SCALL Annual Meeting & Networking Event

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep ... READ MORE

LLEXPO18 Speaker Descriptions

Medical Marijuana 101 Dr. Dan Stein, MD An introduction to the science of Medical Cannabis will be presented. Content will include basic molecular chemistry, neuropharmacology ... READ MORE

LLEXPO18 Exhibitor Descriptions

ACE Adult & Community Enrichment (ACE) is a Sarasota County School district program dedicated to serving the adult enrichment needs of the greater Sarasota area. ... READ MORE

LLExpo18 Homework: Watch this before you come

In order to enhance the learning process Dr. Stein has provided the following video for your information. This is a one hour long YouTube documentary ... READ MORE


Early this week, the Sarasota City Commissioners declared Nov. 15 as Lifelong Learning Day … the same day as SCALL’s Lifelong Learning Expo 2018 at ... READ MORE

NEW WRINKLES: Sex, drugs and other topics at the learning expo

SCALL’s annual event packs a lot of knowledge into one day The Sarasota area has so many learning experiences for adults that there’s really no ... READ MORE

Carlson: Engaging in lifelong learning

In an era when health-care costs are rising, people are living longer and all of us are gifted with natural curiosity and the desire to ... READ MORE

Learning is Exhilarating

One of the highlights of SCALL’s Lifelong Learning Expo 2018 on Nov. 15 will be the Lunchtime Improv Workshop, led by Florida Studio Theatre Director ... READ MORE

Learning is Inevitable

Just in time for the Lifelong Learning Expo on Nov. 15, the Manatee County Commission has proclaimed November as Lifelong Learning Month … declaring that ... READ MORE

Learning is everywhere …

Dr. Dan Stein Learn something new at the Lifelong Learning Expo 2018 on Nov. 15, brought to you by the SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning ... READ MORE
Sarasota Technology Users Group

Don’t Like Technology? No worries, STUG is here for you

If you want to learn how to use your PC, Mac or tablet better then Sarasota Technology User Group (STUG) is for you! STUG’s mission ... READ MORE
Senior Couple Sit At Home Using Digital Tablet Together choosing courses from the Suncoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning website.

Did You Know? A Summer Sampler

Jane: Dick, have you made any choices of classes that you wish to take this summer? Dick: Well, not sure. Lots of choices. You go ... READ MORE

Did You Know? (#5)

Dick: You know now that it is summer, I bet we can forget about finding courses or lectures to attend. Jane: Well, that might be ... READ MORE

Giving Challenge raises $3,675 for SCALL

President Robert Carlson announced that the 2018 Giving Partner Challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Patterson Foundation raised for SCALL $3,675. ... READ MORE

Did You Know?

Dick: You know, I think I need to get a refresher on making better use of our iPad. Jane: Good idea. We have all those ... READ MORE

Learning Curve

A thirst for knowledge buoys new avenues of continuing education for Florida residents It’s a sunny afternoon on the campus of Academy East, State College ... READ MORE

Did You Know?

Dick: Parlez-vous anglais? Parli inglese? Habla usted Ingles? Jane: What are you doing? Dick: I’m practicing my French, Italian and Spanish before our trip to ... READ MORE
Senior student in class

Did You Know?

Much to Dick’s and Jane’s surprise (see initial Did Your Know?), they encountered a room full of people at the lecture on the Civil War ... READ MORE
Elderly Couple Using Tablet.

Did You Know?

Dick: “It’s too cold to go to the beach today.” Jane: “I agree.” Dick: “So what do you want to do?” Jane: “Well, there is ... READ MORE

NEW WRINKLES: How to be a social butterfly if you’re more of a hermit crab

An estimated 11,500 people 65 and older pour into Sarasota County every year, maybe knowing one or two friends or family members before they arrive ... READ MORE

21st Century Thought and Trends with Futurist David Houle

According to futurist David Houle​ the world as we know it will be transformed beyond recognition over the decades ahead. He’ll present a series of ... READ MORE

ITN SunCoast Partners with SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning

Expands Access to Classes and Workshops For Older Adult Learners  Sarasota/Manatee —  The SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) represents 22 area member organizations that ... READ MORE

Grant and partnership will enhance Ringling’s Lifelong Learning…

The Bernard Osher Foundation, a San Francisco-based philanthropic organization, has chosen Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy to be part of the national network of lifelong ... READ MORE

Conference Focuses on Baby Boomer Retirement

The Ringling College of Lifelong Learning is holding a conference on Thursday, Feb. 1, dedicated to issue facing Baby Boomers as they prepare to retire. ... READ MORE

Workshop on 21st Century ‘Thought and Trends’ Starts Jan. 22

Ringling College of Art and Design ‘futurist in residence’ David Houle is presenting a new workshop as part of the college’s Lifelong Learning Academy. Ringling ... READ MORE

Singapore Using Lifelong Learning to Compete in a Global Economy

Few countries are taking the global marketplace as seriously as Singapore, which is working overtime to prepare its workforce to compete though lifelong learning.  Lear ... READ MORE

How to pay for Membership, Tickets or Sponsorships without a PayPal account

Go to Click “Add to Cart” under Individual Ticket  Click “View cart” (it will show up just below the Add to Cart button) Click the ... READ MORE

Lifelong Learning: Your Future Depends on It Says Forbes

In a working world where the only constant is change, it’s important for employees to take responsibility for their own continuing education in any number ... READ MORE

NEW this fall: ACE offers half-price classes for family members on Saturdays

Adult & Community Enrichment (ACE) at Suncoast Technical College is featuring half-price admission to classes of special interest to families.  Sponsored by the Community Foundation ... READ MORE

Sarasota named No. 1 city for retirees

According to U.S. News and World Report, the city is No. 1 of 35 top cities in the country for retirement. If you’re a retiree ... READ MORE
Human Hand Hand Raised Volunteer Multi-Ethnic Group Community Arms Raised Education

SCALL QuickHits — Understanding The Difference Between Fixed and Growth Thinking (and Why That Matters)

“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.” — Samuel Johnson And it is just this perseverance that is a strength in people of ... READ MORE

SCALL QuickHits — National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 24-30, 2017)

Don’t miss the information available about National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week offered by the U.S. Department of Education. It underscored with data what we ... READ MORE

2017 Showcase is Canceled

The Suncoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) conference, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13, has been canceled. The conference is canceled due to weather-related problems, all ... READ MORE

#SCALLquickHits — Marketing Applies to All Life Aspects and Always Benefits from Lifelong Learning

Whether you’re a chief marketing officer at a company or trying to get others to read your new blog — or even just trying to ... READ MORE

#SCALLQuickHits — Head Off Dementia for Less Than You Might Expect

Experts are suggesting that seniors looking for an affordable way to stave off dementia might consider lifelong learning. It’s far cheaper than other therapies and ... READ MORE

Self Care As We Age Includes Lifelong Learning

Seniors have myriad opportunities these days to care for themselves so as to have the greatest number of productive, active years.  This article is aimed ... READ MORE

Lifelong Learning a Factor in Preparing Graduates for Shifting Job Market

The writing is on the wall for current and future college graduates, who must adapt to an ever shifting economic landscape.  According to a recent ... READ MORE

Lifelong Learning Making a Difference for Those Incarcerated for Life

Nearly 160,000 people are serving life sentences in the United States, and it’s easy to see to understand why the goal of lifelong education for ... READ MORE

Joe Biden given Lifelong Learning Award

No matter your politics, it’s good to see leaders who support lifelong learning. Former Vice President Joe Biden was recently recognized for his dedication to ... READ MORE

Adult Enrichment program generates first million in annual fees

The Sarasota County Schools Adult and Community Enrichment (ACE) program has generated more than a million dollars in annual fees for the first time, program ... READ MORE

Ringling Colleges Welcomes Pierian Spring Academy

Source: SARASOTA, FL—As announced a year ago, Pierian Spring Academy (PSA), a nonprofit lifelong learning institution in the region, has merged with Ringling College ... READ MORE

#SCALLQUICKHITS — Lifetime Learning Tax Credit Worth Checking

Despite Hurdles, Lifetime Learning Tax Credit Worth the Effort There’s no guarantee that you qualify for the IRS’s Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, but it’s definitely ... READ MORE

#SCALLQUICKHITS — Lifelong Learning: Good for Your Health, Your Wallet, Your Social Life

Click image to read the Harvard Business Review article. According to the Harvard Business Review, lifelong learning offers far more than entertainment and a way ... READ MORE

ACE hits $100,000 in class sales

We did it! ACE at Suncoast Technical College had a goal of hitting $1,000,000 in class sales during the 16-17 fiscal year, and we hit ... READ MORE

#SCALLQUICKHITS — Lifelong Learning Creates Cognitive Reserve Against Alzheimer’s

Researchers around the world are coming back to the same result over and over when it comes to the role of lifelong learning in fending ... READ MORE

#SCALLQuickHits — Bill Clinton on Lifelong Learning

Click image to play video. Bill Clinton’s view on lifelong learning was summed up in response to question about the most important thing he’s every ... READ MORE

SCALLQuickHits — Bernie Dunlap Spreads the Message: Learn as if You’ll Live Forever

Listen as Warford College President Bernie Dunlap champions life-long learning. He tells the fascinating and moving story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor, who taught him ... READ MORE

Vision for lifelong learning hub is taking shape

Exciting news for SCALL and our lifelong learning community. The merger of Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy and Pierian Spring Academy will transform the Ringling ... READ MORE

#SCALLQuickHits — Popular Art of Manliness Blog Touts Lifelong Learning

Apparently lifelong learning shouldn’t be skipped by manly men, according to “The Art of Manliness” blog that offers personal development tips for men and pretty much ... READ MORE

#SCALLQUICKHITS — Employers Want Lifelong Learners

Lifelong learnings isn’t just for retirees anymore. In the highly competitive working world, employers these days are looking for employees who not only possess a ... READ MORE

In The Spotlight : Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy

It’s a proven fact that if you want to live longer and keep your brain sharp, you need to continue to learn new things as ... READ MORE

RCLLA First Annual ‘Seminar at Sea Series’

SPECIAL INVITATION Dr. Larry Thompson and Janna Overstreet would like to invite you to join them next Spring, February 19-March 2, 2018, for Lauren Rudd’s ... READ MORE

#SCALLQuickHits — Some Pointers On Paying for Continuing Education

While it’s important to do your homework when taking continuing education classes of all kinds, this article will help you do your homework when it ... READ MORE

SCALL begins work with JAK Consults and continues work with Rough & Ready Media

SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) is pleased to announce that it plans to continue it excellent working relationship with Rough & Ready Media (Michelle ... READ MORE
Continuing Education Sarasota

#SCALLQuickHits — So Much Continuing Education in Sarasota; So Little Time

SCALL is happy to see widening awareness of the rich continuing education Sarasota has in regards to opportunities available right here in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. ... READ MORE

#SCALLquickHits — Florida Has More to Offer Than Warm Winters

A lot of retirees head to Florida for the winter warmth, which has been proven to lengthen lives, not to mention making those additional years ... READ MORE

Wise Up: A Guide to Sarasota’s Continuing Education Classes

If you want to learn something, chances are, there’s a class for it right here in town. “I’ve always wanted to learn this, but I’ve ... READ MORE

#SCALLQuickHits — SCALL Makes Retiring to Sarasota-Manatee an Easier Choice for Lifelong Learners

Retirees and those people who are soon to retire are joining the ranks of people paying attention to what a location offers by way of ... READ MORE

#SCALLQUICKHITS — Technology Makes Lifelong Learning Easier

A recent Pew Research Center survey shows that a majority of Americans seek out ongoing learning opportunities at work and in their personal lives, and the ... READ MORE
Continuing Education Sarasota

Adults pursue lifelong learning during showcase

Partnerships between Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy, Pierian Spring Academy and Adult & Community Enrichment or ACE helps students find classes. By: Amanda Morales,  Staff ... READ MORE

2016 SCALL Showcase

The Showcase provides an opportunity to raise awareness of and increase participation in the lifelong learning opportunities available in our community. Download Event Flyer Second ... READ MORE

Save the Date for The Annual Giving Challenge

Join SCALL this year as we participate for the first time in the community wide Giving Challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. ... READ MORE

SCALL receives Patterson Foundation honorarium

SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) is happy to announce that it has recently received an honorarium of $2,500 from The Patterson Foundation. SCALL representatives ... READ MORE

Area’s elder learning programs pool their resources

Members of the Sarasota County Adult Community Enrichment Classroom on Wheels chat during a field trip in October 2014. ACE is one of the partners ... READ MORE

Second Annual Lifelong Learning Showcase

Keynote Speaker Alan Grindal. When: Friday, September 16, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $79 for 1-4 classes of your choice.  Fee includes ... READ MORE

SCALL Receives Website Grant

Breaking News: Robert V. Carlson, SCALL President, announced the receipt of a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support the development ... READ MORE