Lifelong Learning Institute What is AUM's Lifelong Learning Institute?
We provide a relaxing environment in which those who are 50 and over or retirees can learn and meet new friends. Courses have no entrance exams, prerequisites, grades, or homework. LLI classes are designed for lifelong learners who love the sheer joy of learning. Help the LLI grow and continue to positively impact the River Region. Invite family, friends, and neighbors who qualify to take classes with you.
Attend the LLI Spring Preview Session on March 18 from 10 AM to 12 PM in the AUM Center for Lifelong Learning at 75 TechnaCenter Drive and learn the details about LLI. You will:
- Learn about the Lifelong Learning Institute
- Meet instructors
- Meet other LLI members
- Receive $10 off membership fee for spring term if you attend and register at this event
- Ask questions
- Learn about the classes offered this spring
- Hear about what's in the works for fall term
- See our easy accessible building with nice common areas, classrooms, break rooms and convenient parking
- Most courses meet for 90 minutes weekly over an eight week period.
- Courses meet during the day (8:45 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:30 PM)
- There are three terms offered per year.
- Members pay a membership fee per term and may take as many courses as their schedule will permit.
- Members can choose from a variety of classes; Art, Photography, Religion, Cooking, Planning for Retirement, History, Gardening, and Politics. Click here for the current Class Schedule.
- LLI members eager to learn can take up to 18 courses during a year which is to $1.80 per course!
- In addition to the courses LLI members receive these benefits: seasonal socials and lunch with guest speakers.
- The knowledge gained and friendships forged truly make LLI membership an incredible bargain.
- Courses are held in AUM’s newly renovated Center for Lifelong Learning. This is a spacious building with easy access, excellent parking, classrooms, break rooms and comfortable seating areas.
LLI Spring 2013 Schedule How to Navigate Your Retirement In These Turbulent Times
The financial landscape for retirees has changed dramatically in the last few years. There's a new reality that must account for slower economic growth and increased market volatility. Longer and more expensive retirement as well as changes to traditional sources of retirement income create the need for disciplined planning and new approaches for conserving wealth and maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. The first step is for retirees to become informed about risks and opportunities. This course will outline the financial planning process, identify risks, and explore strategies for effectively dealing with the risks.
April 8-May 13 (6 weeks) / Mondays at 8:45-10:15 a.m. / Instructor Susan Moore. Discovering Your Ancestors
This course will help family history buffs develop the research skills necessary to build a family tree – from the roots to the branches to the leaves. There will be instruction on where and how to begin, what records to use, and how and where to access those records; including available online genealogy web sites. Two classes will take place at the Alabama Archives, one on the use of Ancestry.com, and the other to do research in the Research Room. There will also be specific instruction for those doing African American research. April 8-May 13 (6 weeks) / Mondays at 8:45-10:15 a.m. / Instructor Nancy Jones Dupree
Join us in hiking this spring to see the trees and plants budding and some beautiful views as we hike trails within 45 minutes of Montgomery such as Swayback Bridge Trail north of Wetumpka and the beautiful trails at Lake Martin. The hikes will be 4-5 miles with some moderate hills as the class progresses. Please clear this physical activity with your physician. Bring water, some trail snacks, and hiking gear (good shoes, socks, backpack or waistpack) and see the beauty of Central Alabama’s woodlands. We will meet in the parking lot of the Lifelong Learning Institute at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and will stop for a meal on the way home. We will carpool and share the cost of gas. April 8-May 13 (6 weeks) / Mondays at 10:30-Noon / Instructor Dottie Blair Introduction to Excel 2010
Are you new to Excel 2010? Do you want to learn to create simple lists and spreadsheets? Then this class is for you! This class is designed for individuals with little or no experience in working with Excel 2010. Participants will learn the basics of Excel 2010, including creating worksheets, adding formulas and charts, customizing the appearance of your worksheet, and printing your work. Upon completion of the sessions, you should be able to create and print your own basic lists and spreadsheets. Perhaps you just want to create a birthday list or a mailing list or maybe you want to use Excel to balance your checkbook or manage your budget. The techniques you will learn in this class will help you to use Excel to get started on your own particular lists and spreadsheets. The only prerequisite is that participants need to be familiar with personal computers, using a keyboard and using a mouse. Participants also need to have the Excel 2010 program installed on their home computers to obtain maximum benefit from this class. Enrollment is limited so register early! April 8-May 13 (6 weeks) / Mondays at 1:30-3:00 p.m. / Instructor Barbara Larson Introduction to Birding
An Introduction to Birding will provide you with the skills to take your enjoyment of nature to the next level. During a mix of classroom activities and local field trips you will learn how to identify the birds you see and hear, why birds behave the way they do, and how to choose the best optics and field guides. Field trips require a moderate amount of walking on fairly easy trails. This course will not conflict with other scheduled courses. Please DO NOT purchase binoculars or bird books prior to your first class. April 10-May 15 (6 weeks) / Wednesdays at 8:45-10:15 a.m. / Instructor Carol Alford Current Economic Topics
Current Economic Topics – This course is a member-led, member driven discussion group dealing with everything you wanted to know about economics, but were afraid to ask. Participants will look at economic policy and how ithas changed over time. They will debate how different policies and decisions have changed local, US, and global markets. The course will aim to find out what the future will hold for individuals and countries. Participants will come away with a clearer picture of the economic uncertainty facing the world today. Topics will include navigating low interest rates, behavioral finance – how irrational decisions can affect markets, and the great global shift. April 10-May 15th (6 weeks) / Wednesdays at 10:30-Noon / Instructor Jason Bryant Influential Impact of Civil Rights Sites in Montgomery
Montgomery is now known as the “Capital of Dreams”, but historically more so for its influence on all of America (and the world) as the “Birthplace of Civil Rights”, and the resulting legendary impact which was left on our great country. Some weeks, this class will meet at AUM for classroom presentations, while other weeks will be hosted by some of the key Civil Rights sites in our city … some you will readily know but others are gems that you may have never heard of, yet they also contributed passionately to the movement that helped define progressive change in our country. Each week will offer an educational and fascinating view at this history and will be shared by folks who lived it or have kept the passion alive that continues to inspire us all. April 10-May 15th (6 weeks) / Wednesdays at 1:30-3:00 p.m. / Instructor Variety of Guests
To register or learn more about classes visit our website www.ce.aum.edu or call Brittany at 334-244-3804. To visit our location come to 75 TechnaCenter Dr. Montgomery, AL 36117.