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ERIC Number: ED353375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 14
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No Mountains...Nor Seashore...Just Hoosier Hospitality: An Elderhostel Case Study at Ball State University.
Murk, Peter J.
The Elderhostel program has provided many older persons with a stimulating learning experience at colleges throughout the United States and 46 other countries since its beginning in 1975. Participants in Elderhostel--who usually are retired, are more likely to be women than men, and range in age from 60 to the mid-90s--study topics of interest to them at a college for 1 or 2 weeks. Ball State University in Indiana conducts an Elderhostel program that has been very successful, as evidenced by the number of participants who return every year, as well as by the enthusiasm of the participants. Ball State's program includes lodging and food, classes taught by enthusiastic instructors, tours of campus and area landmarks, a wine-and-cheese reception in a campus mansion, use of all facilities, evening theater and concerts, and a graduation dinner and evaluation brunch. The complete package costs about $280 per participant. The Ball State program, as do other Elderhostel programs, fill older persons' needs for socialization, skill upgrading, intellectual stimulation, and new experiences. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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