A family friend who defines the term “life-long learner” first introduced me to this amazing organization, the Chautauqua Institute
. Susan is a lawyer and gerontologist by trade, and she has traveled the world over. For several summers, she has attended this summer Institute in pursuit of even more knowledge. Here is its mission:
Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit, 750-acre community on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, where approximately 7,500 persons are in residence on any day during a nine-week season, and a total of more than 100,000 attend scheduled public events.
Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts.