Commemorating September 2013, as Lifelong Learning Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating September 2013, as Lifelong Learn-
ing Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor those
illustrious organizations of the State of New York whose purposeful
endeavors serve to enhance the quality of life for the cherished senior
citizens in their communities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate September 2013, as Lifelong Learning Month in the State of New
York; and
WHEREAS, The Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs
(A.L.L.), founded in October of 1992, as the Academy for Learning in
Retirement at Saratoga Springs (ALR), will be celebrating its 20th Anni-
versary with a year-long commemoration which began on July 1, 2012; and
WHEREAS, Carrying out this year's theme "Nourish Your Body, Nourish
Your Mind", many special events and programs as well as thematic study
groups will be offered throughout the year; and
WHEREAS, The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a nonprofit member-dri-
ven organization of mature learners who share a love of participatory
learning; and
WHEREAS, This vital organization is an independent entity, sponsored
by SUNY Empire State College and affiliated with the Elderhostel Insti-
tute Network; and
WHEREAS, New York State is the home to 25 lifelong learning institutes
which have approximately 10,000 seniors as members; and
WHEREAS, Often sponsored by colleges, universities or museums, life-
long learning programs are member-driven educational organizations,
where the volunteers serve on committees to govern the organizations and
lead study groups; and
WHEREAS, Lifelong learning programs provide stimulating educational,
leadership and social opportunities for seniors in the community; and
WHEREAS, Over 76 million Baby Boomers are preparing to reinvent
retirement, which will dramatically increase the demand for educational
and volunteer opportunities that lifelong learning programs provide;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate September 2013, as Lifelong Learning Month in the State of
New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jo-Ellen Unger, Executive Director, The Academy for Lifelong
Learning at Saratoga Springs, SUNY Empire State College.


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Resolution Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
, K393
Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative


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