Lifelong Learning

Opportunities for Learning & Discovery at The Admiral at the Lake

The Admiral at the Lake believes that knowledge is a habit worth practicing; we’re inspired each and every day to provide our residents with opportunities to continue learning, growing, and sharing new experiences.

The Lifelong Learning committee at The Admiral at the Lake regularly hosts distinguished speakers from some of Chicago’s most prestigious institutions. Experienced lecturers cover various interesting topics, including literature, science, architecture, history, current affairs, and many others.

Previous events have featured lecturers from the Oriental Institute, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Adler Planetarium. We have also hosted programs on classical music with the former president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Our Lifelong Learning program also offers opportunities for residents to share their knowledge, serving as teachers and mentors. A perfect example is our commitment to the Buddy Program with the nearby William C. Goudy Technology Academy. In this program, residents serve as “reading buddies” helping third graders from the Goudy School read and discuss new ideas. Residents and students flourish from this shared experience.

With over 300 well-educated and intellectually curious occupants of The Admiral at the Lake, the mission of our Lifelong Learning program is to help enhance knowledge and understanding by providing access to informative courses and lectures, both one-time and in series, at the facility. We hope you can join us to learn about new things and more about old things.

“Use your mind to enrich your experiences, learn about new things, and more about old things.”

Toni Smith
Chair of the Lifelong Learning Committee

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