About Us

We are an independent community organization that offers a number of diversified courses geared to the interests of its members covering such topics as art, history, finance, health, sports, philosophy and writing. The courses offered are limited only to the interest and imagination of its members.

The benefits of participants in The Older Adult Learning Community include:

  • The sheer joy of learning without the pressure associated with term papers and exams

  • The opportunity to interact with people who share a commonality of interests

  • The opportunity to explore unfamiliar subjects and broaden horizons

  • The opportunity to realize the unique satisfaction that exploring new ideas and experiences generates

Try Virtual Learning This Fall!

The Older Adult Learning Community held our first semester of virtual learning this summer. We offered 31 classes by email and Zoom video conference and more than 90 students signed up. Class enrollments and attendance were consistently high. At a wrap-up meeting held at the end of the summer, attendees had praise for every class! They felt that the semester offered continuity for TOALC in terms of learning and of being able to reconnect with their TOALC friends. Some other comments:

  • No Travel Was Required    

  • Continuity    

  • Ability To See Everyone's Face ...

  • Saved A Ton of Money On Gas

  • Evening Classes!  That Was New!

  • Outstanding Presentations

  • Ability To Pull In People From Outside …

  • ... From Japan/Bucks Co./Wash. DC

  • Less Intimidating To Participate On    Screen Than In Person

  • Zoom Was Easy to Use

  • Virtual Tours

  • Variety of Classes

Adding In-Person Classes This Fall

Many TOALC members miss the opportunity to attend class in person and interact directly with TOALC friends. The TOALC board would like to oblige but feels that has a special obligation to keep members safe since our age group is most vulnerable to severe complications from contracting COVID-19. We've decided to follow CDC guidelines for community organization to avoid the "higher risk" of COVID-19 spread at indoor meetings. We've opted to sponsor outdoor in-person classes and events only. Outdoor classes will be held in the open air shelter of the East Stroudsburg Presbyterian (ESP) church pavilion unless other noted in the course book.
See the In-Person class policy statement on the Courses page for details and for a reference to the CDC Guidelines.

Our Bylaws

The TOALC ByLaws can be downloaded below.  They were last ratified on August 26, 2018.

 

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Volunteer for Us

If you'd like to help us by volunteering your time and efforts, please download the form below and e-mail us or drop it off to our offices.

 

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© Copyright 2020 The Older Adult Learning Community

Contact Us

Tel: 570-422-7810

Email: info@theoalc.org

Address

55 Smith Street

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301