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ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

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Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN)

Members of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) are involved in all aspects of education for older adults. They represent the growing variety of settings and programs offering opportunities for lifetime learners:

  • Lifelong learning programs in college and university settings
  • Health promotion and hospital wellness programs
  • Art, music, dance, writing and other creativity programs
  • Humanities, life skills and leadership programs
  • Programs in senior centers and community based organizations
  • Adult education in school systems and recreation departments

LEARN's goal is to increase your knowledge of the nature and promise of lifelong learning so you can enhance the quality as well as the quantity of programs for older adults. LEARN provides updates on program models, how adults learn, public policy issues, new research, funding sources and training opportunities. The network also helps you stay connected with peers and promotes the exchange of ideas and information in this specialized field.

LEARN members include:

  • Deans and directors of continuing education programs
  • Administrators, teachers, coordinators and program specialists from educational, corporate and community programs or other lifelong learning programs for older adults
  • Faculty working with theory-to-practice problem-solving in the classroom

LEARN contributes to ASA’s programs, education events and activities through the following avenues:

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