The Hamilton Holt School is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,500 grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) to support the School's offering of a short continuing education series of health-related seminars on the Rollins campus for the Winter Park older adult community.
According to Diana Silvey, program director for the WPHF, the grant "will provide an excellent opportunity for Winter Park older adults to learn some very timely health tips through the health seminars offered by the Hamilton Holt School at the Rollins College campus. We believe this collaboration with Rollins will be very beneficial in encouraging healthy behavior practices among our senior communities."
These seminars represent the Holt School's first steps in a broader initiative. The Holt School plans to develop a senior adult education program to meet the interests and needs of the city's 50 and older population. Many active adults are seeking opportunities to learn more about personal areas of interest, such as impressionist art or American colonial history. Others would like to pursue a hobby or enhance livelihood skills in areas such as money management or wills and trusts.
Hamilton Holt School Dean David Richard said, "We want to thank the Winter Park Health Foundation for their generous support. Lifelong learning is a central mission of our program at the Holt School and this health initiative for seniors is a new outreach effort we are very happy to be implementing. "