Partners In Learning, a non-profit group in Grand Bend, opened its doors in 2005 to answer the need for stimulating, casual-learning courses for mature adults. There is good evidence to show that life-long learning not only increases one’s knowledge but also the ability to use that knowledge in meaningful ways. Doing so in the friendly social setting of Partners In Learning, makes for a very enjoyable activity. We aim to provide peer learning in a relaxed setting, diversity in interests and learning styles, meaningful topics, discussion and practice courses, forums for current events, weekly meetings, and field trips. All this is on offer as we begin our fourteenth season in a brand new location. We now meet at Huron Shores United Church, a stunning, fully equipped, and newly renovated space on Main St. in Grand Bend. It is an inspiring environment and we look forward to working with the Huron Shores community as we begin fall courses.
In addition to traditional listening/discussion courses, Partners In Learning launches two new initiatives this year. First, we know not everyone is comfortable with the “work alone” format normally used in planning and presenting a talk. And yet, all of us have wonderful stories to tell, topics we’d love to know more about, and friends who yearn to hear them! Our answer to this dilemma is the new PIL Co-operative Forum where members work in small groups with a friendly guide to find their preferred way of gathering information, putting together a talk, and sharing it. As well, we have another practical course, Finding Better Balance, coming up in the new year. It provides a relaxing movement experience especially designed for retirees who wish to prevent falls and move more comfortably overall.
Partners In Learning Open House is on September 10th from 12noon – 2:00pm at Huron Shores United Church. Moderators for courses will be on hand to talk about their courses and registration begins. Light lunch is provided. Fall courses start September 17th and include PIL Co-operative, The Many Faces of Religion, Accomplished Canadian Women and It Was Better When. Socrates Café, a forum for discussion of current events, is on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Please join us for many exciting new adventures!
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