Lifelong Learning Institute at Central Ohio Technical College Accepting ElderQuest Registration

NEWARK, Ohio, January 28, 2016 – The Lifelong Learning Institute​ (LLI) at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is now accepting registration for the ElderQuest 2016 Film Study Series for Seniors. ElderQuest is a film-based, facilitator-led series of film viewings and discussions on the themes of elders on a quest (e.g. aging of men and women, late life romance, intergenerational issues).

“ElderQuest is designed to counter the prevailing notion of aging as a decline,” explained LLI Director, Vicki Maple. “Rather, the film study series embraces the integrity of aging and maturation, and it stimulates the consideration of the beauty of late life transformation and transcendence.”

ElderQuest is a Lifelong Learning Institute Special Series in partnership with the Martin DePorres Center, held on Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 9, 15, 22, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The film study series takes place at the Martin DePorres Center, 2330 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219.

The ElderQuest 2016 film titles are as follows: Two Raging Grannies (Feb. 2) - Mr. Holmes (Feb. 9) - Harold and Maude (Feb. 16) - Life Itself (Feb. 23) - Robot and Robert (March 1) - Five Flights Up (March 8) - Umberto D (March 15) - New Tricks (March 22)
The first session, an introduction to the ElderQuest concept, will include a viewing and discussion of Two Raging Grannies - a touching and thought-provoking documentary that challenges the idea that we must continue to shop, consume and keep the economy growing.

There is a $25 per person Fee/Tuition for the eight-week series. Those interested need not be a member of the Lifelong Learning Institute to participate in ElderQuest, but they should be a senior over the age of 60 who resides in Central Ohio.
For more information, contact: the Lifelong Learning Institute at Central Ohio Technical College: Vicki Maple, Director, phone 740.364.9565, email

Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.