Yes, the Holidays are months away yet, but for purposes of advance
planning, LLIs might find the following – thanks to the Duke Institute
for Learning in Retirement in North Carolina – very interesting
According to an informal poll at DILR, nine out of ten individuals prefer
receiving a gift membership for DILR to receiving a fruitcake. Why?
1. DILR has identifiable ingredients! There are no strangely
colored fruit pieces. DILR mixes stimulating classes with exciting activities
and social events, blends in worthwhile volunteer opportunities, and serves
these at multiple sites in the area.
2. DILR is healthy for you! No calories, no carbohydrates,
no fat! Attending DILR classes and activities is intellectually nutritious.
No allergic reactions from participation in DILR. No dietary restrictions
apply. Calories burn while you learn!
3. Knowledge and friendships acquired through DILR will outlast
any fruitcake! Information from DILR classes works its way into
your daily life. DILR members broaden their understanding of history and
world events; are among the first to hear updates in science, technology,
and medicine; and get the inside scoop on recent changes in computers
and in digital camera photography. All while making friends along the
4. Fruitcake has sugar added. DILR is sugar-free, but how sweet
it is! A DILR gift membership is the sweetest of gifts. Your
dentist will approve because DILR will never give you cavities the way
sugar will. And a DILR gift membership keeps on giving, semester after
DILR GIFT MEMBERSHIP: The Perfect Gift!