Area Senior Citizens Participate in LCCC’s Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) Essay Program

{mosimage}Twenty four area senior citizens participated in the Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) essay program at LCCC. Three were named winners for their efforts in writing an essay that answered the question “What is the most significant learning experience of your lifetime.” The winners received a $1,000 award during a short program Thursday, May 6. 

{mosimage}Twenty four area senior citizens participated in the Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) essay program at LCCC. Three were named winners for their efforts in writing an essay that answered the question “What is the most significant learning experience of your lifetime.” The winners received a $1,000 award during a short program Thursday, May 6. 

The winners are: Johnnie Broeckel for “Reflections at Sixty”; Rita Haessly for “Finding Color”; and Lila McGinnis for “At the Time.” 

“Despite the fact that senior citizens are our most valuable resource in terms of expertise, wisdom, and the capacity to mentor, their life accomplishments remain vastly under-recognized and under-acknowledged,” said LCCC English Professor Kevin Hoskinson. Hoskinson created and coordinated the SAGEs program.

According to 2008 census figures, 13.5 % of the Lorain County population, or roughly 41,000 people, are 65 years of age or older. The SAGEs program attempts to provide a forum for the unique and rich learning stories of this group.

Read all of the SAGEs essays at www.lorainccc.edu/sages.

 

Area Senior Citizens Participate in LCCC’s Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) Essay Program

{mosimage}Twenty four area senior citizens participated in the Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) essay program at LCCC. Three were named winners for their efforts in writing an essay that answered the question “What is the most significant learning experience of your lifetime.” The winners received a $1,000 award during a short program Thursday, May 6. 

{mosimage}Twenty four area senior citizens participated in the Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) essay program at LCCC. Three were named winners for their efforts in writing an essay that answered the question “What is the most significant learning experience of your lifetime.” The winners received a $1,000 award during a short program Thursday, May 6. 

The winners are: Johnnie Broeckel for “Reflections at Sixty”; Rita Haessly for “Finding Color”; and Lila McGinnis for “At the Time.” 

“Despite the fact that senior citizens are our most valuable resource in terms of expertise, wisdom, and the capacity to mentor, their life accomplishments remain vastly under-recognized and under-acknowledged,” said LCCC English Professor Kevin Hoskinson. Hoskinson created and coordinated the SAGEs program.

According to 2008 census figures, 13.5 % of the Lorain County population, or roughly 41,000 people, are 65 years of age or older. The SAGEs program attempts to provide a forum for the unique and rich learning stories of this group.

Read all of the SAGEs essays at www.lorainccc.edu/sages.

 

Area Senior Citizens Participate in LCCC’s Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) Essay Program

{mosimage}Twenty four area senior citizens participated in the Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) essay program at LCCC. Three were named winners for their efforts in writing an essay that answered the question “What is the most significant learning experience of your lifetime.” The winners received a $1,000 award during a short program Thursday, May 6. 

{mosimage}Twenty four area senior citizens participated in the Senior Adult Generating Eloquence (SAGEs) essay program at LCCC. Three were named winners for their efforts in writing an essay that answered the question “What is the most significant learning experience of your lifetime.” The winners received a $1,000 award during a short program Thursday, May 6. 

The winners are: Johnnie Broeckel for “Reflections at Sixty”; Rita Haessly for “Finding Color”; and Lila McGinnis for “At the Time.” 

“Despite the fact that senior citizens are our most valuable resource in terms of expertise, wisdom, and the capacity to mentor, their life accomplishments remain vastly under-recognized and under-acknowledged,” said LCCC English Professor Kevin Hoskinson. Hoskinson created and coordinated the SAGEs program.

According to 2008 census figures, 13.5 % of the Lorain County population, or roughly 41,000 people, are 65 years of age or older. The SAGEs program attempts to provide a forum for the unique and rich learning stories of this group.

Read all of the SAGEs essays at www.lorainccc.edu/sages.

 

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