Spring registration has ended. Fall registration will begin on October 15, 2021.

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)

NEW FOR 2020-2021

  • Some classes will be offered via Zoom and some live classes (pending info from COD)
  • You can now take multiple (up to 5) courses for an introductory lower price of $45 per term
  • Most classes are two hours long and meet once a week for 6 weeks
  • Learn and participate from the safety and convenience of your home
  • Fall 2021 Classes begin the week of November 1, 2021
  • Fall Registration coming October 15, 2021


Please see testimonials and more information below

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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Find Us

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

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