Institute for Learning
News Alerts: 2/27/2021 update
*The ILR Office is open on a limited schedule. TCC is closed to visitors at this time.
*If Mac users have trouble registering for classes or renewing membership, these directions may prove helpful. Click here.
*All classes through May, 2021 will be held via ZOOM. None will be held at TCC.
*Online Membership Renewal: If contact information is unchanged, you may renew online at this link: Renew Your Membership Online. This guide might help you navigate the process: Membership Renewal Instructions with Screenshots.
*Mail-in Membership Renewal: Find the form to download under the blue tab Current Forms and Flyers.
*Prospective members: Please visit the blue tab Membership and download needed form.
Start the new year with art
Click here to bring an entire art exhibit into your home. Members of the ILR have sent digital images of their creations so you can enjoy the range of talent and likewise be inspired to dabble in the arts. Let the slide show run or click the side arrows (< and >) to enjoy each image at your own pace.
In the spirit of reinventing an ILR event and conversation, you will find the list of artists below the exhibit gallery. Click each name in the article "Meet the Artists" to learn more about the people and their inspirations. Provide your own beverage and canapés to create the full experience of an art opening.
Several of our exhibitors began exploring their talent only when they retired from careers. We hope more ILR members will step out of their routines with paintbrush or camera in hand and see life with renewed intensity. Perhaps in quarantine you can find your inner Picasso--or Norman Rockwell--and be ready to enter our next show. Stay safe and inspired!
The pandemic forced us to cope with many changes. Below members shared some of their brighter moments in quarantine. Click to read more.
One of the most fun and memorable things our family did to stay connected was to have “Throwback Thursdays,” where each week one of us would share, via group texts, family photos from both recent and long ago times, then in a flurry, we’d all send a comment in response. What interesting remembrances the many photos generated! Looking back on this most challenging time, and one we’re still dealing with, I have appreciated the less hurried pace and will remember fondly our special family “remote” get togethers. --Pat
For me one of the best surprises recently was finding out I could continue to be a member of ILR even though I moved to CT in May of this year. An added bonus was participating in Linda and Ed Dye’s Zoom class. Thank you for expanding membership and offering assistance with zoom. -Betsey
2021 annual meeting
The 2021 Annual Meeting normally held in late March is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the business portion of that meeting will be conducted through communication with the membership.
The Proposed Slate of Officers for 2021-22 is below. In order to accomplish the required annual vote, an election email will be sent approximately March 18 to all members with email access. It will contain instructions and the link needed to vote. Members without email access will be mailed a ballot to be returned to the office.
The Proposed Slate of Officers:
Biographies of the proposed officers can be downloaded by clicking here.
ZOOM into learning
Beginning in August, our classes have been offered with ZOOM, a video conferencing program. Members now navigate their devices rather than roads and parking lots to enjoy ILR presentations.
To help everyone make this transition to meeting friends and presenters on a screen rather than in person, we now offer revised instructions for particular devices. The list below is repeated under the blue tab Current Forms and Flyers.
If you have moved from the area, you can maintain your membership and attend ZOOM classes.
The Institute for Learning in Retirement is a group of active seniors who are committed to life-long learning. Based at the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College, we enjoy intellectually stimulating lectures, discussion groups, social events, and trips.
For a yearly membership fee you will receive a quarterly schedule of our programs and events. Classes, trips, discussion groups, and socials require registration and payment. Read more to see if joining ILR might enrich your retirement life as well.
Office Phone Number: (757) 756-4861
Institute for Learning in Retirement
Anyone age 55 or older is welcome to join without regard to race, creed, color, or gender.