Lifelong Learning Institute

The Lifelong Learning Institute provides the opportunity for intellectual as well as all other dimensions of wellness through lifelong learning. Classes and activities challenge the individual to exercise the mind and to participate in the adventure of discovery. The current understanding of learning, regardless of age, but particularly during the aging process, is that curiosity, exploration, and new experience decreases the incidence of various diseases and promotes health and well-being. A variety of class topics are represented which reflect the varied dimensions of adult life, its issues and interests. The unifying purpose of all the classes presented in the Lifelong Learning Institute is to engage, excite, enrich, and energize its participants and, in so doing, increase the potential for a long and healthy life.

January 2018 Vibrant Life Classes: January 2018 Vibrant Life and Ask an Expert

Doo Wop Dance
LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach Street
Friday, January 26 6:00-9:00 pm, Doors open at 5:00 pm
$5.00 Admission Fee
2018 DooWop Flyer
Enjoy an evening of dancing to all kinds of music with family and friends. Old time favorites, slow songs and dance songs.  Kitchen service opens at 5:00. BYOB.  All Are Welcome. For more information, contact Marie Heberlein at 453-5072 or

Technology for Older Adults
Gannon Occupational Therapy Students
Fridays, January 26 – March 30 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Free (Members only event)
Gannon Technology Schedule
This 10-week program is designed and implemented by the Gannon OT Juniors.  Each week a different technology will be taught. Participants are to bring their own technology. For more information and to pre-register, contact Marie Heberlein at 453-5072 or
Week 1: (January 26th) Laptops/Computers (MAC & PC’s)
Week 2: (February 2nd) Smartphone’s: iPhones & Androids
Week 3: (February 9th) iPads/Tablets
Week 4: (February 16th) Cameras (cameras on smart phones or digital cameras)
Week 5: (February 23rd) Netflix
Weeks 6-10: TBA

Sensory For Seniors
Gannon Occupational Therapy Students
Fridays, January 26 – March 30 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Free (Members only event)
Gannon Sensory Schedule
This program is designed to heighten participant’s awareness of senses.  The students will have fun and interactive activities prepared during this 10-week session. For more information and to pre-register, contact Marie Heberlein at 453-5072 or
Week 1 (January 26th) Introduction by Gannon OT students and sensory profile activity
Week 2 (February 2nd) Visual Activity Creating Calm –Down Sensory Bottles
Week 3 (February 9th) Auditory Activity (sounds)
Week 4 (February 16th) Touch Activity
Week 5 (February 23rd) Gustatory Activity (taste)
Weeks 6-10: TBA

Lifelong Learning Classes being are now offered at the LECOM Senior Living Communities (Parkside North East, Parkside at Westminster and Regency at South Shore). Unless otherwise noted, please contact LifeWorks Erie at or by calling (814) 453-5072 to pre-register  for all classes.

Please click on the links below for each community:

Parkside at Westminster:   WESTMINSTER (2)

Parkside at North East:   NE 2018

Regency at South Shore:  Classes – REGENCY



Click below for a list of Events at Each University:

Please check back soon for a listing of classes.

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