Albion Area Lifelong Learners

An institute for adult learning in cooperation with Albion College

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There are no academic requirements other than an active, inquiring mind. There are no exams or grades, but some courses may have homework assignments. The courses are simply for the enjoyment of learning.

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We offer assemblies for AALL members and the community which feature outstanding speakers covering topics such as science, the arts, literature, history, physical activity, religion and more.

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Field Trips

Field trips are held occasionally, featuring cultural outings such as visiting museums, formal gardens, zoos, plays and operatic performances among other enriching events.

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AALL offers opportunities for lifelong learning for adults over 55.

What is AALL?

The Albion Area Lifelong Learners (AALL) was established by a group of retired persons after a suggestion by the Action Team of the Albion Alliance 2000. Sponsorship and a grant by Albion College enabled classes to begin during the spring of 2000. The membership has now grown to over 160 and includes members from a wide area around Albion. AALL is affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network. You must be 55 or older to join AALL but younger partners are eligible.

Our Mission

The mission of AALL is to provide opportunities for lifelong learning through discussion, intellectual and social interaction, and access to cultural events. Our classes provide an opportunity to be part of a learning process that includes stimulating discussion, humor, disagreement, insight and challenges to preconceived ideas.

How Do I Sign Up?

Visit our Membership & Registration page to print our membership form or visit our Newsletters page to subscribe to our mailing list. You may also call Mary Deardurff, AALL Registrar, at 517-629-9661 or e-mail: