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Exciting Interactive Study for the Intellectually Curious

Classes designed specifically for those ages 50 and above who want to learn for the pure enjoyment of learning.

If you are looking for a place where you can:

  • Exercise your brain
  • Expand your awareness
  • Be joyfully entertained
  • Meet and share your thoughts & experiences with other interesting people…
Then take classes with Learning in Retirement (LIR)
  • You can take multiple (up to 5) courses for one modest flat fee of $60 per semester
  • Classes are two hours long, meet once a week for 6-8 weeks
  • Classes are located in the COD classrooms at Westfield Mall with free parking


LIR SPRING 2020 COURSE LIST
DayTimeRoomMax #Instructor
First
Instructor
Last
Class Title

M

9:30-11:30CR18HowardFishmanIntentional Boomer
M9:30-11:30Rm 180MikeRuarkBill of Rights
M12:00-2:00Rm 240ReesaManningWomen's Money Matters
M12:00-2:00Rm 180LeonardGoldsteinEconomics, Finance & Current Events from the Point of View of a Conservative
M2:30-4:30Rm 180JohnConsidineHot News/Hot Views
Tu9:30-11:30Rm 180Gerald SalomonEntertainment Classics
Tu12:00-2:00Rm 180Jerry BlattEvidence vs. Emotion
Tu12:00-2:00Rm 240Gerald SalomonOpera For All
Tu2:15-4:55Rm 180Mario
Gloria
Sewell
Reynolds
Foreign Films
Tu2:30-4:30Rm 240HaroldJacobsGreat Literature
W9:30-11:30CR18LilianeBazerghi-Frymat 
French Conversations
W9:30-11:30Rm 240JoannaGrollmusSpanish for Beginners
W12:00-2:00Rm 180LilianeBazerghi-Frymat 
Ted Talks
W2:30-4:30Rm 240Harold IvanSmithGrief at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Th9:30-11:30CR18Adair
Nancy
Fell
Dowling
Short Stories
Th9:30-11:00Rm 240MarcRosenBe a Better Photographer
Th11:30-1:30Rm 180MarcRosenControversial Issues
Th2:00-4:55Rm 180JohnCurranFilm Noir


























































































































































Testimonials From LIR Participants

As snowbirds from Chicago for many years, one of our most highly anticipated activities is our participation in various LIR classes. We can’t recommend this program more enthusiastically!
Not only does LIR offer you superb learning, but in the classes you meet some of the most personable, bright and engaging people in the desert area.
The LIR program has become a very important part of my life. I have had wonderful exposure to a world of knowledge and ideas. And indeed, my mind feels more alive and vibrant than before I started.

Our Courses

  • Art
  • History
  • Current News & Events
  • Economics
  • Literature & Poetry
  • Foreign Languages
  • And more!

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We are located in the College of the Desert Partnership and Community Education (PaCE) in Westfield shopping mall, Palm Desert


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