Learning in Retirement
Who Are We?
Georgia College's Institute for Learning in Retirement (LIR) is an organization dedicated to meeting the intellectual, educational, physical, and social needs of retirement-age individuals. Through LIR, senior adults are offered an opportunity to remain active, both mentally and physically, while participating in a variety of interesting and enjoyable ventures.
Who Is In Charge?
LIR members run the organization. They choose their board members and their leaders. LIR members develop a curriculum program based on indicated interest and needs of members. Capable members are encouraged to suggest, design, and/or teach courses for the benefit of LIR members. Likewise, social events are suggested, planned, designed, and carried out by members.
Learning In Retirement is supported by GC's Department of Continuing Education which provides technical and administrative services. LIR's national affiliate is the Elderhostel Institute Network, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for adults.
Membership is open to all retired men and women, or if not retired, to those individuals who are interested in pursuing learning opportunities in a variety of settings without regard to previous levels of formal education.
|•||Social events, rambles, and tours of local businesses, industries, and landmarks
|•||Educational and personal enrichment courses, either in a classroom or for "Lunch & Learns," are scheduled twice monthly for interesting presentations
Reduced rates for enrolling in the aerobics program offered through the Department of Continuing Education
|•||University meeting rooms, media equipment and classroom materials for scheduled activities|
|•||Free parking permits for use while attending LIR-related activities
|•||Opportunities for leadership and volunteer roles in one or more LIR committees
|•||Part-time coordinator available to assist members and committees in executing activities and events|