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January 7, 2014

Learning In Retirement winter classes coming

VALDOSTA — Registration is under way for the Winter 2014 session of Learning In Retirement, offered through Valdosta State University Continuing Education.

While some of the classes start in the coming days, others begin at later dates. LIR offers dozens of classes ranging from computer skills and learning a new language to art courses and health-related classes.

LIR became best known several years ago for its numerous computer classes, which brought many area 50-plus-year-olds up to speed on everything from basic computer skills to email to using the Internet. And though computer classes are an emphasis of the LIR curriculum, it has become far more than a place to learn computers.

Learning In Retirement offers a diverse number of topics as classes or seminars. For one registration fee, participants may register for as many courses as they wish, which are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There’s no mandatory homework, no tests, no pressure, just an opportunity for participants to learn something new while enriching long-time friendships or making new friends.

The number and nature of LIR’s programs reflect the program’s growth and the interests of its membership. While VSU offers classrooms, materials, etc., LIR is operated by its members. Members vote on officers, decide curriculum, etc.

LIR also provides an opportunity for socializing with old friends and making new friends during the classes and during the program’s field trips and other events.

 

Learning In Retirement Winter Term

Registration under way.

Fee: Winter-term membership is $45; some classes and activities have additional fees.

More information on Learning In Retirement, registration: Call 245-6484; visit VSU’s Regional Center for Continuing Education, 903 N. Patterson St.; or visit the Web site www.valdosta.edu/conted which offers a complete list of available winter courses.

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