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No matter how old you are, you can still keep your brain in shape

March 6, 2012

Center for Lifelong Learning 2Lisle, Illinois ~ The Mayo Clinic says that learning helps to keep your brain in hape. Adult learners are invited to exercise their minds at Benedictine University's Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL).

The center will hold an open house from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at the Moser Center for Adult and Professional Studies in Naperville. The open house will include a brief presentation of some of the center's offerings, a buffet lunch and a performance by the "Totally Tuned" barbershop quartet.

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University's Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies provides an opportunity for mature adults who enjoy learning and sharing new ideas in an interactive, congenial atmosphere to be part of a dynamic, intellectual and social community.

The center offers three-to-six-week courses which are highly interactive discussions of intriguing topics led by Benedictine University and Moser College faculty, visiting experts and center members. Topics include history, current events, natural and social sciences, technology, politics, and art and music.

Recent courses have included: "Navigating Your Computer," "Social Media for Everyone," "Financial Landscape for Seniors," "Sketching with Pencil and Watercolor," "Genealogy from A to C," "Online Dating for Seniors," "Preparing for Emergencies" and "The Rise and Fall of Adolph Hitler."

The center is also an active social community. Members help organize classes and social activities, and can contribute their own expertise by leading study groups.

Everyone is welcome to attend the open house. An RSVP is requested. CCL participants who bring a guest, sign up for a summer course and RSVP to Natalia Poniatowska at (630) 829-1372 by March 23 will be eligible for a free course in the fall.

For more information about the center or to review course offerings, go to www.ben.edu/lifelonglearning. The Center for Lifelong Learning is located at the Moser Center for Adult and Professional Studies, 1832 Centre Point Circle, Naperville, IL 60563. For more information, call (630) 829-1372 or e-mail snunes@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country's fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.

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