August 11, 2014 : Senior Citizens Can Take Classes at OUL For Free This Fall
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – Fall classes start at OUL on August 25 and they aren’t just 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 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.
“History and math courses seem to be the most popular classes taken,” said Lape. “During a typical semester, we get 10 to 12 people taking a variety of classes.”
“Senior citizens who take the classes seem happy and appreciative,” said Interim Community and Corporate Learning Director Ron Cullums. “They 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.