Educational Opportunities for Seniors

Introduction

The Business & Career Library is a valuable resource for older adults seeking educational and travel opportunities. Use this brochure to find organizations and institutions with course offerings, as well as online and electronic resources on a range of topics of interest to seniors. A great place to start is the library’s own Services to the Aging (see below).

Find other resource guides produced by the Business & Career Library at http://www.bklynlibrary.org/ejic/resource-guides

AARP
780 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
866.227.7442
Opportunities for adults age 50 and older include driver safety courses, tax aid during the tax season; a reverse mortgage education project, as well as personal finance, legal and medical courses.  Small membership fee applies.
 
Brooklyn Public Library
Service to the Aging
718.236.1760
TTY 617.232.6849
Offers services and programs for older adults, including Books-to-Go, Books by Mail, and Words and Memories, computer and internet tutorials, and social and exercise programs at local libraries, senior centers, and nursing homes.
 
Institute for Retirees in Pursuit of Education (IRPE) Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Ave (at Ave. H), Room 3160, Boylan Hall
Brooklyn, New York 11210
718.951.5647
IRPE offers courses in art, literature, philosophy, history and more - with no exams or homework. Take workshops in painting, foreign languages, computers, memoir writing or poetry, practice tai chi or yoga, attend special lectures and film showings, play bridge, use the college library and computer facilities, or go on trips. Membership fee required.
 
Kingsborough Community College
My Turn Program
2001 Oriental Boulevard, Room F-219
Brooklyn, NY 11235 
718.368.5079
Offers tuition-free courses as space is available for adults age sixty and older. Registration fee required.
 
Road Scholar
800.454.5768
Plan a learning adventure with a tour company specializing in travel for older adults. Get free catalogs listing low-priced, on-campus courses offered throughout the U.S. and abroad, educational programs also offered on floating schools (ships and barges), and volunteer opportunities.