What Does Lifelong Learning Mean to You?
The Admiral at the Lake has over 300 occupants who are well educated and intellectually curious. The Lifelong Learning program is managed by a committee of residents with a mission to help enhance knowledge and understanding among The Admiral residents. Through this mission they provide access to courses and educational lectures, both one-time and in series, at the facility.
“Use your mind to enrich your experiences, learn about new things and more about old things.”
Chair of the Lifelong Learning Committee
The data shows a deep interest in being connected to new information and experiences. A survey in 2017 among Americans over 65 showed the following:
Knowledge as a Habit
The Admiral regularly hosts speakers from a broad range of sources and backgrounds. Topics include literature and arts, science, architecture, music, history, current and world affairs and many more.
They have included the Oriental Institute, the Field Museum, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Adler Planetarium, as well as two programs on classical music with the former president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Our Great Courses program is a runaway success. Topics range from Optimizing Brain Fitness, A Skeptic’s Guide to American History, World’s Greatest Geological Wonders to German Opera History.
Together we’re inspired to continue learning and growing while we share new experiences.
Recent & Upcoming Events
Gardens of China
Over, Under, and Through – Chicago Transit Through the Years
Michelle Nichols from The Adler Planetarium
The Science of Climate Change
“The Watergate Girl”
“Their Eyes Were Watching God”
Lennon and McCartney
Gardens of Islam
Henry Fogel – Mstislav Rostropovich
Cellist, Conductor, Human Rights Advocate
Selected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald