Aug 29, 2011

Center for Lifelong Learning

Central Lakes College has announced a new venture aimed at providing lifelong learning opportunities to older adults throughout the lakes area: The Center for Lifelong Learning, which begins programming this fall. Coordination and planning have been in the works for several months, said Bill Brekken, Center Coordinator. “The Center is a cooperative venture involving Central Lakes College, and will rely largely on volunteer help from the community to provide quality programming to older adults. Essentially, the Center is aimed at meeting the growing and diverse needs of our area’s aging adult population, as well as providing an outlet to showcase their unique value as part of an extended learning community.” The program will kick-off with a community information session in September to outline offerings and elicit ideas and support for the Center and its functions. In October courses and opportunities will be offered. By January, the hope is to have an expanded set of offerings in place, including discussion groups, how-to sessions, volunteer connections, and enrichment classes. For information on The Center for Lifelong Learning, contact Bill Brekken at (218)-855-8146 or email