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. 





Spring 2019 Course Offerings & Enrollments 

Full Courses 

Anybody, Everybody, Any Body, Every Body Yoga

The Book Class

Churchill: His Family and Career

Cooking With Harold 

Introduction to Instapot Cooking

Little Felted Purses/Wallets

Rock 'n' Roll Goes to the Movies - Yet Again! 

The Sephardim II

Updating Technology

Wildflowers, Wild Edibles and Inedibles


Course List (Current Enrollment/Max Enrollment) Waitlist: 


A Layman’s Guide to the Rules of Golf (7/20)

A Safety Assessment of Your Home (3/30)

A Taste of Qigong and Tai Chi (5/12)

American Music: Back to Bernstein and his Orbit (14/25)

Anatomy of Mental Illness: Appreciating the Human Mystery (22/30)

Anybody, Everybody, Any Body, Every Body Yoga (24) REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE

Armchair Traveler (38/50)

Basic Home Maintenance and Home Improvement (19/20)

Better Living During Sinus and Allergy Season – and More (22/35)

Biking for Life: Riding, Maintaining and Loving Bicycles (5/12)

The Book Class (18/21)

Brief Answers to the Big Questions (19/20) 

Calling All Knitters (10/15)

 Churchill: His Family and Career (FULL 29/29)REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE

Communism Chinese Style, 1949-1976 (8/24)

Cooking with Harold (FULL 10/10) Waitlist: 6 REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE 

Day Trip to Dubuque’s Mississippi River Museum and Historic Galena (31/35 Minimum - 50 Maximum)

Illinois Writings on the Impact and Significance of Death (12/15)

Inside the Nest Box (14/25) Cancelled Until Further Notice

Introduction to Instapot Cooking (18/20) 

Island Flavor - Jamaican Jerk Chicken  (4/10)

The Joy of Big Band Jazz (14/15)

Kayaking Tour of Lake Argyle (FULL 10/10) Waitlist: 4

Learning to See: A Mini Photo Course and Nature Walk (4/25)


Looking at Artworks (10/20)

On Looking 6 (10/15)

Patsy Cline and Hank Williams: Country Music Legends (37/50)

Pella Tour (Cancelled) - Not taking registrations. 

Popular Card Games (5/20)

Putting the Home Health Puzzle Pieces Together (4/35)

Retirement: Making Your Money Last (10/30)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Goes to the Movies—Yet Again! (FULL 41/41)

The Sephardim II: History and Culture of the Iberian Jews after their Expulsion (FULL 29/29) REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE

Understanding Dementia – Communication (18/35)

Unobtrusive Exercise: In Health – and in Recovery (11/30)

Updating Technology (FULL 15/15) Waitlist: 8

Weather Potpourri (15/25)

Wildflowers, Wild Edibles and Inedibles, and the Stories Related to Them - May 4 @ 10 am (FULL 10/10) REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE

Wildflowers, Wild Edibles and Inedibles, and the Stories Related to Them - May 4 @ 1:30 pm (FULL 16/16) REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE

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:

  • 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