Our first eNewsletter.
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Have You Heard the News?
You may have heard recently that there's a new Eldercollege in town - it's true. A group of volunteers has been working diligently since the middle of August to bring the new North Shore Eldercollege Society into being.
A lot of things have been happening behind the scenes:
  • government registration
  • working with potential community partners
  • building websites
  • etc., etc., etc.
Slowly but surely, it's all coming together, and as soon as we receive our registration certificate from the government, we will be official!

Old Friends, New Directions
Carl Parker (Vice Chair) and I met with Dr. Kris Bulcroft on September 9 to discuss the future of both CapU’s ElderU program and our new society, and programs for Spring 2016. 

CapU will concentrate on running university level “academic” programs through ElderU, taught by professors, with a similar price structure to the 55+ programs at SFU and UBC. CapU will no longer be offering the “general interest” courses that Eldercollege/ElderU were well known for in the community. CapU will assist in directing any inquiries for our past course titles to us directly through our website. 

North Shore Eldercollege Society will offer a wide variety of general interest courses, including many long-time favourites, starting Spring 2016.

Look for a joint press release later this fall from North Shore Eldercollege Society and CapU.

Ed Kry, Founding Chair, North Shore Eldercollege Society

What Does This Mean For You?
A new Eldercollege brings some change, but many things will remain.
We are working with community partners to find space for our classes across the North Shore, to give you more convenient places to learn. This might mean offering classes with a different schedule, but gives us the chance to provide free parking.
Many of the same volunteers are working hard to plan those all-time favourite courses, along with some new ones. Our intention is to deliver the same high quality, stimulating and social learning opportunities as always.
Our prices will be lower and, while registering for classes will be a different process, we are working hard to make all of this more convenient for you. 
We will be sending newsletters over the coming weeks with updates on our progress and to keep you informed about our exciting plans, so stay tuned!
Our Mission Statement
To provide stimulating general interest education for lifelong learners through facilitated classes in an atmosphere of friendship and social interaction.
"come learn with us"
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