"AARP is nationally recognized and well respected, so we take this listing as very good news for the city," said Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, in an article in The Republican newspaper about the ranking.
Since its establishment more than 20 years ago, the Institute for Learning in Later Life has reflected Springfield College’s guiding philosophy of humanics education by offering informative, interesting, and life-enhancing programs for adults aged 55 and older. Courses focus on American history, literature, film, politics, opera, music, and religion as well as information sessions focused on the teaching and understanding of technology such as Ipads and other tablets. Membership fees in the Learning in Later Life program include enrollment in all courses, access to the College’s Babson Library resources, and admission to competitive athletic events, the William Simpson Fine Arts Series events, and other campus events at no charge or at reduced rates. More info on the Springfield College Learning in Later Life program may be found here or by contacting the Office of Special Events at 413-748-5287.