Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield

Music classThe Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield is a member-supported organization designed to meet the educational and social enrichment needs of adults age 50 and "better." The Institute is a learning community of peers who are committed to ongoing education and their own intellectual development. Members want to stay current, curious about the world of ideas, and involved with their own learning.

Puppet classThe Institute develops and offers daytime courses, lectures and special events on a wide range of topics; there are no exams, no credits and no college degrees required. The program consists of spring, summer, and fall sessions, and courses range from a one-time class to classes that meet weekly throughout the session. Instructors are well known, informed, and experienced professionals who enjoy volunteering to share their knowledge and expertise.

In the following video, Rachel Ramirez, Executive Director, gives an overview of the LLI.

Card GamesSponsorship from the Virginia Center on Aging at Virginia Commonwealth University, Chesterfield County Public Schools and Chesterfield County made the Institute possible. LLI partners with John Tyler Community College, The Midlothian YMCA, civic organizations and is part of the Elderhostel Institute Network. LLI Chesterfield is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that is equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin.

Our Institute is a member of the Road Scholar Lifelong Learning Institute Network.  

For more information about our LLI in Chesterfield, call Rachel Ramirez at (804) 378-2527, email:, or visit