Regarding the letter to the editor “SMC betrays seniors,” Dec. 2.

Here’s what I think about shutting down an Emeritus class for one winter session. Thank you for all the other winter sessions when it was in full operation — and there have been many of them since the college opened in 1975!

We should be grateful for what is offered absolutely free in a community, state and country that makes such high-quality education possible to any and all of its senior citizens.

Where else in the world do you get that? Where else in the world is there another Emeritus for elders? In what other countries do such programs of Emeritus’ caliber exist at all — whether in winter, summer, spring or fall?

So thank you, SMC. I am grateful for Emeritus’ public-spirited, educational, inspirational mission; whether it is open full-time, part-time or not at all.

Rose Dosti

Santa Monica

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