The College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement (CCR) provides continuing education programs for a diverse group of retired or semi-retired active senior members. The regular school semester schedule of programs includes Weekly Presentations, Trips and Tours, a Book Group, multiple Lifelong Learning classes and Service-In-Action volunteer opportunities.

  • For Membership: Register in-person at any regular Monday meeting.
  • Cost: Annual dues­­ ­— $50 per year

What’s Available:

Weekly Presentations are developed by participating volunteers highlighting local topics, news and activities.  Two guest speakers each week include authors, professors, politicians, reporters, artists, doctors and celebrities who share their insights and expertise.

  • When and Where: Monday presentations at 1PM and 2:30PM with a social break in between are held in the conference space of ECPI University, 3800 Paramount Drive, North Charleston, 29405.

The Charleston Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) offers classroom experiences taught by peers knowledgeable in multiple fields of expertise and covering a variety of topics from the academic to the curious.

  • When and Where: 1-to-6-week classes are held each semester at The Riley Center for Livable Communities, 176 Lockwood Drive, Charleston 29403, unless otherwise specified.

Trips and Tours are scheduled when possible and include local and state historical and cultural sites and events. Participation is open to any member on a first come first serve basis with pre-registration and pre-activity payment.

The Book Group is a self-governing group that meets each month to discuss a single book of interest chosen by the group membership.

  • When and Where: 1PM every first Wednesday in Meeting Room A at Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, 29401.

Service-in-Action provides opportunities for groups and/or individuals to take part as volunteers serving the needs of participating non-profit organizations.

Committees keep us organized and our programs running. CCR is a volunteer organization that thrives on the skills and talents of our membership. Become a valuable member of one of the CCR organization committees.

CCR is administered by the College of Charleston Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities. The Riley Center is an interdisciplinary initiative of the College that uses its intellectual resources to support livable communities – those which are economically and culturally vibrant with equitable access for all residents to education, jobs, healthcare, and housing as well as diverse opportunities in arts, culture, and recreation. CCR’s mission for continuing education and creative retirement for the growing population of retirees in the Charleston area is a core value for livable communities.

South Carolina retired seniors over sixty years of age are eligible for tuition free non-credit student course access on a space available basis at the College of Charleston

The Events Calendar is the portal for more detailed information on all CCR activities, past, present and future, plus other events of possible interest in and around Charleston.

For further information contact:

Fred Rosenberg, President

The Riley Center:
Dr. Kendra Stewart
Director of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities

For questions about this website contact:
Fred Rosenberg fredondi@gmail.com