Lifelong Learning

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Charleston Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) provides an opportunity to go back into a classroom with your peers, to facilitate a class or just to learn. It’s a great way to make new friends. You can choose to be on either side of the desk as experts share a lifetime of knowledge and experience with their peers.

The catalog of the Spring 2024 term’s offerings (with links to online registration) will be posted at the beginning of February. Once lifelong learners have joined C.A.L.L. for the term, participants can sign up for any or all of the classes offered. While the vast majority of participants are retirees, there are no age restrictions. Most courses will be taught at the College of Charleston’s Riley Center for Livable Communities, 176 Lockwood Drive, Charleston.

C.A.L.L. is a peer-to-peer lifelong learning institute, meaning that you can be just a participant, or you can volunteer to teach a course. If you have expertise in a topic you’d like to share, please email us at and we will send you full information on presenting. We are always looking for facilitators with interesting topics to share. We have presented classes in everything from gardening to physics.

C.A.L.L. lifelong learners who are also members of the Center for Creative Retirement will be offered a preview of the upcoming term on February 5, 2024, as part of CCR’s ongoing Monday lecture series. C.A.L.L. operates as a committee of CCR, but one does not need to be a member of the Center of Creative Retirement to take C.A.L.L. classes. One can join either or both.

Who We Are

The Charleston Academy for Lifelong Learning is a program offered by the College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement (CCR). CCR sponsors Monday afternoon lectures at the ECPI University building on Paramount Drive in North Charleston through December 2023, after which it will meet at the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery at Park Circle. You can learn more about CCR and/or register to join the organization at  The cost to join CCR is $50 annually. The Charleston Academy for Lifelong Learning requires a separate registration.
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You do not have to be a member of CCR to take CALL classes.
You can reserve a spot in a class by mailing, completing payment and registration on the first day of class. Everyone who registers will receive an emailed confirmation. If you want to be a part of the CALL committee, are interested in facilitating a class for future terms, or just want to ask a question, Email or CALL Coordinator Diana Barth at