The Life Enrichment Center (LEC) was founded in 1980. It is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to fulfill our students’ lifelong creative potential through the ageless engagement of the arts.
The LEC is an innovative arts education center for adults, located in North Tampa’s Forest Hills neighborhood. It is one of only a few centers across the country focused on redefining and reshaping retirement and the experience of aging. Its cultural arts program has received national and international recognition and serves as a model of a successful community-based organization, serving adults primarily 50+.
The Center offers many classes each week, including creative writing, drawing, oil/acrylics, watercolor, Tai Chi, Yoga, and bridge. In addition, the LEC provides sessions on games and even a matinee movie once a month.
Research has shown that active engagement in the arts is beneficial to the health and well-being of every aspect of our lives, and helps with our cognitive, social, mental, and physical engagement. LEC students are stepping gracefully into the future while remaining active, independent, productive, and healthy.