Popular Lifelong Learning Program Offers Free Online Content
ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Senior Services’ Health and Wellness program has announced that the Spring 2020 semester of the University Express lifelong learning program will be taking place exclusively online. The University Express program is a collaboration of the Erie County Department of Senior Services, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Excelsior Orthopaedics, and Wegmans. Classes are designed to stimulate the mind and provide opportunities to build social networks while reducing social isolation. No homework or tests, just exciting discussions alongside peers with similar interests!
“University Express is an exciting program that provides opportunities for learning and socializing for older adults, bringing topics they are interested in right to them,” said Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services David J. Shenk. “By taking the program online we can help to combat social isolation during these times, which is something we take very seriously. Even though we are apart right now, we can still learn together!”
Participants will be able to access online content and sign up to receive email updates through the University Express website and can join in to learn about and discuss local history, wellness, humanities, and more from a distance! The University Express program will be adding new content to the website weekly starting April 27, 2020 and running through July 31, 2020.
The mission of the Erie County Department of Senior Services is to promote the well-being of all older adults through coordinated and cost-effective services which enhance their independence, dignity, and quality of life.