Outreach

Life Macomb


LIFE Macomb

LIFEL.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. 

 


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Fall 2018 Course Offerings & Enrollments

Course by Subject (Enrollments Updated 10/19)

  • The Arts

    Enjoying Big Band Jazz: A Live Concert and Pre-Concert Session with the Director - Wednesday, September 26 (Full: 15 WL:  )
    The Play’s the Thing - Sundays, October 7, 27 and Nov. 11 (19/25)
    WIU School of Music all Concert Series - Fridays, September 14, Wednesday, October 3, and Wednesday, November 7 (4/15)
     
  • Literature

    The Book Class - Mondays, September 17, 24 and October 1 and 8 (21/28)
  • Health

    Cardiovascular and Respiratory Tests and Treatments - Wednesday, October 31 (17/30)
    Dental Do’s and Don’ts - Tuesday, October 16 (14/30)
    Functional Strength - Monday, September 10 (Full: 15)
    Intermediate Pickleball - Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18 (7/12)
    Introduction to Pickleball - Tuesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 11 (1/12)
    Introduction to Yoga - Thursdays, September 13 and 20 (13/15)
    Nurses and Their Training in 2018 - Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, November 1 (1/30) 
    Spinning, Whirling, and Twirling—Why am I Dizzy? Don’t Let Me Fall! - Thursday, October 4 (31/35)
    Staying Healthy: A Nursing Perspective - Thursdays, November 8 and 15 (12/30)
    Your Medications: Keeping Safe (and Healthy) in a Changing Healthcare World - Tuesday, October 23 (12/30)
  • Nature

    Inside the Nestbox - Friday, September 14 (8/25)
    Kayaking Tour of Lake Argyle - Saturday, September 8 (7/10)
     
  • History

    Armchair Traveler - Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 (49/50)
    Christianity and Native American Philosophies - September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3 (9/12)
    Daily Life in Renaissance Europe - Wednesdays, October 24, 31, November 7 (43/50)
    The Early Illinois Experience in Literature - Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, and 27 (Full: 15)
    Eight Dramatic Chapters in United States History - Monday, September 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 (Full: 50)
    Russia: The Cold War, 1952-1992 - Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16 (17/24)
    The Sephardi: History and Culture of Iberian Jews - Tuesday, October 23 (20/25)
    The Theory and Practice of Hell: The Nazi Concentration Camps - Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17 (31/50)
  • Interactive

    The A-B-C’s of Word Games - Wednesdays, October 3 and 10 (7/12)
    Canasta Anyone? - Tuesdays, September 4 and 11 (10/12)
    Cooking with Harold - Thursdays, September 13 and 20 (Full: 10)
    Creative Options for Sharing, Preserving, and Personalizing your Photographs - Mondays, October 29 and November 5 and 12 (21/35)
    Tour of the Hy-Vee Food Store - Tuesday, October 9 - Two separate tours 
    10 am (8/15)
    1 pm (9/15)
    Turkish Cooking - Wednesdays, September 12 and 19 (Full:16)
    Yes, You Can Dance - Wednesdays, September 12 and 26 (8/10)
  • Self-Help and Education

    Constructing a Life Philosophy - Tuesdays, October 16, 30 and November 6 and 13 (10/20)
    Kumihimo Bracelets - Thursday, September 27 (9/15)
    LIDAR: A Wonderful New Way to See the Landscape - Tuesday, September 11 (7/15)
    Macomb: A Great Place to Retire! - Tuesday, September 18 (10/29)
     

Course by Date

  • Beginning in September

    The Book Class - Mondays, September 17, 24 and October 1 and 8
    Canasta Anyone? - Tuesdays, September 4 and 11
    Christianity and Native American Philosophies - September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3
    Cooking with Harold - Thursdays, September 13 and 20
    Eight Dramatic Chapters in United States History - Monday, September 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5
    Enjoying Big Band Jazz: A Live Concert and Pre-Concert Session with the Director - Wednesday, September 26
    Functional Strength - Monday, September 10
    Inside the Nestbox - Friday, September 14
    Introduction to Yoga - Thursdays, September 13 and 20
    Kayaking Tour of Lake Argyle - Saturday, September 8
    Kumihimo Bracelets - Thursday, September 27
    LIDAR: A Wonderful New Way to See the Landscape - Tuesday, September 11
    Macomb: A Great Place to Retire! - Tuesday, September 18
    Russia: The Cold War, 1952-1992 - Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16
    The Theory and Practice of Hell: The Nazi Concentration Camps - Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17
    Turkish Cooking - Wednesdays, September 12 and 19
    WIU School of Music all Concert Series - Fridays, September 14, Wednesday, October 3, and Wednesday, November 7
    Yes, You Can Dance - Wednesdays, September 12 and 26
  • Beginning in October

    The A-B-C’s of Word Games - Wednesdays, October 3 and 10
    Armchair Traveler - Wednesdays, October 3 and 10
    Cardiovascular and Respiratory Tests and Treatments - Wednesday, October 31
    Constructing a Life Philosophy - Tuesdays, October 16, 30 and November 6 and 13
    Creative Options for Sharing, Preserving, and Personalizing your Photographs - Mondays, October 29, November 5 and 12
    Daily Life in Renaissance Europe - Wednesdays, October 24, 31, November 7
    Dental Do’s and Don’ts - Tuesday, October 16 
    Intermediate Pickleball - Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18
    Introduction to Pickleball - Tuesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 11
    Nurses and Their Training in 2018 - Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, November 1
    The Play’s the Thing - Sundays, October 7, 27 and Nov. 11
    The Sephardi: History and Culture of Iberian Jews - Tuesday, October 23
    Spinning, Whirling, and Twirling—Why am I Dizzy? Don’t Let Me Fall! - Thursday, October 4
    Tour of the Hy-Vee Food Store - Tuesday, October 9 - Two separate tours
    Your Medications: Keeping Safe (and Healthy) in a Changing Healthcare World - Tuesday, October 23
  • Beginning in November

    The Early Illinois Experience in Literature - Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, and 27
    Staying Healthy: A Nursing Perspective - Thursdays, November 8 and 15
     
 
Note: Current/Maximum, WL= Waitlist, Text=Course is over 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PARTNERSHIPS

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:

  • Argyle Lake State Park
  • Everly House
  • First Christian Church
  • Free Range Yoga & Community Wellness Center 
  • Lake Will Winery
  • Macomb City Hall
  • McDonough District Hospital
  • Pella Corporation
  • Spoon River College Community Outreach Center
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Tri-States Public Radio
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Wesley Village
  • Western Illinois University's Malpass Library
  • YMCA Macomb