Institute For Learning In Retirement At SaddleBrooke

ATTENTION ILR SUBSCRIBERS

The 2020 Winter/Spring class list is now available. Click on "List of Classes" above to get the Class Overview document. Registration will take place in late December and will be announced via email, so be sure this address is in your contacts list:   admin@sbilr.org

We have 17 excellent classes scheduled for the winter/spring semester, our biggest offering ever, covering all the usual topics such as history, geology, music, literature, science, and more.

Note that there are still openings in some of the fall 2019 classes, so be sure to check them out also.

And, be sure to read the tips (below) for using the website!

Welcome To The ILR Website -

Here are a few tips for navigating:

  • First, foremost, and most important: if you have any problem at all, or want a refund for any reason, please contact the ILR Help Desk at sbilrhelpdesk@gmail.com. Please do not call your credit card company and dispute the charge. That will just create lots of extra paperwork and a large fee for the ILR. We will gladly refund your money if you are not satisfied.
  • Your login ID is your email address. If you were a subscriber under our old system (2015 and earlier) and you have not yet used the new system, your password is password. If you are new to ILR you will receive an email containing your password.
  • Each person must have his/her own membership and email address. You cannot put, for example, "John and Jane Smith" in the name field and have that count as membership for two people. Two people cannot share the same email address.
  • When you register for a class you will receive an email invoice for the cost of that class. When you pay you will receive an email confirmation. If you register and pay in the same session you will receive only the confirmation.
  • You can pay by credit card. We prefer payment by credit card because then we don't have to handle checks, but we'll accept a check if you prefer. We have recently changed credit card processors (from PayPal to AffiniPay) and we think you will find the payment process faster and easier.
  •  If you are going to register for multiple classes, complete all the registrations before you pay online. That way you will need to fill out the credit card information only once.
  • After you log in you can view your profile, which shows what classes you are registered for and your invoices and payments as well as your personal information, by clicking on your name in the header portion of any screen.
  • If you need to cancel out of a class send an email to the ILR Help Desk at sbilrhelpdesk@gmail.com.
  • So that ILR messages don't go into your spam folder, add the following address to your contacts list: admin@sbilr.org. NOTE: you cannot send email to admin@sbilr.org. To send an email use the Help Desk address described below.
  • If you have problems or questions call or email the ILR Help Desk: 520-276-9492, sbilrhelpdesk@gmail.com. Note that emails are usually more effective than phone calls.

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.

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