The North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement in Asheville offers
its members several different ways to become involved in both intergenerational
and community outreach efforts. Here are their latest offerings.
Different generations bring different and insightful perspectives
to issues of common interest. NCCCR members may participate in select
UNCA classes as instructors’ resource associates, helping to enrich
undergraduate students’ learning experiences while enjoying the
exchange of views and ideas with the younger generation. You are expected
to attend class on a regular basis, participate fully, and do all course
To sign up for one of these UNCA 16-week intergenerational courses, you
must be an NCCCR members and pay a $100 fee (partial scholarships available);
space is limited. Resource associates will also need to purchase the books
required for the course.
Philosophers Under the Covers
Join with a group of freshmen to meet famous philosophical couples. We’ll
get under the covers with 19th century British political philosopher John
Stuart Mill and his platonic lover and later wife and co-author, Harriet
Taylor, with that 20th century French existential duo Simone de Beauvoir
and Jean Paul Sartre, and with philosopher/novelists, the British Iris
Murdoch and her husband, literary critic (and her biographer) John Bayley.
There’s lots of fiction and philosophy to read in this course and
a capstone essay to write, so make sure you’re ready for a deep
immersion into studenthood while mixing it up with the wild and crazy
world of today’s college freshmen. The course meets in the Reuter
Center. Limited to 10 “resource associates.”
Law and Literature
Lawyers sometimes describe what they do as competitive, persuasive story-telling.
In this freshman colloquium, UNCA Legal Council Lawton addresses such
questions as: What can we learn from the way judges and lawyers tell stories?
What can we learn from stories that are told about law and lawyers? Course
readings will include judicial decisions and novels and films about law
and order. Limited to 5 “resource associates.”
Community Outreach Opportunities
Community outreach projects are important to NCCCR members.
NCCCR members provide practical and emotional support to individuals and
families with health concerns or other needs. Assistance is provided to
families in the community and to members of the NCCCR.
Senior Career Advisors
NCCCR members work with staff of UNC Asheville’s Career Center to
provide career development aid and mentoring to undergraduates.
Intergenerational Seminar Series
Members share real-life experiences in industry and business with students
taking UNCA classes, and act as moderators for the Undergraduate Research