5 Reasons To Join an Online Community of Lifelong Learners in Retirement

Retirement is where learning just begins! Delaware Valley University’s Center for Learning in Retirement Program (CLR) has been enriching the lives of retirees and semi-retirees for over 30 years with its various year-round, peer-led classes and personal enrichment opportunities. Classes are taught entirely by dedicated volunteers who joyfully and passionately teach what they love! 

Since Summer 2020, CLR has been offering classes online via Zoom and its membership, course variety, and reach has grown tremendously. Its current membership consists of over 450 members who span nationally and internationally.  

Here are just 5 of the many reasons to join CLR:

1) Membership is Affordable

“Classes are very reasonably priced.” CLR is a membership organization and with one affordable, competitively-priced membership fee per term, members are able to take as many classes as they would like-first-come, first-served. Classes are not individually-priced. No deadline to register.

2) Anyone Can Join 

“’I’ll try it!’ I thought, and now I’ve converted from being a Luddite. I was amazed at what can be accomplished with the online courses with videos, PowerPoints, etc.!” With any smart device (ie. laptop, computer, tablet, or phone) anyone can join! Remote tech support is offered through the Center as well as through peer volunteer tech aids. There is no age requirement.

3) There is Something for Everyone’s Schedule & Interests

“I look forward to getting the online brochure each term. It’s like the Sears Christmas Toy Catalogue for me! I feel like I’ve unearthed a treasure trove of fun and learning!” With over 80 online course offerings offered each term, of varying durations (ranging from one-time seminars to 12 week classes) there is something for everyone’s schedule and interests! Fan favorites include Professional Artists Lecture Series, Selling Your Stuff on the Internet, Introduction to Birding, Tablets & Smartphones, Memoir Writing, and more!

4) Unique Opportunity for You to Teach What You Love!

“Honestly, I don't know that I’ve ever done anything more rewarding than to teach for CLR.” CLR is always looking for volunteer instructors to join its dedicated team! CLR is a great way to share with others a special interest, passion, or hobby!

5) Great Way to Stay Active & Connected! 

“CLR has done more for me than I could ever do for CLR! Thank you for all of the JOY CLR has brought us! Mere words could never adequately describe…We want to be members forever!” CLR is a great way to meet new people and to keep physically, socially, and mentally active! With courses including Standing and Chair Yoga and All About Electric Bicycles! to The CLR Book Club to Music & the Brain and even Meet the Beatles, members are bound to keep those muscles and neurons firing! Members also can take part in virtual social events and game days which foster camaraderie, teamwork, and many laughs!

Learn more at www.delval.edu/clr

Questions? Contact clr@delval.edu | 215.489.4990.