Learning is ForEver (L.I.F.E)
What is the L.I.F.E. program?
L.I.F.E. (Learning Is ForEver) is committed to providing stimulating educational and enrichment opportunities for individuals aged 50 years and over who share a common dedication to the enjoyment of continued learning for growth and fulfillment. L.I.F.E. committee members determine the curriculum and recruit instructors and facilitators. The program is sponsored by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County through the Department of Aging & Human Services and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Who are our teachers?
Based on the concept of peer teaching, a majority of instructors/facilitators are older adults who are willing to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience. Guest speakers and community leaders are periodically invited to speak on subjects of interest.
When, Where and Who?
Classes are held at various locations around the tri-county area. Our locations and class offerings will expand as our program grows. L.I.F.E. classes are held in the spring and the fall. Programs are available to those aged 50 years and older. Current registration with the Department of Aging & Human Services and a waiver and release form are required for participation.
What does it cost?
Class fees are kept as minimal as possible.
If you are interested in planning and organizing a local trip or tour for the L.I.F.E. Program, we'd like to hear from you.
Volunteers are needed who can handle all the logistics of a tour from start to finish. Mentors are also needed to accompany tours. Call Monika Williams, RSVP Project Manager, for more information on volunteer opportunities at (301) 737-5670 ext. 1653.
Additional Links and Resources
Community Programs and Outreach
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Division of Senior Center Operations (Senior Activity Centers)
Home & Community-Based Services
- Aging & Disability Resource Center/Maryland Access Point (ADRC/MAP)
- Caregiver Support & Respite Opportunities
- Community Options Waiver & Community First Choice Program
- Senior Care Program
- Senior Rights & Advocacy/Ombudsman
- Public Guardianship
- Contact Information
- Maryland Access Point Satisfaction Survey