Tag: New Adventures in Learning

LifeLong Learning – register now for spring semester

Catherine Hammond Registration for the upcoming semester of New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong learning program, begins in mid-December when registration packets go out to current members. Many new classes are coming, as well as are several past favorites. These include subjects from science or technology to recreational topics, along with a wide range of…

Volunteer for a Lifelong Learning Program

Sheila Contrabasso (left) and Ellen Peck (in green), along with a team of New Adventures’ volunteers, ready the registration packets for the 2017 Fall mailing in under an hour.

Catherine Hammond As an all-volunteer program, New Adventures in Learning depends on its members to plan and carry out every activity. There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Some activities may take only a few minutes. Others can require many hours of commitment over time. The presenters for dozens of classes are perhaps the…

Lifelong Learning – become a presenter

Bill Gates is a frequent presenter for New Adventures in Learning.

Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong learning program, is always looking for new presenters. Classes are presented by volunteers who are members of the group or are from the community at large. Presenters may be retired experts in the field or others who have an interest in their topic. Some presenters have a…

LifeLong Learning Register Now For Fall Semester

Catherine Hammond Registration for the upcoming semester of New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong learning program, has already begun. Nearly 100 offerings provide information on a wide range of topics including history and culture, health and aging and understanding technology. Three programs focus on learning about Native American culture. Another investigates the city of Chandler’s…

Lifelong Learning program offers Speakers Bureau

Tony Contrabasso (left) and Wayne Wright (right) share information about the Speakers Bureau for New Adventures in Learning.

Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning provides programs to local organizations and clubs about lifelong learning opportunities in the Southeast Valley. The Speakers Bureau, led by Tony Contrabasso with the participation of Joan Frank and Sharon Felts, can bring a presentation to any interested group. The talk, along with handouts, will share information about current…

Lifelong Learning: ASU professor and students present “Research in Aging”

Dr. Sydney Schaefer (right), neuroscientist from ASU, talks with Matt and Sue Niesz about the workings of the brain. This summer, Dr. Schaefer and her graduate students will present a special New Adventures’ session on the latest research on the aging brain.

Catherine Hammond This summer, Dr. Sydney Schaefer of Arizona State University brings her graduate students to share “Research in Aging” with members of New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong learning program. The presentation will be on July 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with a focus on recent studies on the aging brain. Past President Bobbie Reed…

Resolutions, resolutions, resolutions

Liz Morque It’s that time of year. The holiday cheer is over and you may be thinking about a change of pace; a New Year’s Resolution. Perhaps you are thinking of an exercise routine or a healthy eating program. Well, don’t forget exercising your brain as well. The best place for brain exercising is New…

Be a champ, join New Adventures in Learning

Liz Morque I am writing this the day after the Chicago Cubs wowed us all and won the 2016 World Series. What a series and what a championship game. After 108 years once again they are the champs. It made me start to think about how worthwhile it is to keep challenging ourselves to be…