WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Elderwise is a nonprofit, independent, lifelong learning organization dedicated to offering continuing education to older adults in Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to provide a broad spectrum of classes and a significant range of topics to meet the needs and interests of a wide variety of individuals. While we emphasize continuing education for seniors, we welcome learners of all ages. Learning, educational enjoyment, and personal growth are the fundamental goals of every Elderwise program. We strive to provide an experience that equally values both intellectual and social interaction.
Elderwise was established in 1992 through the efforts of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) representatives and a group of nonacademic enthusiasts committed to developing continuing education programs. Today, Elderwise continues an informal and mutually beneficial association with EMU, yet remains member-driven in organization, leadership, participation, financial support, and program development.
LOCATION AND FACILITIES
With the exception of specially arranged field trips and off-site theater productions, all Elderwise classes are held at Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth Road (near the US 23 interchange), in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There is ample free parking adjacent to the Cleary building.