I love this article for many reasons. About a year into my recent retirement, I found I was bored and restless. I finally followed up on taking a course through our local lifelong learning collaborative. I felt so energized again. Like my brain had received a tingling and enlivening jolt!

Just one suggestion if you ever write another article on this subject. Please be sure to mention local libraries as a source, not just for good books, but for a plethora of classes, lectures, and multi-week programs that are all free! As a retired librarian, I have seen first hand how excited seniors (and eager learners of all ages) become when they take one of the many free courses offered at their local library!

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com