Operating under the aegis of NEISD, ALIR is open to all persons age 50 and older. Courses in the arts, computer, history, languages, literature and the sciences are offered in a warm and supportive learning environment. ALIR utilizes its members’ wealth of experience and abilities as the principal means of achieving educational stimulation. Emphasis is on volunteerism with members volunteering as instructors, planners and committee members according to their talents and skills. Because there is no beginning or end to lifetime learning, ALIR has awarded thousands of dollars of college scholarships to NEISD graduating seniors over the past decade. ALIR is a place where members get together to learn, socialize and exchange views. A fee of $75 payable to NEISD and a $10 membership fee payable to ALIR will allow those eligible to take as many courses as they want during a semester.