TWO LLI DIRECTORS HONORED AS “WORKER
OF THE YEAR”
Dr. Rose H. Arthur, Founder and Director of the Rivier Institute for Senior
Education has been named NH Older Worker of the Year by Experience Works.
She will be honored with a Prime Time Award at an October ceremony in
Washington, DC. The award, she says, is really a recognition of the success
of RISE, the senior education program she began nine years ago for the
Greater Nashua area. The award also highlights the college as an institution
which hires and keeps its experienced older workers. Arthur has been with
the college since 1988 when she accepted the deanship of Rivier’s
Undergraduate Evening School.
Marvin Schlafer, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
at Rutgers University in New Jersey has been named New Jersey
Older Worker of the Year by Experience Works. For the last
thirteen years under Marvin’s direction the program has grown
to more than 700 members offering more than 70 courses in three different
locations. Marvin’s award states that he is an outstanding role
model for others who want and need to remain in the workforce past the
“traditional” retirement age and an outstanding example
to employers of what mature individuals bring to the workplace.
Experience Works Prime Time Awards Program is America’s singular
and most far reaching effort to salute older workers. No other national
program recruits and identifies people over age 65 who are still contributing
to their communities and keeping themselves healthy by working. The
Prime Time Awards seeks to remove barriers and lessen stereotypes about
older workers. Launched in 1998, Experience Works Prime Times Awards
Program salutes America’s senior workforce by identifying winners
in three categories: Outstanding Older Workers, Outstanding Employers
of Older Workers and America’s Oldest Worker.
5th YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to the Senior College at the University of Maine Hutchinson
Center in Belfast. They are celebrating their 5th Anniversary this fall.
They are part of the Maine Senior College Network, a network of sixteen
programs all across the state.
Congratulations to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason
University in Virginia. They are celebrating their 15th Anniversary
this fall with a wild and enthusiastic Celebration Luncheon.
A.L.L. WINS GRANT
Congratulations to the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Carnegie Mellon
University in Pittsburg. They are the recipients of a grant from the
Bernard Osher Foundation. The money will be used to expand their facilities
and admit many of the 600+ people they have on a waiting list. With
membership already over 1,200, A.L.L. can look forward to significant