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.



The Shakespeare's Macbeth class has been moved to Spoon River Community College Outreach Center, 2500 E. Jackson St.

The War of 1812 class will be held on October 21 and 28.  There will be no November 4th class.

Registration for the 2015 New York City Community Theatre Trip begins October 9th at 8 a.m.  Please contact Kim McDaniel at (309) 298-2504 or e-mail KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu to procure a registration form.


Closed Courses

The Armchair Traveler

Celebrating John Muir

Computer Technology Basics

Eight Dramatic Chapters

Growing Up: American Literary Works

Holiday Cookie Tray

Introduction to Pickleball

Malpass Library Garden Tour

The Origins of World War I

Quincy Architectural Tour

Taking Care of Your Whole Self

Tour of the John Deere Pavilion

Vietnamese Cooking



Almost Closed

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Updated 8-22-14