What is the Senior Studies Institute (SSI)?
SSI is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that provides presentations, discussions and other events mainly designed for seniors. SSI was founded in 1991 by Neal Naigus, of Portland Community College (PCC), and a group of seniors dedicated to lifelong learning. We are still affiliated with the PCC Foundation and have since grown to more than 300 members.
This organization shall provide an opportunity for older adults to share in the exploration of topics of mutual interest, to contribute their experience and their expertise, and to expand their circle of friends. (SSI Constitution, Article II)
In response to the pandemic we moved our learning and socializing activities from the traditional classroom and community setting to the virtual world of the Zoom environment. We continued to offer a robust program of presentations and activities that rival our pre-pandemic curriculum and activities.
Now, as we enter the post-pandemic era, we are offering more classes and activities in person. Presently, as of November,2023 we offer
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