Lifespring: Saugerties Adult Learning Community

Lifespring: Saugerties Adult Learning Community

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Lifespring: Saugerties Adult Learning Community, is a town-sponsored lifetime learning program that is open to retired, semi-retired and other adults.  It offers learners the opportunity to take up to three daytime classes on Wednesdays during the six-week fall and spring semesters.  Courses are offered in a variety of subjects: history, current events, literature, the arts, and the social and physical sciences.  Additionally, there are winter presentations and special events.  There are no grades or tests, no performance pressure.
During each six-week semester, participants are able to stimulate their minds, challenge themselves in new areas, and meet like-minded people.  While taking classes and exploring new and old interests, members may also enjoy interacting with the friendly learning community created among the students.  
Registration for Lifespring memberships begins in July of each year, with the academic year running from August 1 through July 31.  The Fall semester is in session for six weeks, usually from early October into November, while the six-week spring semester runs from mid or late-April through May.  See the current catalog, available on Lifespring website by the first week in July, for registration deadlines, information on how to become a member, the upcoming courses, and an overview of the Lifespring program.  Please note the section on “Membership: Frequently Asked Questions” on the website.   Lifespring makes every effort to take in as many members as space and resources will permit.  Membership is for a full year.
Classes are held in rented classroom space at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation (WJC) on the Glasco Turnpike just north of its intersection with Route 212.  Plenty of parking is available and classrooms are accessible to people with disabilities.

For a complete course catalog and more information: go to the Internet website  Information and a limited number of print catalogs are also available by contacting 845-246-2800 ext. 452 or emailing


Visit the Senior Education Commission page for information about the duties and members of the Senior Education Commission.

The 2018-2019 Lifespring Board of Directors consists of:

President: Susan Puretz

Vice President: Marvelene Beach 

Secretary:  Marilyn Wakefield

Treasurer:  Peg Nau

Registrar:  Laura Phillips

Member-at-Large:  Norman Bowie
Member-at-Large:  Carla Barrett
Member-at-large: Maureen Huben
Member-at-Large:  Natalee Rosenstein
Standing Committees:

Curriculum Coordinator:   Jouette Bassler

Events Coordinator:  Colleen Greco

Membership Coordinator:  Susan Davis

Program Support Coordinator:  to be announced
Public Relations Coordinator:   to be announced

Services Coordinator:  Marjory Greenberg-Vaughn

The following are not Board Members but hold Appointed positions:
Curriculum Committee Co-Coordinator: Annette Zwickler
Coordinators of Ad Hoc Committees:
AV Coordinator: Rich Davis
Class Manager Coordinator: Lee Gable
Publications Coordinator: Susan Greenstein

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