Who We Are

In the 1980s, California Lutheran College offered an Elderhostel program (now known as Road Scholar). As the College became a University, programs came and went, and new ways of serving our 50+ population were offered. Today, we have come full circle with the Fifty and Better program (FAB).

FAB was designed to offer university-level courses (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities to individuals 50 years of age and older in our community. When COVID-19 erupted and the first-ever offering of in-person courses had to be postponed indefinitely, we responded by moving three of the courses to a virtual (online) environment using Zoom. In just six months, FAB has grown tremendously with our nearly quadrupling since we started offering courses in Spring 2020. About 40% of our students reside outside Ventura County, California, with nearly 10% coming to us from out-of-state. 

Fifty and Better sessions are 4-6 weeks in length, with courses meeting for two hours each week. Many of our FAB students take multiple courses each session. We also host stand-alone lectures and are planning social engagement activities.

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the FAB community!​

Listen to our story on KCLU and meet two of our students

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