Update and Plans for Fall 2020

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change.” — Charles Darwin

We are all adapting to the changes thrust upon us by COVID 19 and the Sunshine Coast ElderCollege is no exception.

We are looking at options for the Fall 2020 ElderCollege session.  Thirteen courses are planned and will be included in the Sunshine Coast Regional Districts’s Recreation Guide.

We are working on a plan to deliver courses online and have seven courses that can be presented easily using a service like Zoom.  A recent pilot project on Zoom with 45 participants was successful and we feel this is an option for Fall.

Before we return to in-person sessions we will need to be able to do so safely and in line with current protocols. Our partners Capilano University, where most of our classes are held, and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, which handles registration, are still working on their plans for the Fall so decisions have yet to be made that will affect ElderCollege’s program delivery. 

Our age group, 55 and up, is especially vulnerable to the COVID 19 virus and we need to take every precaution. ElderCollege’s programs will evolve as needed in these changing times.  We will adapt and continue to be a force for third age education on the Sunshine Coast and we will keep you informed of our plans through newsletters and advertising.

If you’d like to share your ideas on ElderCollege’s future plans, or have suggestions for courses, please go to our web page and send us an email.  Stay safe.