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The Academy of Senior Professionals

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College

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Baby Boomer Seminars at ASPEC

On Monday, April 29 and Friday, May 3, Eckerd College will host a two-part seminar on Baby Boomers and their expectations from continuing education and lifelong learning institutions as they enter their "third age." The seminars, scheduled from 2:00-5:00 p.m. each day in Lewis House, are free and open to the public with limited seating. Registration is required. For more information, call 727-864-8834 or email aspecrsvp@eckerd.edu. Click here to view the seminar schedule and registration form.

The following presenters will be featured: Nancy Schlossberg, Ph.D., an emerita professor of counseling psychology and author of several books on productive retirement, including Revitalizing Retirement; Maria Vesperi, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist at New College of Florida and author of numerous publications, including City of Green Benches: Growing Old in a New Downtown; and Ms. Regina McCombs, an Emmy-winning faculty member at The Poynter Institute who finds new ways to tell stories on Web and mobile platforms, especially with video.

The seminars will explore four main questions: Who are the current Baby Boomers and what are their expectations from continuing education and lifelong learning institutions? What programs and approach should continuing education and lifelong learning institutions offer Baby Boomers? How are Baby Boomers engaging in the digital world? How do you communicate with Baby Boomers and engage them in continuing education and lifelong learning?

Seminar attendees will include experts in lifelong learning and marketing to Baby Boomers, members from ASPEC and OLLI, and interested persons from the local community.

Click here for the news announcement in the Eckerd College News Center
Click here for a PDF of the seminar schedule and registration form

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Are you excited by the idea of enriching your retirement in a welcoming, supportive community while you:

  • engage in peer led learning
  • work with college students
  • volunteer in the community
  • have fun and make friends

Come and try us out and see if ASPEC is the place you want to be. Click here for membership information.

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The Academy

The Academy is a life long learning organization for adults on the Eckerd College campus. Our members, whether working, retired, regular visitors to Florida or seasonal "Snowbirds" seek a lifestyle that provides intellectual exploration and stimulation, meaningful productivity and an active social life.