Third Age Nipissing – Lifelong Learning


The Executive of Third Age Nipissing is looking to restructure our presentations in the coming year – and we are turning to you, our subscribers, for help in determining future direction. We would appreciate your input and your answers to these questions will help us in our planning. 

Here is the survey link (on Google orms):

A couple of notes:

  • The results of this survey are tabulated anonymously
  • The survey is just 8 short questions (should only a couple of minutes!)
  • Please complete it by December 15th, 2022

Thanks in advance for participating in this survey!

Sue Rhoads & Sue Priebe
Co Chairs
Third Age Nipissing

What is “Third Age Learning?”

First of all, what is the third age?  The first age is childhood; the second age is the time to earn a living and raise a family; the third age has been described as that time of life when men and women enjoy total independence.

Lifelong learning is  an important part of healthy aging. It keeps your mind active and your brain engaged. Older adults report experiencing increased life satisfaction, enjoyment and self-confidence through learning.

Research has identified key motivational benefits of why third age learners are involved in continued learning which include: aging well, social networking, promoting healthy brain function.

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.

Third Age Nipissing  Lifelong Learning Group

The new Third Age Nipissing Group (short form: 3ANip) formed in the fall of 2017.  The mission of the group is to develop and present Third Age Learning experiences to those in the North Bay area.  The objectives we wish to achieve include:

  • to present a series of stimulating and enlightening presentations designed to appeal to a broad range of interest.
  • to provide opportunities for this cohort to take part in lifelong learning activities for pleasure and personal fulfillment at a low cost.
  • to create a community of people who come together to learn.

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