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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 Non-Credit 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 Non-Credit Programs Office

Phone: (309) 298-1911


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.


Closed Courses

The Armchair Traveler

Chicago Cook's Tour

Eating Healthy & Protecting Your Vision

Mary, Queen of Scots

Knowing Your Vehicle

On Looking

Spring Brunch for Lunch

Sue Monk Kidd

Traveling Down the "GI Road"

What Is Really Happening in the Brain?


Almost Full

Birding (13)

Collecting Local ((12)

Digital Photography (12)

Edwardian England (20)

FDR (20)

The Lure of Gypsy Music (23)



Registration for the New York City Community Theatre Trip begins Thursday, November 14th at 8 a.m.  Please contact Kim McDaniel at (309) 298-2504 to procure a registration form.




Updated 2-3-14