Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide educational programs for group study on topics selected by and for the membership.

Goals

LIFE@UCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit equal opportunity organization, a community educational program for people of retirement age in the Central Florida area who thirst for continued learning.

Programs

There are a variety of topics in a relaxed learning environment. Course presenters include faculty and staff from UCF, other area institutions and the Community.

LIFE at UCF Organization Status

LIFE at UCF, Inc. is a Florida State Charity with tax exemption registration number CH48018.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

LIFE at UCF, Inc. is an approved 501(c)(3) Organization Non-profit organization with the IRS.

LIFE at UCF, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Organization Non-profit organization for the State of Florida.

CURRENT NEWS

LIFE PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION ANNOUNCED

As our unique life long learning program has grown so has its administration increased dramatically, and now its management is in need of a program coordinator to assist our substantially “all volunteer” member supported organizational team.   The coordinator will facilitate the planning and function of LIFE’s volunteer committees, especially (1) the curriculum committee in their arrangements for Tuesday classes during the academic year — and (2) the membership committee with their collection of member data, dues, and accommodation of an extensive waiting list.   The coordinator will act at the discretion of the LIFE Board of Directors, will supervise student-interns, and will report to the President of the Board.  The search committee is especially seeking a professional who can guide LIFE volunteers as they research new outlets for their much-in-demand program. This could include physically expanding learning opportunities to off-campus sites, offering live-streaming or other technology for current lectures, or organizing new small group sessions.   An essential element of the position will be working with the LIFE-UCF Liaison to maintain LIFE’s relationship with the UCF administration and its departments.   Previous experience in a leadership position working with seniors and nonprofits would be helpful.  This newly-created position will offer a 20-hour work week.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Proposed start date:  June 1, 2018.   Interested parties can apply for the position by completing the application form located at this web link: https://life.ucf.edu/life-program-coordinator-position-description/

 

Election of LIFE Board Members

Election of Board members will be held at the Annual General Meeting on the last class day.  The slate is posted on the web under the LIFE Board Election Slate 2018 Tab.

 

EMAILS from AMANDA  ( Newest 27 March 2018)

Amanda Meyer, our previous student administrative assistant, received a Fulbright Scholarship to Bulgaria after graduating from UCF last Spring.  She agreed to to send LIFE periodic emails about her experiences there.  The first two emails have been published on the LIFE website under the “Emails from Amanda ” tab.  Future emails will be added when received.  Members are invited to read these most interesting and informative emails from Amanda.

Growing Bolder produces video on UCF research project Funded By LIFE

Who says you’re too old to play? Part of Growing Bolder is staying active, moving more and remembering to embrace fun and joy every day. And now, a breakthrough program at the University of Central Florida funded by the LIFE Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Award Program is helping build intergenerational relationships that lead to a win-win situation: kids who aren’t afraid of getting older and adults who are encouraged to get and stay healthy.  LIFE members are participating in this UCF program.  To view a video on this program click on the below link:  Growing Bolder Video

 

 

LIFE Fund Drive for Gerontology Research at UCF
The LIFE 25 th year celebration announced that a special FUND RAISING DRIVE has been established that will support increased funding to the annual Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Award program, and will create annual student scholarships for UCF students working towards a gerontology minor. Presently this program is supported through excess operating funds. The gerontology Awards program was created to promote gerontology research here at UCF. To date the program has been successful in creating start up research efforts in many of the UCF departments. These successful efforts have provided the information needed to develop larger scale grants from larger research support organizations. Our program needs to grow to meet the expanding UCF base. Please consider donating to this very important research area that can impact all LIFE members. More information about this program can be found on this web site under the Donation tab.

SHUTTLE SERVICE
A Shuttle Service for LIFE members is offered every Tuesday to assist members in getting to the Student Union for class sessions. Busses will run from the LYNX Transit center at the first Bay on Route 7 from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. After class the shuttle will run from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Park at garage A or I to take advantage of this service. See the Shuttle Service Tab on this web site for more information.

LIFE EMAILS ARE SENT THROUGH a SPAM PROTECTION SERVICE
Because of limits placed on large numbers of outgoing emails, LIFE must use a Spam protection service (Mailchimp) to send out our emails to the membership. You should have already received an email advising you of this change. Some members have already questioned the change in the sender address information. You will also note at the end of all LIFE emails a link that allows you to unsubscribe to the service. If you inadvertently unsubscribed and wish to receive LIFE information email you can reapply by sending an email to LIFE@ucf.edu. However this process takes special communication to mailchimp and is not guaranteed.

NEW Web Based LIFE Program Evaluation Established
The Curriculum committee needs member feedback on the programs provided each week.   After each presentation an email is sent out to all members that includes a Speaker evaluation form.  Your input is valuable.  Please take the time to complete surveys, especially on those you have found to be very rewarding or not up to par.