TRI-C's Encore 55+ Classes Proves It's Never Too Late For College

It’s a new year, which means you have goal setting on your mind to create a new, better you!  As a senior, it's never too late to learn something new. If you’ve always wanted to study history or art or one of the myriad other courses offered at TRI-C Community College, now might be the perfect time. Residents 55+ can sign up for Encore 55+ Classes. There are virtual sessions or on-campus sessions which run on Fridays only from Jan 27- March 10. Only $99 for up to 6 courses (bundle) or $30 per course (a la carte).

It's something positive to get and do during the winter months. Classes are only on Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. And one also has access to the Campus library and cafeteria. An individual may be drawn to courses to enhance their own hobbies or personal interests: Casino Games,  Watercolor Journaling, Meditative Music: Healing Body and Soul, or Retirement Planning 101. Or there are a range of other learning opportunities available: The Beatles Redone, History of Cleveland, Stoic Philosophy: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life, Historic Figures in Psychology, Political Parties:Voting and Voter Rights, or We Built This City.  

According to NPR, Seniors are not just interested in lifelong learning, many are actively pursuing it. In fact, nearly one-in-five seniors (19 percent) say they have taken an academic course, either online or in person, within the last six months. Thirty-one percent said they have plans to enroll in academic classes at some time in the future, which equates to more than 21 million seniors!!  For more information on the Encore 55+ Learning call 216-987-2274 or go to

Emery Pinter

Worked in marketing research, marketing, and was a Librarian and Bookstore Manager. Advocate for small businesses.  Member of the Dig, Plant, and Grow Garden Club

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Volume 15, Issue 1, Posted 6:11 PM, 01.01.2023