When my old friend Gerda Smith retired from her many years of teaching elementary school students, she decided she needed “something to do after retirement to keep my brain healthy.” That’s why she became a charter member of the Columbus College Academy of Lifelong Learning in 1993. Columbus College is now Columbus State University, so, I guess that would have been a little long for the group’s name so it was shortened t0 the Columbus Academy of Lifelong Learning, or C.A.L.L.
Gerda was happy to be among the current C.A.L.L. members who gathered Saturday to celebrate the organizations 20th birthday. Since I have been a member for a number of years, I was there, also. I need to keep my 82-year-old brain healthy, too.
You don’t have to be as ancient as me to become a member. I think some of our members are in their fifties, mere babes. If you do become a member, you’ll be offered a whole array of classes that range from Beethoven to current events to line dancing, and lots more, including card games and social events. So if you are retired, keep that brain active and healthy and have some fun at C.A.L.L.
For more information go to this link.