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LifeQuest Overview

Widely recognized for its extraordinary programming, LifeQuest of Arkansas provides an infrastructure through which adults can create a more purposeful and rewarding post-retirement life. Adults who have intellectual curiosity, exercise, engage with a social network and give back to their community remain healthier and happier than those who do not. LifeQuest has guided thousands of seniors toward a healthy lifestyle since 1981.

LifeQuest educational classes are available to adults of all ages. Our program is based on an open-university concept, with no homework, tests or grades. Four educational terms are conducted annually. Each eight-week term offers online and in-person classes Mondays - Fridays with lecture/discussion classes on a variety of topics - physical health, art, financial management, literature, “Great Books”, Spanish, media, politics, history and current events. New classes are added each term; all are developed and coordinated by a Curriculum Committee made up of LifeQuest volunteers. Authorities in their respective fields serve as volunteer instructors. Classes are held at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock. The registration fee is $65 and covers all classes for the entire eight weeks. The registration fee for our four week summer term is $35. Some classes require an additional class fee.


Mission

To enhance life’s journey during the middle and later years through life-long learning and meaningful volunteerism within the community.
 


History

LifeQuest of Arkansas, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1981 (originally called The Shepherd’s Center) to provide a framework through which adults can plan and create a more purposeful and rewarding life. Although LifeQuest is not a religious organization, eleven interfaith congregations joined together to fund and begin LifeQuest. Today there are many various affiliated congregations. LifeQuest membership currently stands at more than 1500. Participants come from 13 counties in central Arkansas.