Life Macomb

LIFE Macomb

L.I.F.E. (Learning Is ForEver) is an organization dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost, and enjoyable adult-education experiences. The Macomb L.I.F.E. program is affiliated with the national organization,  Road Scholar: Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN) . It is independently administered by area residents who develop the courses, select the teachers, establish the fees, and promote the curriculum. 



Registration Now Open!


Fall 2019 Course Offerings & Enrollments 

Full Courses 

Connecting with Social Media (First Session Full) 

Cooking With Harold 

Eight Dramatic Chapters in United States History

Legends of the Iberian Jews

Medicine and Art

Turkish Cooking Class

Yoga for Balance and Strength


Course List (Current Enrollment/Max Enrollment) Wait List: 

 UPDATED October 10, 2019

Aging: The Individual and Society (18/30)

All About Birds (18/24)

Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves (20/20) FULL

Anybody, Everybody, Any Body, Every Body Yoga (25/25) FULL. Registration closed. 

Armchair Traveler (49/50)

Beer Brewing and Tasting 101 (20/30)

The Book Class (15/20)

Canasta Anyone? (11/12) DATE CHANGE: OCT. 22 & 29

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 - What Happened, Why It Mattered, and How to Commemorate It (28/35)

Churchill: His Finest Hours (21/24)

Common Foot Conditions in the Active Adult (29/30) INSTRUCTOR HAD TO CANCEL.

Compression Hose, Not Just a Fashion Statement, But a Lifestyle (16/30)

Connecting with Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest Oct. 22 session (20/20) FULL; Oct. 29 session (20/20) FULL. Registration closed. 

Cooking with Harold (12/12) FULL Wait list: 2   REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE

Eight Dramatic Chapters in United States History (50/50) FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE

Evolving Ourselves: What Massive Recent Changes are Doing to Us (10/20)

The Highwaymen Live at the Legacy Theater (17/20)

Impressionism in Art and Music (18/25)

Inside the Ropes - Serving as a Marshal at a PGA Event (8/20). Note: Class date is changed to October 17.

Introduction to Lace Knitting (3/25)

Island Flavor Part 2 (9/10) 

The Joy of Big Band Jazz Redux: A Live Concert and Pre-Concert Session with the Director (24/unlimited)

Legends of the Iberian Jews (24/24) Wait List: 1   REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Making Difficult Decisions Near the End of Life (11/30)

Medicine and Art: From Rembrandt to Thomas Eakins (30/30)

Mental Illness and Its Treatment: A Critical Exploration (19/20)

Paint Your Own Pottery (8/25)

Quilt Block Painting  Sept. 11 (12/12) FULL; Sept. 18 (1/12)

Repurposing Your Treasures (14/30)

Right Sizing Your Life (27/50)

"Still" for Solo Piano (17/30)

Stroke Prevention (27/50) 

Turkish Cooking Class (13/13) FULL Wait list: 5  REGISTRATION CLOSED.

A Victorian Secret: Daily Dress of American Women During the Civil War (16/18) 

Word and Phrase Origins and Their Changes Over Time (15/20)

Yoga for Balance and Strength (22/22) FULL Wait list: 5 

Note: Current/Maximum, WL= Waitlist, Text=Course is over 




The LIFE organization is grateful to our sponsor, Western Illinois University's Study Abroad and Outreach Office, and the following community partners who are also committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities for area residents:

  • American Legion
  • Campus Students for Christ
  • Colchester District Library
  • The Crafty Coop, LLC
  • Every House Retirement Center
  • First Christian Church
  • Forgottonia Brewing
  • Free Range Yoga & Community Wellness Center
  • The Legacy Theatre
  • McDonough District Hospital
  • Macomb Country Club Pro Shop
  • Spoon River College Community Outreach Center
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Wesley Village Community Center
  • Western Illinois Museum
  • Western Illinois University
  • Western Illinois University – COFAC Recital Hall