The Institute for Learning in Retirement
For added intellectual stimulation, life enrichment and networking opportunities, Oak Hammock members can enjoy the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) – a cooperative venture among Oak Hammock, UF and Elderhostel. Continuing education programs are presented by University of Florida professors, as well as experts in particular fields of study – and classes are held right on the Oak Hammock campus. Classes are free to Oak Hammock members with only a minimal charge for course materials; however, classes are open to Gainesville area residents who are 55 and over.
The ILR covers a wide variety of subjects – including interesting classes in literature, art and music appreciation, history, creative writing classes, philosophy and current events. And here's the real bonus: No tests, grades or prerequisites. And homework is optional. If courses such as "The Role of the Media in the 21st Century" and "Africa: A Continent in Change" sound like something you would be interested in, click here for a complete list of ILR courses.
Just a few of the ILR courses offered:
The Impact of Global Warming on Human Conditions
Music in the Romantic Era
Why Mathematics Really Does Count
Energy for the Future
Ancient Peoples of the Western Hemisphere
Southern Literature: Three Pulitzer Prize Winning Southern Writers