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Learning in Retirement at UW Oshkosh

Are you looking for something to keep yourself sharp, active and involved? Learning in Retirement (LIR) is a self-directed, membership-based association of people 55+, offering learning opportunities to its members.

Members choose topics or subjects, take the lead in organizing classes, discussion groups or tours and participate in peer teaching and learning. There are classes and instructors, but no tests or grades.

LIR is affiliated with UW Oshkosh’s Division of Online and Continuing Education, which created and hosts the organization and facilitates learning activities.

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LIR-AARP Partnership Events
Open to all. LIR membership not required.

Explore What Makes a Community Livable for All

Eighty-six percent of AARP members surveyed indicated that they wished to remain in their community, and most in their home as they age.  Unfortunately, many communities are not equipped for this.  Discover how people of all ages benefit from policies and programs that make neighborhoods walkable, feature transportation options, enable access to key services, provide opportunities to participate in community activities and support housing that’s affordable and adaptable.

Date: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Darrin Wasniewski, State Director for Community Outreach, AARP-WI,
Location: UWO Fox Cities Campus, Menasha – Room M1229

How to Protect Yourself from Scams and Fraud by AARP-WI

Fraud is a multi-billion dollar industry with scammers constantly looking for new and ever-more sophisticated ways to steal our personal information and hard-earned money.  Unfortunately, seniors are targeted more often than other people across Wisconsin.  What tricks do con-artists use to steal your assets or funds?  How can you outsmart scammers before they strike?  Learn about some common scams and what to do once you recognize them. 

Date: Wednesday, April 15
Time:  1:00 – 2:30 pm
Presenter: Courtney Anclam, Fraud Watch Network Coordinator, AARP-WI
Location: UWO Executive Center, 2323 E. Capitol Drive, Appleton

About LIR


Learning in Retirement (LIR) is a unique organization affiliated with the UW Oshkosh. Learn more about our history, mission, vision and how to join. Learn more

Become a Member or Renew Your Membership


Anyone age 55 or older interested in lifelong learning is welcome to join LIR. Membership gives you unlimited attendance to LIR courses for one year. Learn more



LIR is a member-led organization, and members are encouraged to serve on committees and be part of the planning—share your talents and expertise. Join a committee

Curriculum Offerings


Each semester LIR offers a variety of courses and tours, averaging more than 100 programs per academic year. View offerings

Connect with LIR


Join our e-mail list to receive a monthly update on events and programs. Like us on Facebook to enjoy pictures of events. Connect With Us

Calendar of Events


Want to see what is happening for the upcoming semester? View the LIR calendar of events. View catalog