Academy for Lifelong Learning to Sponsor Focus Group at Lone Star College-Conroe Center

Published on: January 21, 2014

Residents of north Montgomery County, including the Conroe, Willis, and Montgomery areas, are invited to a focus group centered on the topic, "What Do People Over the Age of 50 Really Want From Their Community?" The focus group, which is free to the public, will be held on Thursday, January 30, from 1-3 p.m. at the Lone Star College-Conroe Center. It is sponsored by the college's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), a program for the 50-plus retired or semi-retired community. There will be light refreshments for those who participate.
 
According to Donna Smith Burns, continuing education coordinator with the ALL program, the focus group will focus on questions that many seniors have: Do they want a simple life? Do they want to downsize? Do they want to continue learning? Do they want to explore new places? Do they want to meet new people? Do they want to work? Volunteer? Teach? Travel?

"By participating in the focus group, participants will help the ALL program design new courses and activities to fulfill the interests and needs of the community," said Smith Burns. "It's also a great opportunity to meet other active, older adults who are interested in bettering their community."
 
ALL is a membership organization filled with lectures, seminars, and discussions geared toward individuals over 50 interested in remaining “plugged in” to the academic, learning environment. The classes are informal and informational and cover a variety of topics such as art, computer technology, personal growth, languages, history, travel and more.

For more information or to sign up for the focus group, or for more information about the Academy for Lifelong Learning, please contact Donna Smith Burns at (936) 273-7259 or via email at Donna.S.Burns@LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-Conroe Center, part of LSC-Montgomery, is located at 777 Conroe Park North Drive, off of FM 3083, approximately 2.5 miles east of I-45 on the north side of Conroe. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.