Center for Life and Learning

For men and women 60 and more

The Center for Life and Learning (CLL) was founded in 1965 on a commitment to intellectual and creative challenges for its patrons. Each year more than 250 active men and women 60 years and more take advantage of daily opportunities to explore new interests, strengthen friendships, and continue to shape their lives and communities. Our participants represent a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds. All are welcome!

Fall Open House | Our Members | Our Programs
How to Participate | Our Location | Traveling to the CLL
Contact Us | Join Our Email Newsletter List
| Photos

Annual Fall Open House

   Thursday, September 4
   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
   Fifth Floor of the Gratz Center

Interested in learning more about the CLL and all that it has to offer? Come to our free annual Fall Open House and learn all about this dynamic program of Fourth Church. Enjoy complimentary food and refreshments as well as a short program on what we have in store for our new program year. Bring a friend! No RSVP required.

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Our Members

CLL participants come from across Chicago, from Hyde Park to Edgewater. They are men and women who seek out new challenges and relationships in a community of peers. A variety of professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds are represented, creating a rich and dynamic flow of ideas. Each individual participates as much as his or her time and interest allow. Everyone 60 years and more are welcome to attend.

Learn about registration information and how to participate here!

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Our Programs

Arts and the Humanities Classes
Excursions and Luncheons
Fitness Classes
Free Lectures
Special-Topic Classes
Wellness Education

View the Center for Life and Learning calendar here.

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Our Location

Our programs take place at Fourth Presbyterian Church in the Gratz Center, located at 126 E. Chestnut St., just west of Michigan Avenue.

For more information, call the CLL front desk (312.981.3387) to confirm program location.

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Traveling to the CLL

Via car: When traveling south on Lake Shore Drive, take the Michigan Avenue exit. When traveling north on Lake Shore Drive, take the Chicago Avenue exit to Michigan Avenue.

Via the “El”: Take the north-south Howard Red Line to the Chicago Avenue stop (at State Street).

CTA Bus Information
Southbound Michigan Ave. buses stopping at Pearson: 10, 33, 125, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151

Southbound Michigan Ave. buses stopping at Superior: 3, 10, 26, 33, 125, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151

Northbound Michigan Ave. buses stopping at Walgreens corner: 3, 10, 26, 125

Northbound Michigan Ave. buses stopping at Water Tower Place: 33, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151

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Contact Us

We invite your comments and questions about our programs!

Ashley Elskus

Susan Quaintance
Program Coordinator

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Join our email newsletter list
by sending a request to

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CLL Photos

Valentine’s Treats with the CLL | February 13, 2013

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