New pens and pencils, fresh notebooks – it must be back to school time! For local seniors, the Penobscot Valley Senior College offers unique learning opportunities throughout the year – with no tests or homework and a focus on socializing and enjoyable learning. Sounds pretty good, right?
Dirigo Pines is pleased to be a host for various classes through the Senior College, making attending even more convenient for Dirigo residents.
Established in the fall 2002 at the University of Maine in Orono and affiliated with the UMaine Center on Aging, Penobscot Valley Senior College serves the greater Bangor-Orono region. The college’s mission is to offer adults who are at least 50 years old opportunities to learn about a wide array of fascinating topics. The college’s emphasis is on enjoyable learning in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere. Approximately 200 adults attend PVSC classes during each fall and spring term.
Senior colleges provide unique educational and social opportunities, and are largely volunteer-driven. Members volunteer to serve on their college’s board of directors and committees as well as to plan and present all courses and special programs. Their interests are the foundation of all program planning. PVSC is one of 18 senior colleges in Maine, stretching from York County to Presque Isle and Calais, linked to the Maine Senior College Network, which is located at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine.
Click here to learn more and keep an eye out for the fall schedule being announced soon.