Lifelong Learning

The Highlands at Pittsford is an affiliate of The University of Rochester

The Highlands is the only senior living community offering world-class lectures by the professors and staff of The U of R, The Eastman School of Music, The Memorial Art Gallery, and The University of Rochester Medical Center.

Lifelong Learning Programs

Lifelong Learning Classes

– For Residents Only –

Exclusively at The Highlands at Pittsford, these semester-long Liberal Arts lecture series are held once a week for 4-8 weeks.

No tests!  
No notes!  
No homework! 
Just listen and be fascinated!

What Residents are saying:

“I’m an engineer, so I never had the joy of taking courses in music and literature and history and art.  Now, I’m learning that there’s another whole world out there of wonderful things.”  ~ Les M.

“I’m busier than I ever thought I would be and it’s just a pleasure…” ~ Albert S.

Practice Makes Perfect? The Way We Learn When We Learn Music


As part of The Highlands commitment to Lifelong Learning, we offer all of the following classes and lectures to area seniors, in addition to our residents. All classes are free of charge.  

To register for a class, contact Patty Klimchuck by phone at (585) 586-7600 ext. 103 or send an email to Space is limited.

UR Always Learning

– Open to Residents and Area Seniors –

These one-time UR Always Learning Liberal Arts lectures are offered to residents as well as area seniors! Like the semester-long lectures for residents only, these classes are taught by esteemed faculty members of the University of Rochester.

 UR Always Learning Fall 2016

To Your Health

– Open to Residents and Area Seniors –

As a service to Pittsford and the surrounding communities, The Highlands offers highly informative lectures on a variety of health and wellness topics.  Learn about the most recent developments from the experts at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Upcoming To Your Health Lectures for All Area Seniors and Residents (PDF)

UR In Tune with
The Eastman School of Music

Now Presenting at The Highlands at Pittsford

– Open to Residents and Area Seniors –

Our fellow affiliates, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester have joined together with us to create an experience around music that enriches the heart, nourishes the mind, and heals the soul. These free lectures are taught by highly regarded Eastman artists, performers, composers, and scholars who believe in the power of music to transform lives.

Upcoming UR In Tune Lectures for All Area Seniors and Residents (PDF)

UR In Tune Fall 2016




Our residents talk about the

Intellectual Dimension of Wellness at The Highlands

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