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Higher Education for Senior Citizens Brochure (.pdf)


There are a number of higher education services for seniors in Dutchess County available through the various colleges.

Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson 12504 (845) 758-6822.  The Lifetime Learning Institute is a volunteer, memebership-run organization that offers non-credit courses to men and women of retirement age who have a desire for lifelong learning.  Classes are held during the spring and fall semesters and a January mini-session.  For a copy of their catalog and more information, call (845) 758-7314 or email:

Dutchess Community College 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 431-8000. For a free brochure on non-credit classes aimed at seniors, contact the Assistant Dean, Office of Community Services at (845) 431-8028.  Seniors may also audit classes when space is available by arrangement with the Secretary to the Registrar at (845) 431-8028.

Marist College North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 575-3000. Marist has a volunteer run membership that provides for intellectual and cultural exploration and development for men and women of reitrment age.  The Center for LifetimeStudy (CLS), offers non-credit courses covering topics reflecting a variety of interests. There is a membership fee and a long waiting list. For further information call CLS at (845) 575-300 ext. 2011.  Seniors may also audit classes when space is available by arrangement with the instructor.

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