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Lifelong Learning

A SUNY Oswego experience for adults ages 50+

Due to the concerns with COVID-19, and following the directives from our state government, SUNY Oswego and social distancing practices, the office will remain closed until Monday, July 20th. Staff will continue to work remotely and may still be reached by telephone at 315-312-2318 or via email at lifelonglearning@oswego.edu during business hours, M-F 8am-4pm.

The Lifelong Learning program is an opportunity for older adults to engage in activities that will stimulate the brain, enhance the quality of life and promote overall health and wellness. Research has proven the positive emotional, mental and physical benefits of continued participation in learning.

Our mission is to challenge the mind, fulfill the spirit and engage the body of older adults in our community.  We are offering multiple sessions that include structured academic, artistic, health and social programs on our beautiful and welcoming campus.

Summer 2020 Lifelong Learning Program

July 20-30, 2020

Session 1: July 20 - 23
Session 2: July 27 – 30

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Registration open through July 10th

Topics for this year

Digital Photography

In this course you will learn the basics of taking photos using a digital camera, including how to use various camera settings, and filters as well as how to take photos of landscapes, moving objects and people utilizing the aspects of shade and light.

Instructor: TBA

Genealogy: Exploring Your History

In this course you will learn how to research your family history using various resources including public records, online software, and online websites as well as how to construct a family tree and navigating barriers to research.

Instructor: TBA

How to Use an Apple/Android Smartphone

In this course you will learn the basics of both the IOS (Apple) and Android (Google) operating systems including how to change settings, communicate by telephone and text message, and utilize applications functions such as the calendar, reminders, and more!

Instructor: TBA

Sustainable Gardening

In this course, you will learn tips, tricks and techniques for landscaping and gardening that will ensure maximum growth and sustainability and will have the skills needed to ensure your garden's success for years to come!

Instructor: TBA

Photo credit: Alex Raths/Getty Images

Mind & Body Wellness

In this course you will learn and about the impact of emotional health and well-being, including practices to alleviate stress and anxiety such as meditation and mindfulness.

Instructor: TBA

Photo credit: Ways2GoGreen

Program Schedule

Date Monday 7/20 Tuesday 7/21 Wednesday 7/22 Thursday 7/23
AM Session Digital Photography
9:00am-12:00pm
Digital Photography
9:00am-12:00pm
Sustainable Gardening
10:00am-12:00pm
Genealogy
9:00am-1:00pm
PM Session Mind & Body Wellness
2:00pm-4:00pm
  How to Use an Apple/Android Smartphone
1:00pm-4:00pm
 
Date Monday 7/27 Tuesday 7/28 Wednesday 7/29 Thursday 7/30
AM Session How to Use an Apple/Android Smartphone
9:00am-12:00pm
Mind & Body Wellness
10:00am-12:00pm
Genealogy
9:00am-1:00pm
Sustainable Gardening
10:00am-12:00pm
PM Session Digital Photography
1:00pm-4:00pm
Digital Photography
1:00pm-4:00pm
   

Program Fees

Summer 2020 courses will be offered via Zoom this year and free of charge.

Payment & Registration

 

Register by mail

Please complete your registration form and return it to the following address

Lifelong Learning
Office of Business and Community Relations,
34 East Bridge Street,
Oswego, NY 13126

Register online

You may email your completed application to lifelonglearning@oswego.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

We've done our best to cover all the information that you need to participate in this program. Please contact us if there is any specific question you have.

Lifelong learning is important to us and our community

Seniors who have access to lifelong learning activities are many times happier, more productive, and healthier than those who do not. Studies have consistently proven that those seniors who regularly engage in Lifelong Learning activities (formal and informal) gain more than just a “brain boost”.

While Lifelong Learning programs certainly stimulate and increase cognitive abilities, continued learning also plays an important role in a senior’s physical health and emotional wellbeing. Seniors who participate in structured and ongoing educational pursuits are often more cognizant of practicing healthier lifestyles. Lifelong Learning programs can also combat isolation, loneliness, and depression often observed in aging seniors, satisfying the socialization aspect.

By implementing a Lifelong Learning Program we can satisfy many different aspects of the community. Healthy seniors will result in reduced healthcare costs, enhanced quality of life and a greater contribution to the community through civic participation such as volunteering. SUNY Oswego’s Lifelong Learning Program will extend beyond the boundaries of the local community, thus boosting the local economy.

Contact

 

SUNY Oswego
Office of Business & Community Relations

34 East Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126
315.312.2318
lifelonglearning@oswego.edu  
Mon-Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

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