NEW ULM - Several community members met Monday at the Deutsche Strasse Bed & Breakfast, with board members of Community and Seniors Together, CAST?Program Director Kathy Austinson, and Stephen Benson and Karl Willson from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in St. Paul. The meeting explored interest in starting a Lifelong Leaning Institute (LLI)?in New Ulm.
A LLI offers a membership-based environment for individuals with extra time seeking intellectual stimulation. Courses, although non-credit in nature, are of academic quality and on a par with undergraduate college courses. There is an entire network of LLIs in the United States. CAST would seek to join this network.
The group would appreciate input from all interested community members as to what type of courses could be offered. Prospective members should contact Austinson at CAST, 507-354-3212.