Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning®
The mission of Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning® is to foster with persons 55+ a quest for lifelong learning that enriches the mind and spirit to pursue wisdom, service, and understanding. Pathways Institute was established in 2005 to provide a forum for those 55+ to find meaningful use of their talents and abilities.
Testimonials from Pathways Institute Participants
It has been an exciting 13 years since my husband and I became aware of Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning! There has been amazing, affordable ongoing education in a broad scope of courses, all of which are offered with capable leadership and outstanding, experienced presenters, instructors, and educators in their own fields of study. Each class provided eye-opening experiences and opportunities to grow and remain mentally and physically keen. Some off-ground trips were offered as well. During these expeditions, I made more friends and shared memorable experiences.
Cathy Boshart, Landis Homes Resident
When the new Pathways Institute catalog is out, I make a cup of tea, and browse the catalog to plot my journey: where will my curiosity steer me this season? I will indulge in a smorgasbord, offered by engaging and knowledgeable presenters – I might taste of space exploration or drones, sample historical eras, update my personal health and diet knowledge. Add a tour of the Star Barn, a lecture on a local architect, and maybe craft a wreath as my ‘dessert’? What fun!
Diane Garrett, Landis Homes Resident
Examples of Courses Offered at Pathways Institute
- Eternal Tourism: The Seven Wonders of the World
- Americans Eat: Diverse Cuisines and Cultures
- Virtual: Roads Leading to Midland Cemetery
- Conservation in Modern Day Farming
- Parise Less, Encourage More!
- Fulton Theatre Backstage Tour
Pathways Institute’s Three Components
Personal Development Path
Promotes continued learning opportunities, personal enhancement, and spiritual growth
Provides venues for those 55+ to share their knowledge, beliefs, and life experiences with others
Fosters generativity of those 55+ through opportunities to pass on wit and wisdom for future generations