PALM DESERT, CA – Learning in Retirement is offering a new class in Palm Springs for seniors who want to exercise their brain and expand their awareness. The class, Hot News Hot Views, provides students the opportunity to discuss breaking local, state, national and international news with curious and knowledgeable colleagues.

John Considine will teach the course that will be offered Tuesdays, from January 7 through February 25, 2020, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership Boardroom, located at 3111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs.

According to U.S. News and World Report, learning keeps people sharp. For retirees who no longer receive the stimulation that comes with a job and its challenges, it is easy to slow down and lose their edge. Learning and studying keeps the mind engaged and our thinking clear. Plus, we inevitably learn some interesting tidbits to share at social events.

Learning also keeps us socially engaged. While we were in school as younger people, most of our circle of friends came from classmates and those we interacted with in the school environment. Going back to school as retirees can open new channels of interaction and introduce us to new friends inside and outside of the classroom.

A variety of Learning in Retirement classes are currently offered in Palm Desert at the College of the Desert’s Partnership and Community Education classrooms in the Westfield Mall. Participants can take multiple (up to five) courses for one modest flat fee of $60 per semester.

Learning in Retirement is a local non-profit organization. It has been informing and entertaining seniors with interesting classes led by experienced instructors in the Coachella Valley for more than 22 years.

To register, visit the Learning in Retirement website by clicking here. The start of the Winter term begins the week of January 6, 2020, with most classes running eight weeks.

About College of the Desert:

Established in 1958, College of the Desert, located in Palm Desert, is an accredited community college serving eastern Riverside County, California. The College leads the region in providing quality, higher education, technical training and lifelong learning opportunities, in response to the dynamic needs of our diverse community. The College serves more than 18,000 students each year and is the number one source of transfer students to California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus. For more information, visit

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