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Stay Active and Engaged in Retirement at Nicolet


Retirees have long flocked to the Northwoods for its natural beauty and casual pace of life. But for many, they can only hunt, fish, hike and take in the scenic lakes and forests for so long. There comes a time when many retirees want and need more, said Ed Lee, who moved to the Northwoods permanently in 2006 shortly after he retired.

“More and more retirees today want to stay active, they want to stay engaged in a number of different ways,” Lee said. “They want to stay active in the mind and continue to grow.”

Where do Lee, his wife, and friends turn when they want to do this?

“Without a doubt the best place we’ve found is Nicolet College,” he said. “It’s really beyond compare in the Northwoods. The college offers so many opportunities that really enrich the lives of retirees.”

Almost since its founding in 1967, Nicolet has been offering opportunities for personal growth. These started with non-credit continuing education classes and have grown over the years to include the Learning in Retirement program and the Creative Arts Series which features scores of theater, art, and library events.

“Nicolet exists to serve all the people of northern Wisconsin, and this includes retirees, which is one of the largest and fastest growing demographics in the Northwoods,” said Nicolet Interim President Kenneth Urban.

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