A personal message
A letter from Dr. Daniel White, Founder and Managing Director of Hale & Fun
I founded Hale & Fun through my own passion for learning and teaching.
I’ve spent countless years as an educator teaching people of all ages, cultures and walks of life. The encouragement from my grandparents inspired me to follow the path of Hale & Fun. When I told them about the things I was learning in university, their eyes lit up with excitement. Seeing how enthusiastic they became about lifelong learning inspired me to develop a project that would bring education to senior citizens who normally would not have access to such opportunities. And experts agree, research has shown the benefits of continued learning helps to keep the mind active and is one of the best methods in the prevention of dementia .1, 2, 3
Hale & Fun is an extension of those experiences and is about bringing joy through new knowledge, skills and friendships to students. My aim is to bring the passion from our own respective fields and the world around us to the retiree who still wants to learn. However, I didn’t want it to be another stuffy “by-the-books” program – The seniors of Australia are unique individuals and deserve more.
Our education philosophy is to educate through a system that promises to engage, excite, and entertain the residents of your retirement home. Our ever changing syllabus of courses and topics range from college and university level, to unique courses especially tailored for today’s senior citizens.
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Daniel White, PhD
Masters by research ABD (Psychology), Gdip (Psychology), Gcert (electronic learning), Gcert (tertiary education), Honors (entomology) Bachelor of Science (Zoology), Cert IV: Small business management
1.Middleton LE, Yaffe K. Promising Strategies for the Prevention of Dementia. Arch Neurol. 2009: 66 (10): 1210-1215. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2009.201.
2.Wilson, R. S., P. A. Scherr, J. A. Schneider, Y. Tang, and D. A. Bennett. “Relation of cognitive activity to risk of developing Alzheimer disease.”Neurology” 69, no. 20 (2007): 1911-1920.
3. Michael J. Valenzuela, Fiona E. Matthews, Carol Brayne, Paul Ince, Glenda Halliday, Jillian J. Kril, Marshall A. Dalton, Kathryn Richardson, Gill Forster, Perminder S. Sachdev. Multiple Biological Pathways Link Cognitive Lifestyle to Protection from Dementia. Biological Psychiatry – 1 May 2012 (Vol. 71, Issue 9, Pages 783-791, DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.07.036