From our first breath, we are learners. The world around us shapes how we think, how we feel, and how we react. And as we add to our body of experiences – through work, play, and education – we further strengthen our status as ‘‘lifelong learners.’’
The Learning Enrichment Institute (LEI) is an opportunity for individuals 50 years of age and older to broaden their experiences through a schedule of short-term, non-credit courses that promote creativity, free thinking, and personal growth and development.
LEI combines the educational resources of Marion Technical College, The Ohio State University at Marion, other community organizations, and dozens of volunteers to offer two terms (fall and spring, each lasting approximately five to six weeks) of programming that meet the diverse needs and interests of adults 50 and older.
LEI is a community service/outreach effort modeled after more than 600 successful ‘‘elder hostel’’ programs across the country. LEI belongs to the official Elderhostel Institute Network.
Course offerings and cost/registration information can be found on the next few pages. If you have additional questions, please call 740-725-6341 or 740-725-6340.