Professors on Wheels

Professors on Wheels graduationView the Professors on Wheels program pamphlet

The FA Professors on Wheels program needs volunteers to provide lectures, workshops, and classes at local nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and libraries as part of our Professors on Wheels program. It doesn't matter what the subject material is. Classes can spring from your area of academic expertise or from any area in which you consider yourself an expert, though many choose to tie their presentations to their current research and projects. Right now we are offering classes on subjects as varied as the history of the English language and reporting via YouTube. The Professors on Wheels Pamphlet has a listing of all the classes we offer.

Even though the name is of the program is Professors on Wheels, all are welcome to participate: retired faculty and staff, administrators, everyone! Proposing a course is easy. To propose a course, fill out the Course Proposal Form and e-mail it to Ray DiSanza (disanzr@sunysuffolk.edu) either as an attachment or pasted into the body of the email. 

Currently, Professors on Wheels serves more than 15 facilities, and we're continuing to expand to other senior facilities and running a pilot program with local libraries. Professors on Wheels remains dedicated to serving Suffolk County's seniors. It's a great, low impact way to serve a much deserving and sometimes neglected part of our larger community. Many of program's graduates through the years have said they had long given up the notion of attending college, and this fulfilled that lifelong dream. One resident of Island Nursing and Rehab indicated that activities like this make her feel "very lucky to be alive." This is a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference in our community, and especially in the lives of our community's senior population.

Click here to download the Professor on Wheels course proposal form