Third Age Learning – Burlington – Fall Program 2012

Information posted July 8, 2012

Third Age Learning Burlington have announced their Fall, 2012 lecture series. Commencing on September 20 and running until November 8 these lectures will take place on Thursday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the  Burlington Arts Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington.

This is a stimulating, informative and affordable lecture series for the 55+ community.

To see the flyer announcing their program please CLICK HERE

Registration Fee is $40.

You can register on-line at  Registration brochures are also available at the Seniors Centre and at the Central Branch of the Burlington Public Library

The following quotes from their website where you will also find more detailed information.

Third Age Learning, Burlington – 3ALB– is one of the newer Canadian members of the Third Age Learning movement established in France in 1973.  The movement rapidly spread throughout Europe and arrived in Canada, in Sherbrooke PQ, in the late 1970’s.

The audience 3ALB proposes to serve is the 55+ community.  Multiple research studies indicate that for this community, preventing cognitive decline is perhaps the best strategy for aging well.

3ALB will present a series of stimulating and enlightening presentations designed to appeal to a broad range of interests within the senior community.

Each presentation series consists of 8 lectures offered over a period of 8 weeks.  We plan our inaugural series to run from Thursday January 19 to Thursday March 8, 2012.  When the project is fully implemented we anticipate offering two Fall and two Winter series, for a yearly total of 32 lectures.

Each weekly meeting consists of:

  1. An information-rich, entertaining, 45-minute presentation delivered by a subject matter expert – a respected economist, for example, or a working actor, a heritage gardener, or a professional historian – typically accompanied by PowerPoint slides or some other visual augmentation
  2. A 15-minute break for coffee, chat, and the opportunity to write a question for the presenter
  3. A lively, often provocative, and always informative Q&A session
  4. We expect the participants to leave with enough information and contacts to follow up on their own, or with friends and family, if they find themselves fascinated by a brand new interest.

3ALB is an incorporated non-profit organization, independent and autonomous, and closely modeled on Third Age Learning Guelph and Third Age Learning Kitchener-Waterloo.