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Learning in Retirement

Golf, surfing the Web, basic bridge; many consider these enjoyable activities. But to one group of Valdosta seniors, it's much more than that.

The Learning and Retirement Program has about 200 members, all with their own reason for joining. Valdosta State University hosts the program and retirees choose from more than 70 classes.

But that's not the best part. Members pay a one-time fee of $45 and can participate in as many classes as they'd like.

"No tests, no grades, no homework. You just go at your own pace."

"If you're too busy over the next couple days don't worry about it. There's plenty of classes over the next few months meaning really Life and Retirement can fit into anybody's schedule."

"If we don't have something on the schedule that interests you, come tell us what interests you. We'll come up with something. Whatever you think we need, we'll make a program."

"We talk about yoga for the body, we talk about going to the Y, but the best thing to use is your mind."

The members of Life and Retirement remind others that you never do stop learning.


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