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Governor declares Lifelong Learning Week

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared the week of August 12-16, 2019, as Lifelong Learning Week in the Beehive State.

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared the week of Aug. 12-16, 2019, as Lifelong Learning Week in the Beehive State. The announcement came after staff members from Continuing Education requested the declaration in honor and celebration of the Osher Institute’s 15th anniversary.

In anticipation of Lifelong Learning Week, Continuing Education will be hosting its annual Osher Open House on Aug. 8. Members are invited to campus to preview courses, meet instructors and attend a lecture.

Learn how to become an Osher member here.

Those involved in drafting the state proclamation say they wanted to ensure that all lifelong learners in Utah were included, not only those taking courses at the U.

“We wanted to celebrate our Osher’s 15th anniversary year with this declaration to draw attention to the vital importance of continued learning into adulthood,” said Jill Meyer, office assistant, Continuing Education and Community Engagement. “For those over 50, it is especially beneficial to stay engaged in our communities, keep our minds active and retain a sense of purpose and belonging as we aim to age well. Osher is also a great way for those ‘50 and better’ to stay connected at the U.”

The U was among the first universities nationally to establish an Osher Institute on its campus back in 2004. The Osher Foundation supports funding for programs that offer non-credit courses and educational activities specifically designed for people who are 50 years of age or older.

For more information on the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, click here.