Center for Learning in Retirement

CLR brings members of the retired and semi-retired community opportunities for personal growth through learning. For more than 30 years, CLR has provided a diverse selection of peer-led classes each semester for its 500-plus members.

Membership includes unlimited participation in classes in:

  • arts and music
  • science
  • technology
  • history
  • philosophy
  • language and current topics

Also enjoy exclusive events, guest speakers, special interest groups, and community partnerships.

What is the Center for Learning in Retirement? (CLR)

The Center for Learning in Retirement (CLR) at Delaware Valley University brings to members of the retired and semi-retired community opportunities for personal growth through learning. CLR provides a diverse selection of peer led classes in the arts and music, science, technology, and much more. There is something for everyone!

DelVal Voices Video Series
What is the CLR Online Program Experience Like?
DelVal Voices Video Series
A group of CLR persons on a informational tour of DelVal and its farm production features.
2020 Fall CLR Brochure
Center for Learning in Retirement
Learning for Life Podcast

Tune in to the inaugural Learning for Life Podcast podcast created and hosted by CLR Advisory Committee member, Sara Weisman-Shein. In Episode 1, Sara interviews CLR instructors Elaine Trott (History of NYC) and Ashley King (What Are Your Treasures Worth?).

In episode two, host Sara Weisman-Shein interviews Sherry Sullivan, CLR Instructor of the Our Favorite Detectives course, and the detective author Bernard Schaffer. Bernard Schaffer will be a featured author on the mystery/suspense panel at the Bucks County Book Festival Sunday, October 13.

Host Sara Weisman-Shein interviews two DelVal adjunct faculty members, Chef Edward Battone of the "Cooking With Chef Battone" a three-part series, and Robert Brown of the "Raising Livestock on a Small Farm" course. Both offerings are part of DelVal's noncredit programming.

In Episode 4, host Sara Weisman-Shein dialogues with Learning for Life's podcast editor and "Beatlemania: A Half Century" instructor Larry Lefkowitz. Joining them are renowned CLR art instructors Jan Marabito of Professional Artists Lecture Series and Mary Mathews from Printmaking and Mixed Media Painting. Listen while perusing the spring brochure to see just how much of an impact these courses have on CLR members and instructors!

Host Sara Weisman-Shein discusses the upcoming new Conversations on Cinema series that CLR, in collaboration with the County Theater in Doylestown, will be hosting this spring. Sara interviews Mike Kamison, programming director at the County Theater and Bill Lieser, prior Spy Movies instructor, who will both be moderating the series. Kudos to Larry Lefkowitz for his podcast editing skills! Stay tuned for more information on this new initiative! 

Join host Sara Weisman-Shein and CLR instructor and podcast editor, Larry Lefkowitz for a Special Summer Episode as they cover all of the ins-and-outs of Zooming with CLR this summer. Learn just how easy it is to use Zoom and gain insight into the many virtual social activities that CLR is planning. Tune in to get a sneak peek into Larry’s course Merrie Melodies (based on classic Looney Tunes), Edwin Lawrence’s Balzac and the Human Comedy, and Mark Miller’s Strategic Leadership in Times of Crisis. These and more are offered as part of the summer 2020 CLR online pilot program.