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

Through a variety of courses, 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  (formerly Elderhostel).

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

HASP Updates

  1. President鈥檚 Message 鈥 July 2022

    Posted by Sharon Arendshorst

    I begin my term as HASP President with a great deal of gratitude and confidence in HASP. I鈥檓 gr...

  2. Monthly Programs

    Posted by Claudia Berry

    July Program Tuesday, July 5, 2022 | 9:30鈥10:45 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.)Jack H. Miller ...

  3. Membership Update

    Posted by Doug Walvoord

    Membership renewal opened Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Hopefully, you are aware that you can renew y...

  4. Curriculum Update

    Posted by Helen Klein

    This portion of the newsletter is the first official duty I am performing as your new Curriculum ...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 700+Members

    Our membership includes over 700 engaged retirees who enjoy life on the lakeshore and learning in our HASP classroom or virtually.

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  • 1988Founded In

    HASP was founded in 1988 with 38 members by Professor Emeritus, John H. Hollenbach, with the support of Hope College President, Dr. John Jacobson.

  • 55Capacity

    There are 55 seats on the Hope bus we use for event travel 鈥 there鈥檚 always room for one more. We鈥檒l save a seat for you.

    Membership Information
  • 150 / 50Volunteers

    Each year members fill 150 volunteer spots in Hope classrooms and 50 in the Holland community.

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