Institute  for  Learning

in  Retirement

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE:  11/19/2021 update 

*The ILR Office is open on a limited schedule.    

*If Mac users have trouble registering for classes or renewing membership, these directions may prove helpful.  Click here.

*Current Members can join our Facebook Group at 

    Inspired by past visits to spectacular gardens, the Travel Committee is offering a free ZOOM presentation on Thursday, December 9 at 1:00. You will see glimpses of Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, Winterthur Estate in Delaware, and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, VA.  For details, check the flyer and don't forget to register to receive the link.

    ILR returns to tcc campus

    With safety precautions in place, The Institute for Learning in Retirement can return to meeting in person on campus beginning in January.  Many classes will also be delivered with Zoom.   

    The Institute for Learning in Retirement, called the ILR, 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.

    Contact information:

    Office Phone Number:  (757) 756-4861


    Mailing address:  

    Institute for Learning in Retirement
    TCC--Virginia Beach Campus
    Princess Anne Bldg.  Room A--103
    1700 College Crescent
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453


    Current Members can join our Facebook Group at 

    Anyone age 55 or older is welcome to join without regard to race, creed, color, or gender.  

    Virtual art show extends through december

    You have only December to enjoy the talents of our members and possibly find inspiration to try a hobby in the new year.  Let the slide show run or click the side arrows (< and >) to enjoy each image at your own pace.  Click each name in the article "Meet the Artists" to learn more about the people and their inspirations.  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.  

    ZOOM into learning

     ZOOM, a video conferencing program, will be used to deliver many of our winter classes. Below are specific instructions to help everyone stay connected on particular devices.  

    ZOOM APP download instructions

    ILR Zoom on an iPad

    ILR Zoom on Computers and Laptops

    ILR Zoom on iPhones, Small Tablets, and Smartphones

    ILR Zoom on Phones   

    If you have moved from the area, you can maintain your membership and attend  ZOOM classes. 

    Institute for Learning in Retirement is a life-long learning group operating in a partnership between Tidewater Community College and ILR . We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Copyright 2019

    Hours: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday
    Email:  Office@ILRVB.ORG
    Phone: 757-756-4861

    Copyright 2019-2022

    Institute for Learning in Retirement is a 501(c)(3)
    non-profit organization.

    Institute for Learning in Retirement
    TCC-Virginia Beach Campus
    Princess Anne Bldg. A-103
    1700 College Crescent
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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