Lifelong Learning examines the new humanitarians

Join us this Saturday, March 28, at 3 p.m. at the Sisson Library for another lecture in the Lifelong Learning series.

Ross and Ellen Park, corporate retirees, will present “Empowerment — One Heart at a Time.”

From recent college graduates to retiring “baby-boomers,” the trend is a steady movement from the corporate table to the humanitarian ranks, from beneficiary to benefactor. These humanitarians include graduates disenchanted with the prospect of the “money chase” and “baby boomers” looking to give back after years of the “corporate grind.”

Ross Park spent 37 years in various positions internationally in the computer industry, with the result that he and his wife gained considerable travel and living experience in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia, as well as a lifetime interest in foreign affairs. The Parks live in Durango and are professional associates with Fort Lewis College.

Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the lecture on April 4, when Dr. Lauren Cohen of the Pagosa Health & Wellness Network will present “Integrative Healthcare: Blending Natural Healing with Modern Medicine.”

The Lifelong Learning Lectures series presents a wide variety of topics sure to pique the interest of residents and visitors alike. Its mission is to help you keep your mind agile and your life interesting. Each presentation is free and open to the public. Lectures take place at the Sisson Library, located at the corner of U.S. 160 and 8th Street, starting sharply at 3 p.m.