Marty Knowlton recalls the creation and development of the Elder Hostel program, an educational program for senior citizens that allows them attend short courses on college campuses, live in the dorms, and interact with younger college students. He describes the growing interest in the program, funding options available to those on a fixed income, the types of course typically offered, and the kinds of individuals to whom the program appeals. Tim Welsh discusses the adoption of the program at the University of Montana and how it’s managed by the Center for Continuing Education. He lists some of the courses attendees may take, as well as guided field trip and workshop opportunities. Welsh talks about how became involved in Elder Hostel and continuing education.
Elder Hostel; University of New Hampshire; Continuing education; Senior citizens; Education costs; Higher education; University of Montana; Center for Continuing Education and Summer Programs, University of Montana
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Knowlton, Marty and Welsh, Tim, "Marty Knowlton and Tim Welsh Interview, May 24, 1977" (1977). University of Montana History Oral History Collection. 35.