Who We Are
ALP is a self governing, non-profit organization composed largely of retired people who share a common desire to keep our minds sharp through ongoing education. We are affiliated with the University of Connecticut's Department of Extension and are one of 400 Lifelong Learning Institutes affiliated with Road Scholar/Elderhostel.
Our members are provided the opportunity to participate in locally conducted seminar-style classes and field trips dealing with current issues, history, literature, health, the arts (including dance, film, stage plays, music and art), and science. Classes are taught by members of ALP as well as guest professors,judges, clergy, and other experts on specific topics.
Who can join?
ALP is open to everyone. The only admission requirement is a desire to participate in a relaxed, non-credit academic environment, with a willingness to share your thoughts and any skills or knowledge you want to share with your peers. Nobody fails at ALP because there are no exams.
Where are classes held?
Most of the classes are held at the Seabury Retirement Community, 200 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield. Some are held at Duncaster, 40 Loeffler Road, also in Bloomfield. Residency at either place is not a requirement to join ALP and attend the classes. Free parking is available at both sites.
What's the cost?
The current cost for membership is $55 per semester or $100 for the entire year. Except for a small fee to cover the expense of some field trips, there are no additional charges for the classes regardless of the number taken. Seabury and Duncaster residents are charged a reduced rate of $45/$90 to compensate for the use of their facilities.