The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Never too old

Retirees continue their education at the Institute for Lifelong Learning

When do seniors stop learning? When those attending the Institute for Lifelong Learning at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., were asked that question, the answer was a universal, "Never!"

"The thirst for learning runs high," said Raymond Shaheen, 81, the institute's founder and director. "Just because one passes a 65th birthday or enters the retirement phase of life doesn't mean that learning is over."

Established seven years ago with an anticipated enrollment of about 20 people, the institute now draws about 200 to its biweekly sessions, October through April.

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