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Elderhostel’s Marty Knowlton and Lifelong Learning

A person who helped reinvent “aging”, “retirement” and “learning”, contributing to the cognitive health of millions of individuals as a result:

Martin P. ‘Marty’ Knowlton dies at 88; co-founder of Elderhostel (Los Angeles Times)

– “Martin P. “Marty” Knowlton, a world traveler who fought ageism by co-founding Elderhostel, a program that pioneered learning vacations for mature adults, has died. He was 88.”

– “Knowlton died Thursday of natural causes at a nursing home in Ventura, said David Bianco, who started Elderhostel with his friend in 1975.”

– “When he was about 50, Knowlton became highly annoyed by two things: the prevailing wisdom that “as you got older, your mind automatically began to fail” and the government notifying him that “old age begins at 55,” he told the Ventura County Star in 2000.”

The article: Here

Elderhostel website: Here

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