Lifelong Learning


Registration for the 2016- 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series is Open! 

Upcoming Courses:

  1. Poetry Writing:
    DATES: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 (Friday)
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: Vero Beach, Mueller Campus, Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center

    Would you like to try your hand at writing poetry? Poetry is an art that uses words as its tools. Our first class will be an introduction to general poetry writing techniques and principles. For the next class we will each write several poems at home and bring them to share and discuss with the class. Each class will have a general writing assignment to follow for the next class. Classes will be relaxed and encouraging. Writing poetry can teach observational and self-awareness skills. It is an excellent method for self-expression and a joyous and fulfilling experience. Come and create with us! Maximum number of participants: 10.

    To Register, Click Here.
  2. Meditation: Basics and Benefits:
    DATES: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 (Tuesday)
    TIME: 10:30 a.m. - Noon LOCATION: Vero Beach, Mueller Campus, Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center (C-103)

    This course is designed to serve as an introduction for beginning meditators, and as a refresher for those already meditating. The sessions provide information on meditation technique and research, and the opportunity to meditate together and share feedback. Benefits of meditation have been documented for decades. New and returning participants are welcome.

    To Register, Click Here
  3. Aging in Place- Plan for Success!
    DATES: January 11, February 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
    TIME: 10:00 a.m. - Noon LOCATION: Stuart, Chastain Campus, Wolf High-Technology Center, Strategic Planning Center (C-102)

    Did you know there may be more people in nursing homes from failure to plan for independence than from illness? Did you know if you plan ahead, you and your loved ones can maintain dignity, quality of life, and independence as you age in your own home? Consider how you would answer these important questions: 1. Have you taken steps to safely remain in your home and protect your quality of life if you become ill? 2. Do you understand the life-altering dangers of ignoring medical needs and treatment options prescribed to help prevent current conditions from escalating to “untreatable?” 3. Have you identified someone you trust to respect your wishes and manage medical, legal, financial needs if you become ill? Don’t put your future at risk. Join author and expert Judie Rappaport and learn how to identify your future needs and plan to live your best life!

    To Register, Click Here.
  4. Bridge for the Beginner:
    DATES: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2017 (Tuesday)
    TIME: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: Okeechobee, Dixon-Hendry Campus, Williamson Center, Auditorium

    Participants will learn the basics of bridge and enjoy practice, scoring, strategy and play. Each week covers a different aspect of the game, practice hands, and discussion. Join us and learn why this game is fun -- with your thinking cap on. A minimum of two tables or eight players necessary each week.

    To Register, Click Here.

If you would like to be placed on our mailing list to receive the brochure as soon as possible, you can email the Fielden Institute or phone the office at 772-462-7880.

News & Spotlights

Treasure Coast Happenings Interview on The Joy of Learning

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Category: Lifelong Learning News
Summary: Drew Mello of WQCS 88.9 FM, interviewed Program Director Melissa DePriest, on the Joy of Learning and the upcoming 2016- 2017 Offering Sessions. more…

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IRSC Scholarships For 2017-2018 Academic Year

IRSC Employees: Join Team IRSC 2016!

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Planned Giving

IRSC Alumni Association

IRSC Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament

Congratulations Scott Deal of Maverick Boat Company Named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Christine Jefferson Taylor Named IRSC's 2016 Distinguished Alumna

IRSC Faculty Awarded 2016 Endowed Teaching Chairs

Dr. Larisa Eads Named 2016 Harriett Kirk Crago Faculty of the Year

Dr. Kelly Amatucci Awarded 2016 Anne R. Snyder Department Chair Excellence Award