal education programs may be a key strategy for increasing the contributions of older adults.  

 

Lifelong Learning has been proven to:

  • Create a positive impact on health
  • Improve quality of life
  • Increase knowledge and awareness
  • Increase adaptability
  • Improve mind and brain stimulation
  • Create a sense of purpose
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Promote social interaction

 

Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Delaware County Community College

Non-Credit Courses

Return to Learn

Call: 610-359-7355 or contact Tricia Scepansky, Director of Community Education at pscepansky@dccc.edu.

Visit their website: https://www.dccc.edu/academics/course-information/course-descriptions-non-credit

 

Immaculata College of LifeLong Learning

Call: 610-647-4400, ext. 3238 or email at cll@immaculata.edu

Visit their website: http://www.immaculata.edu/cll

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Widener University

One University Place   Chester, PA

Call: (610) 499-4370

Visit their website: www.widener.edu/olli

An academic cooperative that provides mature adults with opportunities for intellectual development, cultural stimulation, and social interaction. OLLI educational programs are centered around classes developed and taught by its members, who volunteer their time and talents to share their knowledge and interests with other members.

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University

Call: 215-204-1511

Visit their website: http://www.temple.edu/olli

Formerly the Temple Association for Retired Persons. OLLI is a lifelong learning academy within Temple University where retired persons attend classes and pursue the joy of learning outside of the traditional academic format.

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware

Wilmington Campus

Call: 302-573-4417

Visit their website:

http://www.lifelonglearning.udel.edu/wilmington/index.html

A membership organization for adults 50 and over to enjoy classes, teach, exchange ideas, and travel together. Instructors teach subjects they love to students who are there for the love of learning!

 

Senior Community Services Center for Life Long Learning (CLLL)

Programs to Challenge, Enrich and Inspire

For more information contact Senior Community Services (SCS)

Call: 610-237-8100

Visit their website: www.scs-delco.org

 

Senior Centers

Chester Senior Center

Chester , PA

Friendship Circle Senior Center

Darby , PA

Good Neighbor Senior Center

Darby Township , PA

Schoolhouse Center

Folsom, PA

Center Without Walls

Aston, Brookhaven, Concord, PA

 

Delaware County Adult Education Programs

Haverford Adult School

Main Line School Night

Wallingford Swarthmore Community Classes

Call: 610-566-5786

Visit their website: wscclasses.org

Interboro Classes

Call: Bridie Scanlan or Marion Johnson 610-237-6410 xt 8

Penn-Delco School District

information@pdsd.org

 

Road Scholar

Adventures in Lifelong Learning

Call: 800-454-5768

Visit their website: http://www.roadscholar.org/programs/state.asp?whatState=PA

 

Delaware County Library System

Check Library Events for classes at individual libraries.

Call: 610-891-8622

Visit their website: www.delcolibraries.org
 

Coming of Age

A Philadelphia-based national initiative created to help people age 50+ explore their futures, promote 50+ connection and contribution, and build stronger non-profits and communities.

Call: 800-454-5768

 

Delaware County Cooperative Extension

Explore Upcoming Events

Call: 610-690-2655

Visit their website: http://extension.psu.edu/delaware

 

Historic Societies of Delaware County

http://www.padelcohistory.org/

 

Heinz Wildlife Refuge

Call: 215-365-3118

Visit their website: http://www.friendsoftinicummarsh.org

 

Ridley Creek State Park

Call: 610-892-3900

Visit their website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/