We welcome class or trip proposals at any time.
Proposals for overnight or day trips are WELCOME.
Classes, trips, etc. must be finalized by December 1st for Spring Term Classes and
June 1st for Fall Term Classes.

                                 Time frames and length of meetings:

Although we do have a few logistical constraints, the ILR welcomes proposals 
that fall outside of our usual parameters. A CLASS generally meets for 1-8 sessions, and each session usually lasts 1½ -2 hours.

In the FALL Term, most classes/events begin around the 3rd or 4th week of September and end no later than Thanksgiving.

In the SPRING term, most classes begin around the 3rd week of March and end by Memorial Day.

Classes planned for the months of June, July, August, or December, January, February can

be arranged in special cases (e.g., holiday shopping trips, sailing classes, etc.). 

 Instructors are urged to attend the Kick-Off  Celebration and Spring Wind-Up Picnic.

Your Invitation to Adventures in
Lifelong Learning

165 Elm Street,
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
phone 724.738.1604
fax 724.738.1605 


Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy

The Institute for Learning in Retirement Inc. admits participants of any race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to ILR participants.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational programs or policies.

Adopted October 13, 2013

The Institute for Learning in Retirement, Inc.  (ILR)

Institute Network

Level and Format:
ILR members are well-educated and mentally sharp.
Classes/events may include suggested readings, but exams and required assignments are verboten.

Formats that encourage active participation are encouraged.

Daytime, Weekdays:
ILR participants prefer activities in the daytime, Mondays through Fridays.
Saturdays may be used for one-time events, trips or workshops.
We usually schedule classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, reserving Fridays for trips or other one-time events.


Classroom availability changes from term to term. Please contact ILR staff member

Christine Francis at info@ilretirement.org 724-738-1604 about specific needs for your class.

Benefits of Leading an ILR Class/Event:

  • You meet lively and interesting people.
  • Mileage Reimbursement:  Travel exceeding 20 miles one way.
  • Expense reimbursement for supplies, duplicating, etc. that you purchase for the ILR class/event.

Your proposal will be forwarded to the ILR Curriculum Committee.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Please contact us with ideas for class topics and suggestions for possible instructors:
Christine Francis at info@ilretirement.org 724-738-1604 or Warren Smith 724-738-0704