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Lifelong Learning looks at giving back

Don’t miss the final lecture in the fall series of Lifelong Learning at the Sisson Library at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, when Ross and Ellen Park will present “Giving Back: The New Retirement.”

From recent college graduates to retiring baby boomers, there is a trend from the corporate table to humanitarian ranks — from beneficiary to benefactor. Disenchanted with the money-chase or looking to give back, each group is searching for a way to make a difference. The Parks describe their journey from high-tech business executives to retirees and offer suggestions on how to weave philanthropy into an active life.

As an information technology executive, Ross Park’s various positions in the computer industry led to the couple’s considerable travel and living experience in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. Their exposure to living and working abroad triggered a life-long interest in foreign affairs. The Parks now reside full-time in Durango, Colo.

The Lifelong Learning Lecture series offers a wide variety of topics to help 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.