Non-formal adult education
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Over the past five years 23 per cent of people aged 55 to 64 yrs, and 10 per cent of those aged 65 and over have participated in non-formal adult education. For a significant number of people therefore, retirement or the period leading up to retirement is not a time of dormant learning experiences, an intellectual wasteland, but rather a time to learn new skills, acquire new knowledge, and feel part of the broader society.
Speech given at the Helping Hand Centre, 3rd April, 1986 by Adam Graycar, Commissioner for the Ageing. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/