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JOURNAL BREAKS NEW GROUND TRACKING LATE-LIFE LEARNING: The LLI Review is a pioneering journal dedicated to explorations by and about older learners. It was launched this fall.

Michael Brady, professor of adult education at the University of Southern Maine, is founder and editor of The LLI Review.

The peer-reviewed journal is published by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Resource Center. It covers research, best practices, and the life stories of exemplary teachers and learners. You can access this outstanding journal, free of charge, at:


IRISH OVER-50s HAPPY: The overwhelming majority of Irish older people are happy with their lives but unhappy with the economy and the direction of Irish society, according to a recent Irish Times/TNS mrbi opinion poll.

Some 93 per cent, among a national quota sample of 1,000 people over 50, said they are happy with their lives.

Some 69 per cent describe their health as good. They ranked personal health last, on a list of nine issues of concern put to them.

While happy with their lives, just 63 per cent of the over-50s are happy with the economy. Only 38 per cent are happy with the way Irish society is developing.

And, when it comes to world issues, 58 per cent are extremely or very concerned about they way the United States and its allies are conducting the war on international terrorism.

Source: The Irish Times, September 7, 2006.


SIGNATURES OF AGE: An art exhibition by women from across the United States and overseas is on view at the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. Contributors range in age from their late 20s to their early 80s. Also, on exhibit at the gallery are two solo shows: Aging Into Full Creativity by Helen Redman and Personal Symbols of Age by Barbara Aubin. Visit: