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Two years ago I left Long Island to move to Norwalk. I had lived on Long Island all my life. I relocated to be closer to my youngest child who lives in Darien. After retiring as a Director of Social Work at a New York City hospital, I still had a very busy life. I volunteered two days a week at a food pantry and belonged to many organizations. The one thing I missed was taking college-level courses. Colleges on Long Island did not offer courses to seniors, except for Adult Ed classes which were all at night.
When looking at apartments in Connecticut, I was quickly won over by a place on Richards Avenue (down the block from NCC.) I really loved the apartment. But what really sealed the deal was when I visited NCC and was given the information on Lifetime Learners. I was more than thrilled to discover there were so many different classes; History, Politics, Art, Music and so much more! The absolute truth is, I immediately called my real estate broker and told her to put in a bid for the Richards Avenue apartment. Lo and behold, I
Since moving here 2 years ago I have taken 3-4 classes a week every session. I can honestly say I am so impressed by the expertise of the teachers and the content of the curriculum! As I mentioned to Darby Cartun, my art history instructor, I can now actually answer art questions on Jeopardy!
This past spring, the semester was cut short by Covid, but we were quickly able to participate in a few classes, online via Zoom. I am looking forward to continuing my membership this fall. For me, LLI is nothing short of spectacular!
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