EngAGE programs are provided onsite at senior apartment communities, are open to seniors from the surrounding community as long as there is room in the class, and are delivered at no cost to seniors. We believe that this reduces the primary barriers to engagement – cost and transportation.
Programs are taught by college-level professionals across seven strands – wellness, creativity, the Experience Talks radio show, lifelong learning, community, intergenerational and culminating events.
Design - we include older adults in the design of programs through focus groups, surveys and meetings with the program staff and instructors, creating ownership by the clients.
Semester System - our programs are designed like college courses, operating on a semester basis allowing classes and teachers to change and students to advance through different levels of programs, creating and achieving goals for lifelong learning.
Culminating Events - our classes culminate with events, providing students with the opportunity to utilize their newfound skills in real-world applications such as art shows, poetry readings, staged performances, and the Experience Talks radio show.