EXPO Rescheduled!

LLEXPO20 (2/5/20) has been postponed to November 2020.  Check back for additional information soon!

Register Now! Lifelong Learning EXPO 2020

Registration is open for LLEXPO2020! Carlisle Inn and Conference Center 3727 Bahia Vista St Sarasota, FL 34232 SCHEDULE 8:00 Members & Sponsors set up ... continue reading

Lifelong Learning Month Op ED

Did You Know November 2019 is Lifelong Learning Month? ~ Robert V. Carlson, Ed.D., President of SCALL The commissioners of Manatee County, Sarasota County ... continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, located in downtown Sarasota has several volunteering opportunities open. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, with an interest in any ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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, ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading


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

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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. ... continue reading

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.  ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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, ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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, ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

#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 ... continue reading

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,  ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading