Lifelong Learning for Adults Age 55+

Thank you for a wonderful spring semester!

Click here to access our recorded classes.  

University Express offers free educational classes for older adults in Erie County. The program runs during spring and fall semesters. You will find classes in a variety of categories, including current affairs, history, humanities, finance and medicine.

Classes are designed to stimulate the mind and provide opportunities to build social networks, thereby reducing social isolation. Visit EC Senior Services Combat Social Isolation page for other opportunities to keep your mind stimulated and active. No homework or tests, just exciting discussions alongside peers with similar interests!


Whether you want to learn about local history or the latest medical advancements, we have something for you. Check out what we offer.


Locations throughout Erie County may be showing our classes. See what might be going on at a location near you!

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"We are thankful for our ability to provide online content during these times. We know that staying active and informed helps to combat social isolation and that is something we take very seriously."

-David J. Shenk, Commissioner, Erie County Department of Senior Services


The picture to the left shows Commissioner David J. Shenk and Program Coordinator Katie Earl.

Classes are fun!

Join other like-minded adults interested in learning new things and having lively discussions — all in a fun and safe environment. Classes are typically 45–60 minutes, followed by a question and answer session.

Visit our recorded classes page to see what we have to offer right now!