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

For more information or to receive a brochure, contact ILR@farmingdale.edu or call 934-420-2160.

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, special events, tours, workshops, and an annual breakfast and luncheon.

Institute for Learning in Retirement Advisory Council

Mary Barry, Council Co-Chairperson

Linda Lupario, Curriculum Co-Chairperson

Abraham Bloomstone, Finance Co-Chairperson

Harvey Cohen, Finance Co-Chairperson

Pearl Doctor, Membership Co-Chairperson

Roberta Furman, Membership Co-Chairperson

Ruth Catanese, Member-at-Large

Barbara Greenberg, Member-at-Large 

Professional and Support Staff

Mary Ellen Lostritto, Office Administrator