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Institute for Learning in Retirement - Serving the Community for 25 years!

At the Institute for Learning in Retirement, our aim is to develop opportunities for sharing knowledge and skills with others.

We offer you…

  •  An opportunity to enjoy active learning while meeting wonderful new people of similar age and with varied interests.
  • No long-term commitments; study groups meet for two hours once a week during the day, for either four or eight weeks.
  • A lecture series – sixteen lectures per year – presented by experts with various backgrounds.
  • Assorted extras: Attendance at College cultural events, an ILR membership newsletter, special events, tours, workshops, socials and an annual breakfast and luncheon.

Institute for Learning in Retirement Advisory Council

Mary Barry, Co-Chairperson
Linda Lupario, Curriculum
Abraham Bloomstone, Finance Co-Chairperson
Harvey Cohen, Finance Co-Chairperson
Pearl Doctor, Membership Co-Chairperson
Barbara Greenberg, Membership Co-Chairperson
Ruth Catanese, Member-at-Large
Rosemary Kreyling, Member-at-Large
Pat Delaney, Secretary to Council

Professional and Support Staff

Mary Ellen Lostritto, Office Administrator
Maria Lopiano, Administrative Assistant

For more information or to receive a brochure, contact ILR@farmingdale.edu or call 631-420-2160.