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 residents 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
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 dues of $75.00 per month for each resident over 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.