The world is in the midst of a sharp demographic shift as the very sizeable senior population grows older. It’s been shown that intellectual stimulation and social ties are essential to maintaining optimal mental, emotional and physical health. 2009 marks the 20th year that the McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement (MILR) has provided this kind of socially enriching and stimulating learning environment for Montreal’s community of seniors.
To commemorate its anniversary, the Institute has several events planned in 2009 and 2010:
Sept. 3 – 5, 2009: VERNISSAGE and ART EXHIBIT showcasing works by MILR members at the McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria Ave., Westmount.
Oct. 15, 2009, 7 p.m.: PREMIERE of Switzerland’s 2008 Oscar-nominated film, “Late Bloomers,” in which an 80-year-old widow decides to fulfil her dream of a lifetime. Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal.
Feb. 11 – 20, 2010: FESTIVAL OF ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC & POETRY by MILR members at Tudor Hall, 5th floor of La Maison Ogilvy, 1307 St. Catherine St. W., Montreal.
For more information on MILR and its anniversary festivities, please visit: http://milr20.mcgill.ca or call 514-398-8234