Maya Abi Chahine
"When I decided to join the University for Seniors I was attracted by its vision, one-of-its-kind in Lebanon and the region. Now, what strikes me the most is seeing how much this program is adding to the lives of the members, whether attending the offerings, giving lectures or being part of a committee. The seniors' testimonies and their pictures on this webpage will give you a feel of the program but you will only be able to experience its uniqueness when you join!"
"I joined the University for Seniors back in 2009, where with the co-founders of the UfS conducted the feasibility study of establishing a program of such spirit at AUB. The concept was intriguing in the sense that any person, above 50, can join; anyone can lead a study group and members participate in running the program. Today, while celebrating the treasures of their long experience, UfS members are learning in an interactive and sociable environment while also engaging in research and policy writing initiatives. The program has indeed positively touched and changed the lives of so many."
"During the last year of my undergraduate studies, I was invited to one of the events the University for Seniors was hosting. Not only was I amazed by the interactive spirit and positive vibes that was widespread among the members and the team, but I was also drawn to the sense of belonging and kindness. As a psychology graduate, I like to take a closer look at mental health. At the University for Seniors, I am glad that mental health is being talked about and supported. It provides us and the members a chance to pay attention to our mental health and care for one another! "