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August 13, 2015 : Senior Citizens Get Back in Class at OUL
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – The beginning of the school year is almost here.  However, this time of year isn’t only for young people. The 60 + program gives senior citizens in the community a chance to take college classes for free.  Anyone over the age of 60 can take a regular credit class for non-credit.
“It’s a great opportunity for seniors to get back in the classroom,” said Community and Corporate Learning Administrative Coordinator Maryann Lape. “They can share their life experience with the class and learn a few things they didn’t know before and not have to worry about a grade.”
The program allows those over the age of 60 to participate in any class.  The only requirements are that there has to be room available in the class and the instructor has to agree to it. 
“During a typical semester, we get 10 to 12 people taking a variety of classes,” said Lape.
Students in the 60 + Program are not required to do any homework or take any exams. They just participate in the class at whatever level they want.
Registration for the 60 + Program takes place a few days before the beginning of each semester. Fall semester at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington begins August 24.