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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.
When are classes held?
The fall semester starts at the end of September and runs through mid-December. The spring semester is more extensive, running from the end of January through the end of May.
All of the classes are daytime sessions, generally 2 hours in length with a break in the middle. Some are one-time seminars; some are weekly sessions that run 3-6 weeks. There are no overlapping or simultaneous sessions so you can take as many classes as you want.
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, Bloomfield or The McAuley, 275 Steele Road, W. Hartford. Residency at these venues is not a requirement to join ALP and attend the classes. Free parking is available at all sites.
What's the cost?
The current cost per semester is $55. Except for a small fee to cover the cost of some field trips, there are no additional charges regardless of the number of classes taken.
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