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The Academy of Senior Professionals

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College

How to Become a Member

For more information or to become a "Member for a Month", fill out our interest form or call 727-864-8834.

ASPEC is a unique community for lifelong learning which meets primarily at Lewis House on the Eckerd College campus. We are a member led organization with approximately 300 retired and semi-retired pofessionals from all walks of life.

ASPEC offers both full time and seasonal memberships. ASPEC has an application process. An initiation fee is required at the time membership begins and annual dues are billed quarterly.

We invite you to come and explore your intellectual horizons in a friendly congenial environment.

"Member for a Month"

Are you looking for intellectual stimulation, physical activities and social interaction, but aren't sure if ASPEC is right for you? If so, why not become a "Member for a Month."

First time ASPEC guests and their significant others are invited to spend four consecutive weeks at ASPEC for $50.

During these four weeks, attend our many Interest Group sessions, all led by ASPEC members, including:

  • Medical Topics for the Layperson
  • Computers
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Religions and Faiths
  • Visual Arts
  • World Classics Literature
  • Science
  • Economics and Prosperity
  • Chair Yoga
  • Tai Chi and more

Social events include weekly wine and cheese socials and a monthly "Evening Out" at a local restaurant. There are two film groups, museum tours, poetry readings and much, much more.

For more information or to become a "Member for a Month", please contact us at academy-info@eckerd.edu, 727-864-8834, or fill out our information inquiry form.

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Is ASPEC the Place for You?

Enrich 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.

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