Third Age Nipissing
Lifelong Learning Group
Learning is ageless…and so are you!!! Whether you are 50 or 95, we hope that learning for the sake of learning inspires you! Research has shown that people who continue to learn new things well into their retirement are healthier and happier than those who don’t. That’s the philosophy behind Third Age Nipissing, known by most of us as 3AN We are a group of retirees just like you who are excited about life, learning and the opportunity to be vibrant contributors to society!
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
The Origins of Third Age Learning
The Third Age Learning Movement was established in France in 1973. It rapidly spread through Europe and the United Kingdom and first arrived in Canada, (Sherbrooke Quebec) in 1975. Worldwide, there are now many organizations offering third age learning opportunities through universities, community organizations, and independent groups like ours. There are now over 50 such learning groups in Canada with Third Age Nipissing being among one of the newer ones.
Photos courtesy of Robert Morton