Learning is Forever

Learning is Forever (L.I.F.E.)

The Macomb L.I.F.E. program is affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN), a national organization of over 150 similar groups devoted to adult education.

In the Macomb area, L.I.F.E. was launched through the Western Illinois University School of Continuing Education, in 1995, and is now sponsored by the university’s Outreach Programs Office. An independently administrated organization, it is composed of area residents who develop the courses, select the teachers, establish the class fees, and promote the curriculum.

For More Information

For questions, suggestions, or program registration, please contact:

Helena Lira, LIFE Representative

WIU Study Abroad & Outreach

Phone: (309) 298-1911

E-mail: H-Lira@wiu.edu

Mission & Goals

The L.I.F.E. organization is dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost, and enjoyable adult-education experiences. The goals of the Macomb area L.I.F.E. program are summed up by its motto, “Promoting Self-growth /Building Community.”

Our Instructors Share a Love of Lifelong Learning

The teachers and activity leaders are not paid. They are highly competent, engaging members of the community who are committed to sharing the joy of lifelong learning.




Full Courses

The Armchair Traveler

The Book Class

Knitting 101

Making the Most of Your iPad

Spices, Rubs, and Marinades

Philosophers on Religion

Taking Care of Your Whole Self

Writing Your Obituary


Almost Full (Open Seat No.)

Birding (1)

Climatic Change & Global Warming (4)

The First Horseman (10, re-opened on 2/9/15)

Germans in the World (3)

Malpass Library Plant Tour (3)

On Looking 2 (2)

Post World War I (4)

Shakespeare: King Lear (4)

Winter Meditation (5)









Updated 2-9-15