Classes for the winter/spring 2024 session have been finalized and are open for registration. They can be viewed by clicking on List of Classes or Register Here in the menu bar above. There are classes on music, history, science, politics, geology, and much more. Although some classes have filled, there are still many openings. If the class you want is full, check back frequently because we do have cancellations and we do not maintain a waiting list.
You can also see what courses have been offered in the past by clicking on List of Classes in the menu bar above.
If you have questions email or call the ILR Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-276-9492).
And, be sure to read the tips (below) for using the website!
Welcome To The ILR Website
Here are a few tips for navigating:
What is ILR?
The Institute For Learning In Retirement (ILR) is an organization formed in 2005 by a group of SaddleBrooke residents to provide a broad range of educational opportunities for all the residents of SaddleBrooke. No tests, no grades, no papers - just a group of people getting together to learn something new. ILR course leaders are SaddleBrooke residents who have knowledge or expertise in certain areas and a desire to share that knowledge with others. The ILR is subscriber-driven and is dedicated to providing an environment that leads to lively discussion and interaction on topics of interest to its subscribers.
The ILR offers two sessions of courses each year: one in the fall, and one in winter/spring. Courses usually last 5 or 6 weeks, depending on the topic, and meet once a week for 2 hours. This allows ample opportunity for discussion and interaction among the participants. The quality, scope and presentation of each course are directed by the ILR Board of Directors. A wide variety of topics is presented in an attempt to cover many areas of interest to residents.
After paying a one-time fee of $25, subscribers can enroll in as many individual courses as are offered, for a very modest fee per course (typically $15) to cover the cost of materials and audio-visual aids.