Editorial: There’s always more to learn

Published 10:08 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Whether you’re a young child, a middle-aged adult or a person well into his or her 90s, there is always something more to learn.

Lifelong learning is one of the nine dimensions of a healthy community as identified by the Blandin Foundation that we, as a newspaper, hope to promote.

A healthy community is one that provides access to educational opportunities for all ages that allow people to participate and contribute to the economic, political, social and cultural life of the community to the fullest extent of their potential.

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This is something we believe Albert Lea does well at promoting. Here are a few organizations that are making a difference:

• Community Education, which offers learning opportunities for all ages from infants to adults

• The Albert Lea Public Library, which provides numerous educational opportunities for children as well as adults

• Albert Lea Area Schools, which provides a backbone of education for our area youth

• Adult Basic Education, which helps adults learn skills necessary to take the GED test

• Local organizations that provide forums or other learning opportunities

• Area senior living facilities that seek to educate their residents with current events and other opportunities.

These are only a few ways we have heard about that we know are making a difference.

Remember, it’s never too early or too late to learn.