Admit it—you like to learn. Whether you’re picking up a new book on technology, listening to the latest podcasts from MIT or Stanford on your iPad, or talking about something you’re passionate about, you thrive on being able to learn something new every day and enjoy sharing it with your friends and neighbors.

Today, developers throughout the country are helping active adults like you pursue your dreams of growing wiser as you grow older by providing you with direct access to academic libraries, state-of-the-art learning centers and nearby Osher Lifelong Community Institutes. It’s no longer difficult for an intellectual active adult such as yourself to discover the best place to retire—all it takes is good research (no thesis required!).

Three developers whose communities are considered the best places to retire by many active adults are Robson Resort Communities, Del Webb and The Villages. These builders are doing new and exciting things within their communities to help further homeowners’ educations and drive home the importance of lifelong learning.

From foreign language to Bible study, from landscape workshops to memoir writing, from astrology to technology, Robson Resort Communities offers lifelong learning opportunities to homeowners of all ages and interests. Whether at SaddleBrooke or The Preserve in Arizona, or Robson Ranch Texas, or any of Robson’s eight resort communities, active adults who call a Robson community home can flex their creative and analytical muscles every day of the week.

Del Webb partners with Road Scholar, a not-for-profit educational travel company that offers 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries, to provide its residents affordable learning adventures across the country and abroad. From Ireland’s coasts to Costa Rica’s cloud forests, from St. Petersburg to The Grand Canyon, traveling and learning with other Del Webb homeowners is a unique way to enrich your education.

Though acquiring new skills and hobbies and traveling across the world are certainly wonderful ways to learn, many active adults still want to learn in an actual classroom. That’s why The Villages offer homeowners their very own college. The Lifelong Learning College at The Villages, Fl. is the place to find intellectual retirees furthering their education through a variety of subjects such as Aquatics and Scuba Diving, Art History, Culinary, Finance and Genealogy, among others. Homeowners at The Villages can even go back to college to earn their Graduate Equivalence Diploma.

Albert Einstein was ahead of the times when he said, “Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” Lifelong learning hasn’t just became mainstream, it’s become a necessity in the Information Age—even for active adults.

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