Welcome to the Institute for Learning in Retirement

We welcome you to ILR and are very glad you have found us. Our guiding principle is that lifelong learning is an important aspect of our continued growth at any age. We strive to provide learning and social experiences both in and out of the classroom in a diverse educational environment ... [ more ]

Please browse our website to discover the many ways you can keep learning and get involved.

What's New at ILR

Registration for Fall 2019 Courses Is Now Open as of September 3

ILR is very excited to announce that the new registration site for the 2019 Fall Semester is open for registration as of  September 3.

The site offers a layout that allows you to see the courses quickly without having to scroll down through search filters, as those filters have been set to the left allowing [ more ]


Take a "Sneak Peak" at the Fall Course Offerings

Can't wait to see what our class lineup is like for the Fall?  Well, we've prepared a quick "Sneak Peak" listing in the Courses tab.  Take a look and see which courses you may want to take and which courses you need to look into further.  You should be receiving your paper catalogs soon and don't forget to mark your calendars for September 3 when registration opens. 


Trip to Masonic Hall, New York City, the High Line and The Shed October 29

Join us for a Bus Trip to Masonic Hall, New York City, the High Line and The Shed Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  If the roots of Freemasonry go back to King Solomon's Temple, if the famous 18th century English architect Christopher Wren, most of the United States presidents, Buzz Aldrin, Carl Sagan, Mozart, Beethoven, Shakespeare, David Sarnoff, Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill and my uncles Harry, Morris, Jim and David were all members, WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT???!!! [ more ]


Tour of Waterbury’s Palace Theater November 7

Join us for a Bus Trip and tour of Waterbury's Palace Theater on Thursday, November 7.  Back in the early 1920s, Sylvester Z. Poli, the famous New England theater impresario, opened the Waterbury Palace Theater after investing $1,000,000 in its opulent decor. This theater is a mix of Roman, Arabic, Greek, and Federal motifs. It features a grand lobby and ornate dome ceilings - definitely a setting for a king and a queen! [ more ]


ILR Celebrates 30 Years with New Video

ILR recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary at the Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon.  Take a look at our history in the video.  It may surprise you to see how far we've come.  [ more ]


30 Years in Pictures

At our 30th Anniversary this Spring, we also put together some pictures from our last 30 years of classes and trips.  As you go through the slide show, don't be surprised if you see yourself.    We are everywhere! [ more ]


ILR Board Meetings

Board meetings are held several times throughout the year as needed. The next one is scheduled for September 26 at 10:00 AM at UNH Orange campus.





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