KEEP LEARNING suggests a Harvard Medical School article:
“Challenging your brain with mental exercise is believed to activate processes that help maintain individual brain cells and stimulate communication among them.”
The Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, provides many opportunities for residents to “keep learning” and enjoying the arts, culture, and developing new skills. Every Academy Village resident 60 years of age or older is a member and pays dues of $75/month; and neighbors from outside the village can become Friends of ASA. The ASA fosters a community whose members have easy access to life-long learning and the opportunity to give back to the larger community.
Throughout the year, the ASA provides the following services to its members:
- Weekly concerts performed by world class musicians
- Professional lectures on-site with Q and A opportunities
- Classes such as memoir writing, photography, Spanish, watercolor, pottery, how to use IPads, etc.
- Use of the University of Arizona Library on-campus and on-line
- Computer room and use of a Xerox and fax machines in the ASA building
- Guided field trips
- Two seminar rooms that may be used for informal and formal meetings
- Internet access throughout the building
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) programs are often presented at the ASA building, and many of our residents provide OLLI courses.
In addition, the ASA has a strong outreach program that provides opportunities for its members to give back to the community.
The ASA is supported by mandatory dues of $75.00 per month for each resident over 60, voluntary dues by residents under 60, and donations from members of the larger community who are interested in ASA programs.
Please click on the ASA Website for programs, and a list of current and recent offerings.