National Active Aging Week set Oct. 3-9
, 2022-10-04 04:18:59,
Most residents of the First State are familiar with jingles, jokes and even TV programs about “Dela-where.”
But for many retirees and newcomers to our state, the question becomes “Dela-what”: Now that I’m living here, what do I do?
I invite the community to celebrate National Active Aging Week, Oct. 3-9, by learning more about the University of Delaware’s lifelong learning program for age 50-plus.
It’s estimated that nearly 40% of Delaware’s population today is age 50 or older, with one of the largest 50-plus concentrations in the nation and growing as more retirees choose to enjoy the First State’s tax advantages. Some of the fastest growth is occurring in eastern Sussex County, with easy access to beautiful beaches, restaurants, shops and entertainment options.
Fortunately for seniors, there also are more opportunities than ever to remain active, from nonprofit organizations such as CHEER and community centers to Village Volunteers and services provided by the state.
UD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program offers many ways to remain mentally and physically active while also connecting with a vibrant community of adult learners. OLLI offers a wide range of courses in subjects like current events, history, literature, languages, science, painting, ceramics, film appreciation, band and music ensembles, folk dance, yoga, tai chi and more.
It’s learning for the fun of it, and for the sake of expanding one’s knowledge horizon, whether to learn…
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