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'Behind the Blue': UK’s Diana Lockridge Champions Lifelong Learning

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2019) Experts advise that one of the best ways to stay young at heart is to remain curious about the world around you, to keep learning new things. The University of Kentucky’s commitment to this concept is demonstrated by its Office of Lifelong Learning, under the very capable direction of Diana Lockridge.

Thanks to a program envisioned by former UK president Herman Donovan back in the 1950s and formally begun in 1964, well over 1,000 Kentuckians age 50 and over now take classes, attend special programs, paint, sing, dance and more. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UK and the Donovan Fellows give credence to their adopted motto, “Where Curiosity Never Retires.”

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” Carl Nathe, with UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications, visits with Lockridge about the dynamic educational and enrichment opportunities offered to older adults through the university.

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