American Council on Education – Center for Lifelong Learning

The ACE Center for Lifelong Learning started with the mission of returning veterans to the higher educational system. It has now expanded to promote and recognize all adult learner programs in higher education. The ACE ACE Center for Lifelong Learning (CLLL) has conducted a project entitled¬† “Reinvesting in the Third Age: Older Adults and Higher Education” that directly relates to Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes.

The goals of the project were as follows:

  1. Describe the landscape of lifelong learning needs and expectations for older adults aged 55-79.
  2. Increase awareness in the higher education community about these needs and expectations.
  3. Disseminate best practices and policies emerging from: multiple sectors in higher education and various regions of the country.
  4. Promote educational access and success for all adults.

The project had several initiatives and you can view them here.

After holding two focus groups with older adults, conducting a nationwide institutional survey, and convening two regional roundtables of higher education and other sector leaders the CLLL released the following report.

Download the Report

ACE Report

What do you think of the ACE Center for Lifelong Learning and its report?


Senior Moment – Veterans Upward Bound

In this edition of the award-winning Senior Moment show, Deborah Pfingston talks about Yavapai College’s Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program. Deborah is the program specialist for VUB and helps fulfill the mission of providing educational resources to veterans so they can succeed and get their degree. VUB is a TRIO program that provides college prep and/or GED modules at no cost to qualified veterans helping them to transition to the next level.

To learn more about the Veterans Upward Bound program, you can visit their website Senior Moment is sponsored by the Division of Lifelong Learning at Yavapai College and produced by the lovely Jodie Buehler.

What do you think about this Senior Moment episode? Do you have any suggestions on topics of interest for the future?

Succesful Ageing Series – Father Mark Moline

Donna Bellina, of the Retiree Connection at the Division of Lifelong Learning, has made this wonderful piece on the story of Father Mark Moline.

Father Mark Moline of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott Arizona sheds some insight on entering the seminary at age 50 and what successful aging means to him.

You can view Donna’s other videos on her YouTube Channel and follow the Retiree Connection on her webletter .