Claremont Insider: Never Too Late to Learn

Friday, July 17, 2009

Never Too Late to Learn

The City of Claremont, in partnership with the Claremont Colleges, offers a program that allows seniors to audit classes at the 5C's. If you're 60 years or older, you are eligible for the Claremont Avenues for Lifelong Learning program, says the city:

Claremont College Auditing Program for Seniors

The City of Claremont Senior Program is pleased to announce the continuation of its FREE Claremont Avenues for Lifelong Learning (CALL) Program. This program is designed to permit those 60 years of age and older to audit courses at the Claremont Colleges during their Fall 2009 semester. Claremont residents are given first preference for course selection, but the program is open to outside residents as well.

The CALL Program is part of the Claremont Senior Program's Senior Master Plan and it's emphasis on successful aging. Participants are invited to audit classes at Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps colleges. Each auditor is entitled to enroll in one course. Auditors are expected to attend classes regularly throughout the semester. For some of the courses little or no background is necessary, others require some prerequisite knowledge or skills to attend. The courses are designed primarily for full-time students enrolled at the Claremont Colleges.

A schedule of classes and application are available at the Joslyn Center, 660 Mountain Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Registration begins July 13 and closes August 6. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to Claremont residents. Most classes begin the week of September 1 and end December 18. For further information about the CALL Program, please call (909) 399-5488.