The Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP) is a peer-led institution for learning in retirement.

Through a variety of classes, lectures, study groups, monthly meetings, and cultural and service events, members pursue avenues of study and engage in the exchange of ideas.

Lifelong learning and service opportunities for retirees have been a major emphasis throughout the history of the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals, which was founded in 1988 and is a member of the Lifelong Learning Institute Resource Network at Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel).

"HASP programs foster good listening, learning, reading, sharing and the pleasure of discussion." – Dr. John Hollenbach, HASP Founder, May 31, 1988

HASP Updates

  1. Next Noon Series: Friday, January 18, 12 noon

    Posted by Kimberly Mendels

    NOONTIME/Brown Bag Series on Friday, January 18, 12noon-1pm ~ HASP Classroom (This is a 1x month, fr...

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  2. December Special Event: Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys

    Posted by Kimberly Mendels

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:30-5:30 pm, Cost:  $6 per person Join your HASP friends and make new on...

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  3. November Special Event – Gerald Ford: From Youth to the Oval Office

    Posted by Kimberly Mendels

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 am – 4:15 pm, $25 per person As a legend of Grand Rapids, Ger...

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    By: TERRI HOLDEN, HASP PAST PRESIDENT, JUNE 2015 TO JULY, 2017 Terri Holden is a HASP member and for...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 800Active Members

    HASP is a voluntary continuing education program with 800 members and climbing.

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  • 100+Courses Offered

    Curriculum consists of a variety of courses in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.

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  • 40%Peer Led

    Over 40% of HASP classes are taught by peer members.

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  • 140+Volunteers

    HASP members give of their time, supporting Hope students, faculty, staff and the community.

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