CLL Membership

All Center for Life and Learning programming is being held on Zoom for the foreseeable future. Read more...

The CLL offers many ways for men and women 60 and over to participate in our programs. CLL members and guest registrants each use the Center to their best advantage. Some attend classes and programs several times per week, while others select outings or special topic courses according to their schedule and interest. They all value the ideas, energy, and friendships they gain through the Center’s intellectual, creative, and wellness programs.

Spring Membership
Non-Member Opportunities

Spring Membership

A CLL membership opens the door to all of our annual classes, plus a selection of CLL special-topic courses. Individuals join throughout the program year, which runs September through June.

Become a Spring 2021 member here

Payment plans and scholarship opportunities are available. For more information or to visit a class, call Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386.

Included in CLL Membership

Weekly Classes
Art History
Art in the Modern World
Basic Spanish  
Current Events
Drawing Fundamentals
Memoir and Creative Writing  
Multi-Level French
Music History
Stage and Screen
Watercolor Painting

Weekly Exercise
Basic and Continuing Tap Dance
Intermediate T’ai Chi
Pilates Resistance Bands
Range of Motion
Stronger Seniors
Zing! Total Fitness

Special-Topic Classes / Events
Free or discounted rate on all special-topic classes and excursions

Midday Lecture Series
Our Midday Lecture Series will brings experts from the Chicago area to enrich our annual curriculum. These programs will be geared towards current trends in the media, science, health, political science and many other topics. These lectures are open to all 60 and older to enjoy, but registration is required.

For information about our noon-time lecture series, contact
Robbin Kotajarvi at 312.981.3391.

Weekly Schedule: Spring 2021

Advanced French 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Stronger Seniors 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Intermediate French 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Continuing Tap Dance 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Beginner French 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.
Art History 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Yoga 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Stronger Seniors 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Stage and Screen 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Watercolor Painting 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Intermediate T’ai Chi 2:45–3:30 p.m.
Basic Spanish 3:00—4:00 p.m.

Zing! Total Fitness 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Art in the Modern World 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Current Events 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m.
Drawing Fundamentals 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Memoir 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Range of Motion 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Basic Tap 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Music History 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Intermediate T’ai Chi 2:45–3:30 p.m.

No classes

Non-Member Opportunities

Even if you are not a member of the CLL, you still get access to

CLL Special-Topic Classes
Two–five week series to accommodate busy schedules offered throughout the calendar year. More information on our special-topic classes can be found online here.

Free Lectures
A series of free presentations, which are open to all 60 and older, on a variety of topics. More information on our free lectures can be found online here.

Free Member-run Programs 
Year-round or weekly classes, events, or other programming led by CLL members and open to all 60 and older. More information about our member-run programs can be found online here.

Excursions and Special Events
Plays, museums, gardens, and other engaging venues. More information on our excursions and special events can be found online here.

Back to top

Get CLL email updates! Join our email newsletter list here.

For more information about the Center for Life and Learning, contact Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386), Director of the Center for Life and Learning.