Lifelong Learning Institute

Opportunities for 50+ Learners at Montgomery College
Lifelong Learners visit NIST
Lifelong Learners visit NIST (National Institute of Standards)

Lifelong Learning Institute is committed to creating and fostering a variety of intellectually stimulating educational opportunities for Montgomery County residents age 50 and over. However, adults of any age may register for these classes. Students age 60+ pay fee only for courses. 

Lifelong Learning Institute

There are  more than 140 classes held throughout the county, either on a campus or at other facilities such as county libraries or high schools. Check the Lifelong Learning Brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) or the Schedule of Lifelong Learning classes to see which classes are offered this semester. Classes vary every semester. Want to learn more about classes and special events? Join the Lifelong Learning Mailing list and we will send you quarterly updates. Lifelong Learning Course Evaluation Form

Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College


Lifelong Learning Institute has a variety of classes in the following categories:
  • Archaeology and World Cultures
  • Art, Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Brain Fitness Institute
  • Career and Employment for Age 50+
  • Computers and Technology
  • History and Current Events

Learn More:  Lifelong Learning Brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

  • Human and Natural Science
  • Literature and Writing
  • Music
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Personal Finance Academy
  • Photography
  • Wellness
Learn More:  Lifelong Learning Class Schedule


Brain Fitness,
New this fall!  

One Day Event:  Boost Your Brain Power and Memory: Research, Strategies, and Activities. Friday, October 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Business Training Center, Room 402. $59 + $89 = $148.  $25 fee only. Course LLI-200, CRN#25582. 

Come explore the research and strategies on how to boost your brain power and memory by Dr. Dana Plude, Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institute of Health. Then put some of that knowledge to work as you join other students in two mini lectures.

Free parking is available. Please bring non-perishable food items for students in need.

For more information contact or call 240-567-7809. 


New Class Fall 2019: LLI-367, Expanding Vocabulary - Building Memory

Mentally stimulating activities, such as learning new words and their meanings, help boost your brain power: 

  • Learn new words and their meanings.
  • Boost your brain power
  • Practice techniquest to improve your ability to remember definitions of new words and a number of items at once. 
  • Explore the cognitive science behind effective vocabulary learning: definition, context, connections, morphology, and semantic clunking. 
  • Examine how these techniques will enhance your reading and writing and improve your overall memory skills. 

Two Locations: 

  1. Rockville Campus, 6 Fridays, 9/20 - 10/25, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LLI-367, CRN#25611. 
  2. Takoma Park / Silver Spring Campus, 6 Thursdays, 10/24 - 12/5, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. No class 11/28, LLI-367, CRN#25612. 

Literary Cafe

Once again the Literary Cafe will be held at La Madeleine on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. In this informal setting lively discussion will predominate over a lecture format. This term, readings include selections from authors Kurt Vonnegut, William Faulkner, selected poetry, Chaucer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Shakespeare, and Toni Morrison. Visit the Literary Cafe for the complete Literary Cafe Spring Reading List (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .