Newport News, Va-Riverside Health System (RHS) is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Christopher Newport University's LifeLong Learning Society (LLS) in celebration of the Society's 25 th Anniversary.

LLS is a membership organization at CNU for men and women of retirement age seeking opportunities to learn in an environment of sharing and fellowship through lectures, courses, study and discussion groups, lunches, dinners and field trip excursions. An annual LLS membership is $235, and includes access to more than 50 classes offered through the program.

The new partnership provides funds to create a course hosted at Warwick Forest, a speaker series featuring Riverside Health System doctors, and support for special anniversary events including the LLS Silver Anniversary Retro Party. In exchange, residents of Riverside retirement communities receive special benefits, including discounted memberships, transportation services to the Yoder Barn, and also receive live-streaming of LLS's "Monday Afternoon Lectures" from the Ferguson Center and Yoder Barn. In addition, CNU students will benefit from new internship opportunities at Warwick Forest.

Together, RHS and CNU will create opportunities to engage in activities that continue to expand cognitive health and social well-being. "Our vision is to help older adults age in a place of their choosing, which involves caring for a person's social and mental health, not just their physical well-being," said Bob Bryant, Senior Vice President for Riverside's Lifelong Health Division. "This means partnering with great community leaders like CNU to ensure that every adult has access to the things in life that bring them passion -like lifelong learning."

LLS director Jane Sulzberger notes "This new partnership brings our two vibrant communities together in a beautiful way, further strengthening our commitment to provide opportunities for lifelong learning and access to CNU's world-class faculty, activities and events."

To join LLS, call (757) 269-4368 or visit lifelonglearning.cnu.edu. The first Warwick Forest LifeLong Learning class is a film series scheduled to begin October 31, 2014, featuring four select films per year with discussions led by CNU Professor Dr. Mark Padilla.

About Sanders Retirement Village
Sanders is one of Riverside's three active Continuing Care Retirement Communities with lifestyles and services that range from independent living to rehabilitation, while providing a peace of mind in a comfortable community. Sanders is also home to Heron Cove, the first de-institutionalized nursing home in Virginia. Because Sanders is a Riverside community, it has resources and expertise that other larger communities cannot equal. Learn more about Sanders at riversideonline.com/sanders.

About Warwick Forest
Warwick Forest is one of Riverside's three active Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Located in Newport News on the Yorktown border, Warwick Forest offers multiple levels of care -from independent living to nursing -for residents 60 and older. On average, research shows that residents living in a continuing care retirement community that offers amenities like those at Warwick Forest enjoy longer, healthier years. Warwick Forest's amenities include, among others, an indoor saltwater pool, fitness gym, exercise classroom, tavern and bistro and a theater. Learn more about Warwick Forest at warwickforest.com

About CNU's LifeLong Learning Society
The LifeLong Learning Society at Christopher Newport University is dedicated to persons of retirement age who seek to continue learning in an environment of sharing and fellowship. All persons are encouraged to join if they are interested in being challenged by new ideas in the company of other eager learners. LLS is located in CNU's Yoder Barn Theater located at 660 Hamilton Drive in Newport News. Learn more about the LifeLong Learning Society, its events and programs, at lifelonglearning.cnu.edu.

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Published: October 15, 2014