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September 17, 2018

Back to School: It’s Never Too Late for Online Learning

…level of interest. Ranging from the rigorously academic to the fun-to-know, online courses make the concept of lifelong learning more possible than ever before. The best part: Most are free…

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Learning Sessions: is a web-based video chat platform that can be used in your browser. With no downloads required, accessing is as simple as a click! Register to join a learning

June 2, 2013

Linky Sunday: Matching Couple in the News, Phased Retirements, Lifelong Learning…

…time for change in our lives. Try it by clicking here. Lifetime study, lifelong learning… whatever it’s called by the institution that’s offering it, going back to school is a…

March 10, 2013

Linky Sunday: A Big Dementia Discovery, Easy Video Messaging, Better Learning

…been in school for a while are as capable of learning from tests as younger adults and college students, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Taking…

November 8, 2019

Meet a Trainer: Johnny Hernandez

Learning Something New, Seeing Something Through In my experience, the process of learning never seems to stop in every facet of my life. When I graduated from college many years…

December 15, 2016

Digidame: Learning to Paint on the iPad

This is an ongoing series of posts on digital life and culture from DigiDame , aka Lois Whitman-Hess. I took a giant step forward today in my wonderful world of…

June 20, 2018

More reasons to get tech savvy

learning Continuing education doesn’t have to be about professional advancement, though. In fact, lifelong learning in itself can be hugely beneficial for older adults: keeping their minds active can help…

March 28, 2013

Learn a New Language Online for Free

…audio tracks are of poor quality, which could make learning pronunciation difficult, Memrise makes the hard work of learning new vocabulary enjoyable. Now there’s something you’re never too old for….

April 22, 2015

Bulletin Board: NY Lifers and Lifelong Learners, Listen Up!

…and currently taking a course? Willing to complete an online survey about your lifelong learning habits? The Silverlearning Study, which will compare results from seniors in the United States and…

July 30, 2013

Fun for the Brain: Make Art!

…problem-solving and performing complex tasks, these activities can help stimulate our brains; all the more so when we’re learning new techniques. Our moods benefit too: A study conducted with a…

January 24, 2020

“Pop Up” Out of a Comfort Zone

…fear that comes with learning something new, I and my fellow Trainer, Jonathan Ushindi Zaluke, tried to make this learning experience as simple and fun as possible. The first few…

July 24, 2013

Fun for the Brain: How Sleeping Keeps Gray Matter Sharp

…how much we remember. (Click here to read about the research.) A sleep-deprived person can’t focus attention during learning. Studies have found that people who slept after learning a new…

May 30, 2013

Need Computer Help? Try YouTube Videos.

…didn’t learn to use a mouse at age four, computer knowledge can be intimidating. But if you have access to the Internet, you can find online resources for learning computer…

August 5, 2014

Free School: A Secret Benefit for Seniors

…high-priced tuition? Do you crave the social opportunities offered in an intergenerational classroom? Or maybe you have a more practical reason for seeking higher learning: You’re feeling the strain of…

August 29, 2017

Does Online Brain Training Work?

…dementias at bay, other studies show that while we may become better at playing the games we’re training with, there doesn’t appear to be any lasting benefit to our learning,…