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Senior citizens head back to college

March 22, 2004

Valdosta - They're not your typical college students. "We just have a good time," said Joyce Aigen, Student. These senior citizens are setting no age limits on learning. They're part of Valdosta State University's Learning in Retirement Program. "When you learn, you will find that you feel young," said Aigen.

They meet each week to learn about everything from technology to history and sports. "We have computer classes, water aerobics, golf, tennis yoga," said Aigen. "I've learned a lot about computers, more than I ever dreamed of," said Nancy Johnson, Student.

The program offers 47 different courses for only $35.00 a semester. "Many of the professors are the same who teach the regular students at VSU," said Aigen.

They even take field trips. "We took a two hour tour of the fire department, a tour of the library, we're going to Okefenokee and Grand Bay," said Aigen.

And the best part of the program is no stress or pressure. "There's no tests, no grades, you just come and learn," said Aigen.

Learning in Retirement is open to anyone over the age of 50. Seniors say its the perfect way to continue a young and healthy lifestyle.

Registration for next semester's Learning in Retirement Courses is March 30th in V.S.U.'s Continuing Education building. Classes start April 11th.

posted at 11:30 A.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

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