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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.