Community members aged 50 and older will be excited to hear that LIFE@Lynchburg returns for the spring semester on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The weekly program, which features a variety of speakers and topics, has been a hit with the local community, says program coordinator Sarah Rhodes.
“We have been thrilled with the response from the community so far,” Rhodes said. “Our members are engaged, they’re happy to be here, and they are ready to learn and participate.
“Several members are alumni who hadn’t been on campus since they graduated years ago, and for many members, this program brought them to campus for the first time. It has been an honor for me to welcome everyone to the University, to make our members and guests feel at home, and to get to know them.”
As in the fall, all sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays in Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall. There is no academic credit, and members enjoy a number of perks, including student pricing at Burton Dining Hall, free access to theater and music performances and talks on campus, and borrowing privileges at Knight-Capron Library.
The spring schedule kicks off with a faculty panel, “Women in Democracy,” on Feb. 1, followed by “Architecture in Lynchburg” on Feb. 8. Other topics include “Brain Health,” “The History of Newspapers in Lynchburg,” and “Three Women Astronomers You Have Never Heard Of, But Need To Know About.”
The 10-session schedule concludes on April 12 with “America’s Founding River: The James.” Speaker bios and topics can be found on the LIFE@Lynchburg website.
Attendees may sign up online or by calling 434.544.8084. A semester membership (10 classes) is $85 and individual sessions are $12 each. Members also may purchase a guest pass for $5 per session. For more information, visit the LIFE@Lynchburg website or email Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFE@Lynchburg is sponsored by The Summit, an upscale retirement community in Lynchburg.