September 13 Temple Beth Sholom
The event features an enticing smorgasbord of seminars on history, literature, health, science, philosophy, and more—led by area experts. Keynote speaker Louise Gallagher will offer helpful insights for those transitioning into retirement.
(Sarasota/Manatee) The SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL), a non-profit organization committed to promoting and enhancing the region’s lifelong learning opportunities, presents the third annual Lifelong Learning Showcase, Wednesday, September 13, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Bldg. 1, Sarasota. The showcase, which is also a fundraiser for SCALL, provides a sampling of the region’s diversity of lifelong learning opportunities. Participants will hear experts talk about history, literature, health, science, philosophy, and more. The keynote speaker, Louise Gallagher, an educator, therapist and certified life coach, will share helpful insights for those transitioning into retirement. The event includes 24 course sessions of which participants may choose four to attend. Tickets are $79 and include morning refreshments, lunch and four showcase sessions. Tickets are limited to the first 225 registrants due to space limitations. Registration opens August 7. Visit www.suncoastlifelonglearning.org/scall-showcase/ for more information or call 941-361-6590.
Louise Gallagher’s speech, “Retirement: Who Needs It?” offers helpful insights for those transitioning into retirement. “Many of us are pioneers trying to navigate this new time in our lives,” says Gallagher. “Most of us will likely spend 20 to 40 years in retirement. This transition can be a challenging time for some—or an age of enlightenment for others.”
The event also features an enticing smorgasbord of seminars on history, literature, health, science, philosophy, and more—led by area experts. The 24 course sessions are led by educators and experts from Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, the Adult and Community Enrichment at Suncoast Technical College, Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy, Friendship Centers, HealthFit, Southern Atelier Center, State College of Florida, Sarasota Technology Users Group, and C.G. Jung Society. Course sessions include ” Land Conservation: Why it Matters,” “Bringing Sarasota History to Life,” The Philosophies of Hume and Kant,” Art of Performance: How to Get the Best out of Yourself,” 10 Things You Should Know About Investing,” and “Strategies to Enhance Cognitive Fitness.”
Robert V. Carlson, SCALL’s president, explains that the Sarasota-Manatee region is a mecca for lifelong learners. “This is definitely the place to be if you’re interested in an active retirement,” he says. “Studies show that lifelong learning helps create a positive aging experience, boosting health and longevity and increasing the overall sense of wellbeing. Our regional educational organizations work with hundreds of instructors and lecturers who come from the tops of their fields and include CEOs of major companies, professional artists, writers and photographers, experts in science and medical research, and educators from renowned universities and colleges. It’s a true meeting of the minds.”
For more information about this event or about the SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning, visit www.suncoastlifelonglearning.org.