Lifelong Learning

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

Studies have shown that lifelong learning, whether formal like taking a class, or informal like reading a book or playing chess, is a critical part of keeping our minds sharp as we age. Research studies, including Harvard, Duke and Johns Hopkins Universities, have shown that keeping our brains stimulated, does increase mental alertness. Check out ISC’s many classes, programs and clubs where you can form friendships and keep your mind engaged. Just as physical exercise benefits the body, lifelong learning exercises the brain.

Updates for Educational Programs and Travel: We are directing those interested in educational programs such as computer classes, language, and trips to OASIS and to the Indianapolis/Marion County Public Library. Contact Mary Dorney at IMCPL. OASIS has a similar itinerary of educational offerings as ISC. Many current ISC members are also OASIS members.

Updates for Fine Arts/Humanites/Crafts: One of the more unique scheduling of programs that ISC has offered would fall under the heading of Arts/Humanites and Crafts. Staff is having success in assisting instructors to relocate to alternative sites thanks to local nonprofits who have been welcoming to offer continued programmin, including Garfield Park Arts Center for Dance, Q’Artisity Theater for Classical Classes, Classic Cabarets, WISC Radio Troup, and Heritage Place for the Crochet Group. Fountain Square Community Center can be a resource for those who wish to continue piano lessons.

Other organizations that are offering programs similar to those we have presented in the arts and technology are the Indianapolis/Marion County Central Library and Oasis.

With over 20 programs in the Arts and Technology that need new homes (and over 20 that will not be moving forward) there are still some programs that have yet to be placed, but most have a possible temporary site until they can moved to a new home.

Fine Arts/humanites/crafts: one of the more unique scheduling of programs that ISC has offered would fall under the heading of Arts/humanites and crafts. Staff is having success in assisting instructors to relocate to alternative sites thanks to local nonprofits who have been welcoming to offer continued programming. For instance Garfield Park Arts Center for dance, QArtisity Theater for Classical Classes, Classic Cabarets, and WISC Radio Troupe. Heritage Place for the Crochet Group and possibly others and Fountain Square Community Center for Piano lesions and others.

Other organizations that are offering programs similar to those we have presented in the arts and technology are: The Marion County Central Library and Oasis.

With over 20 programs in the Arts and Technology that need new homes (and over 20 that will not be moving forward) there are still some programs that have yet to be placed, but most have a possible temporary site.

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