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
Improve mind and brain stimulation
Create a sense of purpose
Promote social interaction
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Delaware County Community College
Return to Learn
Call: 610-359-7355 or contact Tricia Scepansky, Director of Community Education at [email protected].
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 [email protected]
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
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
Visit their website:
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)
Visit their website: www.scs-delco.org
Chester Senior Center
Chester , PA
Friendship Circle Senior Center
Darby , PA
Good Neighbor Senior Center
Darby Township , PA
Center Without Walls
Aston, Brookhaven, Concord, PA
Delaware County Adult Education Programs
Haverford Adult School
Main Line School Night
Wallingford Swarthmore Community Classes
Visit their website: wscclasses.org
Call: Bridie Scanlan or Marion Johnson 610-237-6410 xt 8
Penn-Delco School District
Adventures in Lifelong Learning
Visit their website: http://www.roadscholar.org/programs/state.asp?whatState=PA
Delaware County Library System
Check Library Events for classes at individual libraries.
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.
Delaware County Cooperative Extension
Explore Upcoming Events
Visit their website: http://extension.psu.edu/delaware
Historic Societies of Delaware County
Heinz Wildlife Refuge
Visit their website: http://www.friendsofheinzrefuge.org/tinicum3.htm
Ridley Creek State Park
Visit their website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/