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NECC Offers New Program for Older Learners

Submitted by on August 30, 2011 – 10:25 am

Getting Friendly with Fungi, Five Fun Films, Sacred Geometry, and Aging Gracefully are just a few of the topics offered this fall by Northern Essex Community College’s newest Life Long Learning Program titled College of Older Learners (CoOL).

CoOL encourages learning as a community with active engagement from both the participants as well as the seminar leader. It is a member-directed, peer-led program that encourages members to help develop future seminar topics or become seminar leaders.

The membership fee is $25 for the 2011 fall semester. Each six-week, two-hour per week seminar is $10. The CoOL seminars begin the first week in October and will be held on the Haverhill campus.

Topics include, Getting Friendly with Fungi: Edible Mushrooms of the North Shore with Liz Anderson; Five Fun Films with Leonard Douglas, Dante’s Inferno, with Peter Spellman; Sacred Geometry with Ben Coughlin; Energy, Environment & Global Affairs with Michael Levin; How Good is Your Diet with Ruth Young; Aging Gracefully with Arleen Damon and Emily Weidman; The Good Life with George Medelinskas; Enriching Our Relationship with Life with Kate Zehnter.

For additional information or to register for CoOL seminars contact Charlene Boucher at or 978-556-3825. For a complete list of seminars, times, and locations visit Life Long Learning’s CoOl website at