Open House for Center for Lifelong Learning

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at International College will hold an open house that is sure to strike a chord with music lovers on January 19, 2005, at The Bower Chapel of Moorings Park.

International College Dean of Students Dr. Ron Bowman, who is also President of The Naples Opera Society, will perform with Flautist Diana Ball, Pianist Jamie Hardesty and Vocalist Beatrice Ciotti for a musical introduction to all the classes offered through The CLL which will begin its winter term on January 20.

Formerly known as The Creative Retirement Center, The CLL was established by International College in 1996 as an educational resource for senior adults pursuing intellectual and personal enrichment.

Literally thousands of seniors have taken advantage of the course offerings which have traditionally ranged from cultural subjects of a historical, philosophical, artistic or musical nature to practical examinations on issues such as money management, estate planning and health insurance.

Class participants also have an opportunity to take field trips to a variety of area attractions which in the case of this term includes the Barefoot Beach Preserve and Sarasota’s Ringling Museum.

“Most class members view their participation as something fun and meaningful to do with their spare time,” says CLL Director and Gerontologist Meredith Doupé.

“For others, the classes are recognized for their therapeutic benefits because a healthy, intellectually-stimulated mind has proven to contribute to an individual’s overall wellbeing,” adds Doupé.

Those who are interested in learning more about International College’s Center for Lifelong Learning are encouraged to attend the open house at Moorings Park.

Light refreshments and a reception with the artists will follow the musical performance which begins at 2:00 p.m.

The Bower Chapel of Moorings Park is located at 120 Moorings Park Drive (on Goodlette Road south of Pine Ridge Road) in Naples.

For reservations, more information, and/or registering for CLL contact The International College at (239) 513-1122 ext. 6133.
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