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Southern Illinois Learning In Retirement

Learning in Retirement is an educational community of older learners (50+) who wish to continue learning, expand their horizons and enhance their personal development. This community offers a unique opportunity in which peer learning, collaborative leadership and active member participation are fundamental. The curriculum is chosen, designed and often led by members.


  • Membership is open to adults 50 and older living within commuting distance of Carbondale for a fee of $25 annually.
  • General Meetings are held on the third Wednesday morning of each month, except July and December
  • The General Meeting is open to all persons interested in educational adventures
  • The meetings are held at Grace United Methodist Church, 220 N Tower Rd, Carbondale, where there is readily available parking
  • The building is handicapped accessible

Learning in Retirement Membership Brochure

Membership Privileges:

  • Enrollment in SILR-Sponsored Courses
  • Monthly General Meetings
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Opportunities to serve on one or more of the various committees
  • Special events and social activities