Welcome to the Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA) Website.

LIRA is a multi-faceted educational program for the retired and semi-retired, for which there are neither educational nor age requirements. LIRA's philosophy is to provide, at a modest cost, college-level learning experiences for all its members, regardless of previous educational background.

LIRA values diversity. We create an educational environment where everyone feels welcomed, accepted, and able to speak up, share insights, and provide value to our organization regardless of culture, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, color, beliefs, or ability.

LIRA is a partnership with the UMass Lowell Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Community Relations.

Read Mark D. Levine's article titled, "Learning as a Later Life Passion."

Please click on any of the links below or the menus selections on the left to learn more about our organization.