Viewpoint: Benefits of ‘Learning in Retirement’
Another successful semester of Learning in Retirement (LIR) is winding down, and retirees throughout the Northwoods have again enriched their lives by participating in the program’s many varied classes and activities.
Catalogs for the winter/spring semester will soon be in the mail to all current members, but new membership is always encouraged.
If you’re not familiar with LIR, here’s how it works: The program is sponsored by Nicolet College, and for a modest annual membership fee of $45, you can attend as many or as few classes as you choose. There are nearly 50 classes on a wide range of topics, along with tours and other events. Presenters are often your friends or neighbors who share their expertise and experiences; for some classes, knowledgeable presenters are invited from outside the area. Classes are held during the day at various locations in Rhinelander and surrounding communities.
Registration for the upcoming semester begins Jan. 6. Early registration after that date is encouraged. For more information, feel free to call the LIR office at Nicolet, 715-365-4491. The catalog can also be viewed online at nicoletcollege.edu/lir.
LIR classes offer a great opportunity to learn as well as to meet new people. And perhaps one of the best features: There are no tests!
Mary Grieco, Rhinelander