Lifelong Learning

Many Kendal at Hanover residents have a connection with nearby Dartmouth College as an alum or faculty member. Others simply enjoy the cultural, sporting and other benefits of living near one of the oldest, most esteemed colleges in the nation.

Many Kendal at Hanover residents take courses through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth, and many are course leaders. Staffed by qualified volunteers, Osher at Dartmouth offers classes on subject matters as diverse as women adventurers, the history of Yugoslavia, memoir writing, and how to predict the weather. The institute also hosts a summer lecture series. Most classes are held at Osher’s classrooms in Lebanon and transportation can be coordinated with our Kendal bus. Apart from Osher, Dartmouth College professors may allow residents to audit regular college courses, a doubly meaningful experience for those Kendal residents who are returning alumni. In addition, The Hopkins Center at Dartmouth presents over 500 events in film, dance, music, and theater each year.

“Art and Cognitive Impairment—How to Create and Sustain a Therapeutic and Quality Program for Individuals With Memory Loss” was the subject of a presentation organized by Kendal at Hanover in conjunction with New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Hood Museum of Modern Art at Dartmouth College.