L.I.F.E. ProgramsLIFE

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.

To view our current programs and offerings, check out the Fall 2015 LIFE Brochure.

Learning is ForEver is a program new to the Quad Cities area. The Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus offers high-quality, low-cost, and enjoyable adult education experiences. As more programs become available, we will feature them here. Be sure to check back for more opportunities. 


Future brochures will be sent online to LIFE e-mail addresses.

Spring 2016 - Full Courses

The Art of Afternoon Tea

Chicago Ethnic NeighborhoodTrip

Chinese Hot Pot I-March 22

Chinese Hot Pot II- March 29

Concentration Camp America

Genealogy 101

Using iPads and Tablets

Almost Full (Open Seat No.)

Aging and Wellness (1)

An American Cooks Korean (2)

Hitler's Germany: The Next Phase (1)

Modern Funeral Planning & Options (5)

On Looking 3 (3)


In addition to courses throughout the fall and spring semesters, the L.I.F.E. program sponsors an annual social event for its members. All instructors, participants, and their spouses are invited to attend. 

Upcoming 2016 Events

Spring Fling


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:

  • Citizens Bank
  • Elks Lodge
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Grand Prairie Assisted Living Center
  • Macomb City Hall
  • McDonough District Hospital
  • New Copperfield's Book Service
  • Spoon River College Community Outreach Center
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Wesley Village Retirement Center
  • Western Illinois Museum
  • Western Illinois University
  • YMCA