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Stay engaged with Nicolet College Learning in Retirement classes

Dec. 19, 2014

Retirees and near-retirees looking to engage their mind or get a little easy outdoor exercise are invited to select from three dozen different offerings that will run January through May in Nicolet College’s Learning in Retirement program.

lir“It’s a great way to learn new things, meet new people, and stay actively involved with others who have similar interests,“ said Sandy Kinney, Nicolet College executive director. “The whole point is to have fun and stay active and every class offers the opportunity to do exactly that.”

Events will take place across the Northwoods starting Jan. 21.

Upcoming offerings include tours to explore the Raptor Education Group in Antigo, the Art Oehmcke Fish Hatchery in Woodruff, PCA Mill in Tomahawk, and the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua.

Classroom presentations will cover the outdoors in Ced’s Nature Series, Roots of Religion, short and powerful TED talks on a variety of subjects, Courageous Presidential Decisions, Constitutional Amendments, Women in History, and Film Appreciation.

Several other offerings will focus on senior health including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Medicare, and caring for the caregiver.

Easy-paced outdoor adventures include biking the Hiawatha Trail, snowshoeing and hiking excursions at Treehaven, and an outdoor special interest group which organizes informal outings.

Some classes will meet just once for a couple hours while others are held once a week over the course of months.

About 300 Northwoods retirees belong to the organization.

The LIR membership is $35. Members can take as many or as few classes as they desire. There are no tests or grades in any class.

Click here for a complete list of offerings. For more information about the LIR, contact the Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Office at (715) 365-4491 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4491: TDD 711 or 1-800-947-3529.