RETIREES URGED TO TRY
SALT - 9/9/05
If the idea of retirement
conjures images of never having to think again, think again. Beginning
this fall, Trinity Christian College will launch a new initiative that
will provide an opportunity for discussion and learning among retired members
of the community. The Senior Academy of Learning at Trinity (SALT) is modeled
after similar lifelong learning programs at other colleges.
The program will present
two different classes on three successive Thursday afternoons from 3:30
p.m. to 4:45 p.m., beginning October 13. Unlike typical adult education
courses, SALT will draw upon the talents and knowledge of the retirement
community to shape course content and lead classes. In addition, class
members will take occasional off-campus trips to cultural and historic
Trinity President Steven
Timmermans envisions SALT as a way of extending the College's mission into
the community by presenting a high-quality, stimulating series of courses
that appeal to senior learners. "Trinity is in a unique position to make
its resources available to seniors who are interested in exploring new
ideas, improving skills, and discussing worthwhile topics together," he
The first series leads class
members down two different paths: "Discovering Your Family History" explores
ways to research and trace a personal genealogy; "Christianity Behind Bars"
examines the impact of organizations like Prison Fellowship and other efforts
to disciple men and women living in prison populations.
Advance registrations are
now being accepted by calling Debby Vincent at 708.239.4793; the course
fee of $20 may be paid at the first class. Both classes will be held in
the classroom building on Trinity's campus.
For more information visit
the SALT Web site at: