Lifelong Learning

The instituion or program provides lifelong learning opportunities.

Copper Sky Recreation Complex

The Copper Sky Recreation Complex is the sporting, fitness, recreation and leisure destination in Maricopa. Comprised of the Copper Sky Multigenerational Center and the Copper Sky Regional Park, this expansive recreational development offers state-of-the-art equipment, grand green spaces and fantastic programs designed to enhance Maricopa residents' quality of life.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

There are Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes all around the country.

Locally, both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona have Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes.

These institutes are non-credit lifelong learning programs open to all adults over the age of 50. They are membership driven programs. There are no tests, grades or educational requirements. A $20 per semester membership fee ($10 in the summer semester) entitles you to enroll in university-quality, non-credit short classes.

Nationwide, there are 125 university-affiliated Osher Institutes, from Maine to Hawaii. For information about the OLLI network, educational trips and travel, and other resources, visit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute National Resource Center.

New Adventures in Learning

New Adventures in Learning

You’ve learned a lot over the years. But as those years go by, it seems there’s so much more you want to know. You’re the reason we offer the New Adventures in Learning program. It’s for retirement-age adults who love to learn new skills and explore new topics, without having to worry about grades, homework, or tests. It’s lifelong learning for learning’s sake.

How it works:

The program, which is run entirely by volunteers and supported by CGCC, gives seniors access to dozens of classes every spring, summer, and fall.

Topics include everything from military history and genealogy to blogging and current events. Best of all, you can take as many classes as you’d like for a low annual membership fee of $60 that goes to the NAIL organization, plus a $20 fee each semester that is collected by CGCC.


New Adventures in Learning classes are held at the Sun Lakes Center of Chandler-Gilbert Community College located on the northeast corner of Alma School and Riggs roads.

25105 S. Alma School Rd. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Academic Year (mid-August to mid-May)
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer (mid-May to mid-August)
Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


How Technology Can Positively Affect A Senior's Mental Health

"The golden years of life should be filled with happiness, connection, and the opportunity to explore new horizons. For seniors and their loved ones, technology has emerged as a valuable ally, enriching these years in ways we might not have imagined a few decades ago. In this article, we will delve into the transformative power of technology, focusing on three key aspects: long-distance connections, the health benefits it brings, and the power of lifelong learning. Each of these elements contributes to the mental well-being of seniors, making their journey through life's later stages not just manageable but truly enjoyable."

Check out this article from Today's Caregiver for more information.

Central Arizona College - City of Maricopa Campus

Maricopa Campus -

In 2006, Central Arizona College established a small education center in the city of Maricopa. Since that date, Maricopa has become a burgeoning community and a desirable suburban location for professional couples who commute into the Greater Phoenix area.

Central Arizona College is committed to continued development in this major growth area which lies on the southeastern edge of metro Phoenix serving the surrounding Maricopa, Stanfield and Casa Grande communities.

Lifelong Learning at CAC:

Each year we serve hundreds of adults through our lifelong learning programs. As you surf the learning opportunities on this website, you are sure to discover something unique for your personal enrichment, insight that will help you launch a career, or even a way to tap into your creative side.

We offer a variety of non-credit workshops, seminars and courses in areas such as fine arts, fitness, computers, languages, music, dance, photography, and life enrichment. 

Classes begin throughout the semester and vary in length and cost.


There are no entrance requirements for Community Education courses beyond an interest in the subject.

17945 North Regent Drive, Maricopa, AZ 85138

If you have any questions, contact:

April JacoRiggs - Secretary at: 520-494-6420

Muriel Thomas - Coordinator of Lifelong Learning at: 520-494-6421

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