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Q: Retirement -- Creative Programs ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Retirement -- Creative Programs
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: nronronronro-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 06 Aug 2005 00:37 PDT
Expires: 05 Sep 2005 00:37 PDT
Question ID: 552344
Hi There !

1.  I just read about the Center for Creative Retirement.  This is
affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC-Ashville).

2.  This Center is intended for retirees and pre-retirees who wish to
be actively affiliated with a university.

3.  A 5-star answer to this question would be 10 other univerisities
which sponsor retirement programs.  No information is needed other
than the name of the university.

4.  Please note that a list of universities which merely allow
retirees to take classes is not what I'm searching for.  Rather, I'm
looking for ongoing and organized programs similar to that of

All comments greatly appreciated.

Thanks a million!

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 06 Aug 2005 00:49 PDT
Hi Ron,

Please take a look at the following and let me know if I'm on the right track:

College of Charleston

Youngstown State University Metro College

Southampton College

Best regards,

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 06 Aug 2005 07:02 PDT
Hi Ron!

Would the following list of institutions meet your needs?


Clarification of Question by nronronronro-ga on 06 Aug 2005 09:21 PDT
Hi Bobbie7 & Rainbow!

Bobbie7----your list is perfect.  Please post as an answer so I can pay you.

Rainbow----I greatly appreciate your links. I now owe you a future $20 question.
I will post this new question ("for Rainbow only") on Monday afternoon
or Tuesday morning.

Subject: Re: Retirement -- Creative Programs
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 06 Aug 2005 09:24 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Ron!

I'm pleased that the list of institutions is exactly what you need.

Search criteria:
University Center for Creative Retirement institutions list

Best wishes,
nronronronro-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic answer.  As always!


Subject: Re: Retirement -- Creative Programs
From: silver777-ga on 06 Aug 2005 05:53 PDT
Hi Ron,

Long time, no type.

I can't help with your U.S. specific question, but I just had to say G'day
from downunder.

Your question piqued my interest as my dear Mum dabbled in learning
about computers for her first time when she was a young 80 year old.
She is now 82 and prefers to stick with her multitude of handicrafts
especially so in her knitting of baby bonnets exported voluntarily for
the prematurely born in the developing countries. As Mum has always
told me: "Knowledge is not wasted".
My only counter argument to that is: "A little knowledge can be dangerous".

I have employed retirees in my past business. Their value is
immeasurable, given their life experiences and practical application
toward problems.

My lucky country has learnt to place a great value upon our ageing
population. From them we learn.

You have hit upon a very important resource in your research. I would
be keen to know more of the application of your research and how you
or your client intends to use the information.

Kind regards and great to see your name appearing again,

Subject: Re: Retirement -- Creative Programs
From: nronronronro-ga on 06 Aug 2005 09:53 PDT
G'day Phil!

1.  Why is it?  ...I always picture you Australians smiling.  heh  heh  heh

2.  As for your Mum, she is a wise woman indeed.  I hope she lives to be 100!

3.  Unfortunately, the U.S. is not rationally preparing for our
"Demographic Tsunami."  Those of you downunder are clearly ahead of us
in this area.

4.  Your comment about older workers really piqued my interest.  We
recently discontinued our intern program for young people.  They were
frankly too much work----make that too little work!  I knew we were in
trouble when a young woman said, "Why should I bust my @#$ to arrive
at work on time just so you can make more money?"   Whew!  I guess
times have changed.  I chuckle about it now.

5.  As for the retirement programs, this is a self-serving project. 
More for me than for my clients.  My goals are as much social as
intellectual.  I would like to socialize with fellow learners; 
chit-chat around the water cooler doesn't seem to be enough.

Have a terrific day, Phil.  
Or as we say in Texas...grinning like a weasel peeking in the henhouse door.

Subject: Re: Retirement -- Creative Programs
From: silver777-ga on 10 Aug 2005 07:09 PDT
G'day Sir Ron,

Great to read your words. Yep, I too hope that Mum lives to 100 and
perhaps reasonably healthily so, even beyond that.

I understand your experiences with some of the current callow youth.
But hey, maybe you and I both had a bit of attitude in our younger
days also. There are plenty of great kids about, just needing a bit of

Of course, us Aussies have a permanent smile because we enjoy the
luxury in  the lifestyle of the best country on the planet. This is
heresay as a comparison mind you, as I am not well travelled. :)

We have an ageing population. Smaller families and technology in
medicine lead toward a top heavy population of retirees supported in
the future by a lesser number of workers. "The Pension" as it is known
may not be available when the likes of us reach retirement. Self
funded programmes may very well become the norm.

Re your point 5, is there a way that we might make contact without
breaking any of the gurgle rules? You might wish to make reference to
another website for example. Brainstormings (plural) is a group which
may be of great interest to you.

Kind regards as I smile like a fox in a chook house!

Subject: Re: Retirement -- Creative Programs
From: nronronronro-ga on 11 Aug 2005 11:47 PDT

I hope I'm old enough to know what a "chook house" might be...

heh  heh  heh

More soon.

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