Discovered this interesting piece by David Latchman on The Guardian and it really piqued our interest. It’s called Older people do make great students, but they need more than lip service.
It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:
Studying for the over 60s is beneficial for many reasons, not only for improving skills needed in the modern workplace. Learning in your older years keeps your brain active, and discussing ideas and socialising is an important part of the university experience. Studying is an effective way for the over 60s to tackle the spectre of isolation, loneliness and depression, which can accompany old age.
If you want more, give the full article a read at this link to The Guardian.