University of the 3rd Age (U3A): Coming to Calgary

Sandra Hirst, Carole-Lynne LeNavenec, Robert Stebbins


The purpose of this descriptive case study is to promote understanding of the University of the Third Age (U3A) as an approach to facilitating lifelong learning opportunities for and with older adults.  This case study is specific to the development of a University of the Third Age in Calgary (U3A Calgary).  The benefits of lifelong learning for older adults and communities are described.  The benefits are followed by the articulation of the work done by the project team in moving the U3A Calgary from an idea to reality.


Lifelong learning; older adults; serious leisure perspective; University of the Third Age

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