"...to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens...through education and legislation."
Most people will spend up to 1/3 of their life in retirement, depending on the age at which they choose to stop working full-time. Research has shown that staying engaged in retirement can result in better health and a prolonged life. Some of the ways satisfied retirees stay engaged after retirement are through education, part time work, and volunteering.
For More, see http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors/Education.shtml