Lifelong Learning Programs

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Lifelong Learning Brochure

You got through the 60’s before you turned 20. But getting through the 20’s after you turn 60 will require some radical ideas.

Radical ideas on most every topic are delivered in Brookdale Community College Lifelong Learning Courses. Taught by accomplished experts in their respective fields, they can change way you think and feel about yourself and your future.

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Armchair Travel

No need to pack your bags. Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the trip.


The Arts

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso


“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”-Dorothea Lange

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Art History

“History develops, art stands still.”-E.M. Forster

Creative Cooking

“A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.”-Thomas Keller

Holistic Health & Wellness

“Each morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”-Buddha

Humanities, History, & Culture

“This is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.”-Doris Lessing

Irish Heritage

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“Literature is news that stays news.”-Ezra Pound


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“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.”-Chinese proverb

Money Matters

“No one has ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February.”-Suze Orman

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Lifelong Learning in Ocean County

The Jersey Shore Academy of Lifelong Learning at Ocean County College-a proud partnership

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Out & About

“Give everyday the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”-Mark Twain


“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Think Again

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.”-Albert Einstein

Tour & Talk

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag


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Women’s Conference

“Good stories…subtle…even silence is emotion-filled.”-The New York Times

World War II Studies

“Take the fire from the alters of the past, not the ashes.”-Jean Jaures

Friends of Lifelong Learning

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”-Henry Ford

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Camps for Kids

Inspiring the next generation of leaders, engineers,
doctors, coders, game designers, YouTube stars…