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Dear LLI Members,

We, LLI at VT members, are now clearly identified as in the demographics of folks at greatest risk concerning the rapidly spreading Coronavirus. Our primary concern is for our health, as well as the safety of our volunteer instructors. Therefore, all LLI classes and special events will be cancelled for the remainder of the Spring term starting Monday March 16th.

This decision did not come easily as we all treasure the camaraderie as well as the learning experiences found in our LLI classes and events. However, we believe it is most important that we do all we can to protect the health of our members, instructors, speakers and the NRV community by helping to slow the spread of the virus. Our situation is exacerbated because, not only do we hold LLI classes on the VT campus (which has cancelled all classroom courses), but we meet at Warm Hearth Village, local churches, the Blacksburg Recreation Center and several other venues. Their well-being and their Coronavirus mitigation policies are also valued highly and must be honored.

As almost all of the expenses for operating LLI Spring 2020 have already been incurred, regrettably, refunds will not be possible. There will be an exception for certain Special Event trips and for classes that have not yet started for this term; registered participants will be contacted directly.

We sincerely thank each of you for your continued support and understanding. Your enthusiasm for LLI makes the time and energy devoted so worthwhile. Our team is diligently working on LLI Fall 2020 where we hope to see each of you again. May your summer be safe and joyous.

Please direct any questions to Heidi Dickens, our LLI Registrar at 540-231-4364. She will make sure to get your question to the person who can provide the best answer.

Respectfully,
LLI at VT Board of Directors


Inclement Weather
LLI uses the VT schedule for closings with the following notes:

  • If VT is closed, LLI is closed;
  • If VT is open, a member of the Volunteer Committee will be responsible for coordinating scheduling of classes for that day, including verifying the instructor’s availability, notifying CPE of schedule changes and notifying class members of scheduling status.
  • Students may call the main CPE number (540-231-5182 ) to find out class status, if necessary.

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LLI and the VT Center for Gerontology are working with the NRV Aging in Place Leadership Team to train additional workshop facilitators. Interested in helping your organization or community members create their personal plans for aging in place? If so, visit the workshop webpage for more information.

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Spring Term classes and events canceled starting Monday, March 16, 2020.


LLI membership means opportunities for engaging lectures, vibrant discussion, local field trips, and charter travel with other curious adults. LLI continues to grow! We have 440+ annual and term members enrolled in 27 courses in Spring term 2020. Nearly 300 members signed up for 27 special events. Second sessions were set up for five special events/tours to accommodate the great interest.


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