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Life Enrichment

Life Enrichment Group

. "Golden Grizzly" Policy
Senior citizens from the Butler service area (Butler, Chase, Greenwood, Marion and Morris counties) who are 60 years of age or older will be given, upon request a college identification card entitling them to become a "Golden Grizzly". This will allow them free admission to regularly scheduled, non-athletic college-related activities, provide discounted tickets to athletic events* and a tuition waiver (fees not included) for all Butler credit courses on a space available basis. Golden Grizzly cards will be issued through the Registrar's Office.

*Golden Grizzly members can receive General Admission tickets to all home, regular season athletic contests at the Golden Grizzly/Youth rate. Discounted tickets are not available for NJCAA National and Region VI events.


Life Enrichment Series

If you're idea of retirement is to pull up a rocking chair and sit... .the Life Enrichment Program is not for you. We are constantly learning, growing and having fun. The Life Enrichment Series is an educational, entertaining and cultural program for citizens 60 years of age and over. The series is intended to enrich the lives of Senior Citizens through programs which offer practical and useful information as well as entertainment. A typical morning session may cover such widespread topics as social security entitlement, model trains, edible wild plants or Alzheimer's disease. Other programs may include travelogues, musical presentations, five-day trips or other recreational activities.

The cost of the Life Enrichment Series is $25 per person per year.

To Enroll
Enrollment Form

Programs and Activities

The Life Enrichment programs are conducted throughout the year, with participants meeting for approximately four hours per week. These hours are spent in group learning sessions on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. One and one-half hours are spent socializing at lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Butler cafeteria in the Student Union Building. Activities and programs are provided by a variety of individuals from all areas of life. In one morning you may have a doctor presenting a program on a health issue, a fellow Life Enrichment member presenting a travelogue, as well as Butler students providing special music. There is always something fun, interesting and informative happening with the Life Enrichment group. Although the formal meetings for Life Enrichment are conducted for eight weeks per semester, there are several other activities throughout the year. These activities vary from film festivals to health care forums. When you are an active member you will be notified by mail whenever such an activity occurs.

August/September Newsletter


Several trips are arranged during the year. We may go to a luncheon at the Botanica Gardens in Wichita or to Burns to see a factory that manufactures dulcimers. Other trips will take you a little farther to places like Chicago or to St. Louis. Where ever we go you can count on having a lot of fun while learning about the area.
Abilene Group

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