Category: Life Long Learning

February 22, 2021 Joe Brady

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether, at twenty or eighty, anyone who keeps learning is young.” Henry Ford Lifelong Learning opportunities at the University of Denver’s OLLI Spring term, and Summer opportunities at Oxford University. Choose from hundreds of courses from two of the top Universities in the world. Take classes for your own…

February 17, 2021 Joe Brady

According to the World Health Organization,  active aging is defined as “the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation, and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age.”   People can stay active throughout their lifespans by participating in social, cultural, economic, spiritual, and civic affairs. That can include paid and volunteer…

January 26, 2021 Joe Brady

The Superior Doctor is a Teacher Ancient Chinese Proverb “Preventive Medicine is Education” Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop M.D. Life-long learning programs in the community have a great potential to improve the health and well-being of older adults and is likely to be a growing trend as baby boomers reach retirement age.  However actual…

December 7, 2020 Joe Brady

The 2020 edition of the Festive Calendar from the continuing education department at Oxford University contains thirty-one days of free, online learning – enough to take you right up to the new year. If you begin after December 20 it will carry through until after the inauguration. Discover something new each day the calendar contains 31fun, interactive,…

October 11, 2020 Joe Brady

October is Health Literacy Month—a time to promote the importance of greater understanding of the science of health. Since 1999, organizations around the world have been observing October as Health Literacy Month. The advent of the COVID pandemic has increased the urgency of fundamental science and health education among the public. It’s a time to…

September 15, 2020 Joe Brady

Running out of things to watch on Netflix? Keep your brain active and try something new with these taster lectures from the University of Oxford. What can we learn from an archaeologist about hygiene? How did Italy use product design to pull itself out of post-war economic depression? Who was King Richard II’s role model?…

June 16, 2020 Joe Brady

You can reduce stress and keep you mind sharp at the same time. According to researchers at Harvard Medical School, studies have shown that many common stress management techniques also serve to improve mental functions like memory and cognitive function and maybe even help prevent cognitive decline as we get older. In addition these have…

June 9, 2020 Joe Brady

What if instead of prescribing a pill for something like depression, a doctor could prescribe a yearlong pass to the museum or a series of art classes? Would that be as effective as a drug? Could it even be more effective? How do we keep people healthy in mind and body during these stressful times?These…

May 25, 2020 Joe Brady

During this time of COVID induced isolation we can do a lot of sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves or we can take the mind away from its troubles and learn something new. At the very least it can pass the time in a productive way and at best we can actually improve our minds…

December 4, 2019 Joe Brady

For all of you that are helping make this a healthier world, Joe and Jacqui would like to pass along to you this very special gift of Lifelong Learning this holiday season. Keep your mind sharp and feed your curiosity. While the weather outside is frightful, explore these world-class resources for lifelong learners. Discover something…