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Natalie Holland Brings the Community Together Through Later Life Learning

This is an extract from the recent article ran as part of the Women Mean Business Network in Nov 2016  and printed in Kingston Whig. Natalie is one of the 2016 nominees!

Life Learning was started 30 years ago by Bunny Singer. The concept of the business arose when Bunny was completing a Master's degree while she was over the age of 50. She wanted to inspire other members of her generation to continue learning. When Bunny retired, Later Life Learning was left in Natalie Holland's good hands. Natalie describes Later Life Learning as "a wonderful concept within the community."

WMB article Nov 2016

Later Life Learning provides adult learners with the opportunity to engage in a variety of lecture series. The content is timely and well in line with current events in Canada. In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, Later Life Learning will be providing a lecture series containing content on Canadian history in 2017.

Although Natalie has been operating Later Life Learning for 10 years, her involvement with it began much earlier. Over the past 10 years, Later Life Learning has continued to be successful. Natalie highlights its success by stating: "some of our clientele has been coming to us for 25 out of the 30 years." There have been some positive changes made to Later Life Learning. A portion of its collected funds are donated to community organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Society, Hospice Kingston, and Martha's Table Also, former clients who are living in long-term care facilities can access Later Life Learning's content through its availability of CDs and DVDs.
The loyal clientele at Later Life Learning enjoy their educational and social experience that is offered. Natalie states: "everybody that comes all socialize because they come for a 10- week period. They get to know each other. It's a great social event”.

Natalie is grateful to be in the Kingston community to be running Later Life Learning. Kingston's community focused atmosphere has put Later Life Learning at an advantage. In addition to sustaining its clientele for the past 30 years, Natalie is thrilled to be building Later Life Learning through its community partnerships with local organizations such as long-term care facilities Queen’s University.

Some of our clientele has been coming to us for 25 out of the 30 years.

Everybody that comes all socialize because they come for a 10-week period. They get to know each other. It's a great social event.

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