"Third Age" Program Provides Interesting Education for the Mature

San Diego Union Tribune -- Not even all of those who attend the University of the Third Age at the University of San Diego are quite clear on what the “third age” is.

But Professor Pierre Vellas, who created the program in 1973 at a university in Toulouse, France, defined it as the stage of life after age 55. And his intention was to ensure that vital educational opportunities existed for retired people.

“I’m not sure what the third age is,” said Barbetta Krogman, 70, last week outside Manchester Hall on the USD campus.

Krogman nodded knowingly as soon as one of her fellow students began explaining it — not that the provenance of the name really matters.

“It’s a great program. I love it. This is my second session,” said Krogman, a South Dakotan who spends part of the year in Bay Ho. “I like the variety of topics.” (Full Story)

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