If you are at least 50 years of age, you are eligible to partake in a program, not unique to Maine, but one cited in a major magazine as "the reason to retire to Maine." York County Senior College offers three venues for classes and sociability - from Saco in the north to North Berwick in the south. We welcome you to join us in this fulfilling educational and social experience.
Founded in 1999, York County Senior College is one of 17 such enterprises throughout the state affiliated with the University of Maine System. Council members -- all volunteers, govern it. Though the idea took root in Sanford, YCSC spread to Saco and then to the Berwicks and has enjoyed a steady growth in membership and in the variety of its offerings.
The Senior College exists not only to provide seniors of the county stimulating educational opportunity but also the chance to interact with their peers, in and out of the classroom. Classes are designed to present the interesting, the useful, the entertaining -- requiring only the intellectual involvement of a willing audience. Subject matter of classes, destination of field trips, intensity of interactive social events -- all are dictated by demand and driven by the enthusiasm of the participants. Senior College makes itself eminently accessible -- asking for no entrance requirements, by assigning no homework, by giving neither tests nor grades, and by offering scholarships.