Our History

The Challenge of Change:  The first  20 Years of Sunshine Coast ElderCollege

In 2020, Sunshine Coast ElderCollege became 20 years old. Unfortunately, with COVID, it was not a year to celebrate.

In honour of the anniversary, we published The Challenge of Change, which tells the story of the evolution of ElderCollege over two decades.

At the turn of the century, a group of trailblazing volunteers set out to create an organization to bring third age education to the coast. As it confronted and overcame many challenges, ElderCollege evolved. The history concludes with the impact of COVID and the transition to online program delivery in Fall 2020.

ElderCollege has grown significantly over time and continues to be a self-funded, volunteer-driven organization.

To read The Challenge of Change, click the button on this web page.

"Education isn't something you can finish."

Isaac Asimov