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Lifelong Learning

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Lifelong learning is the continuing pursuit of knowledge to build skills, explore new ideas, enhance understanding and enrich life. Recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education show that adult students are the fastest growing educational demographic. As human beings, we never stop learning. Studies have shown that continuing education, even well beyond the traditional retirement age, can help maintain or buffer our physical and mental well-being.

Ohio's colleges and universities offer the over-60 learner various opportunities for enhanced continuing education experiences for older learners, sometimes at no cost. Learn more from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Several national, state, community and other organizations provide diverse opportunities for older Ohioans to engage in lifelong learning through a variety of programs and experiences. They include college, university and technical school adult learning programs, Ohio State Park educational programs, senior centers, local health provider organizations, high schools and more. For help finding opportunities in your area, contact your area agency on aging.