Center for Creative Retirement

Providing continuing education programs for a diverse group of retired & semi-retired active seniors.

Make new friends, learn new skills, and enrich your journey with the Center for Creative Retirement (CCR).

Join us for creative programming, events and classes to explore new interests, gain fresh perspectives and stay intellectually active.

  • Online registration begins August 2024
  • Annual Dues: $50 per academic (Sept-May) year

Registration opens August 2024

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Be Our Guest!


Join us for any Monday afternoon Weekly Presentation as our guest, get to know us, and see if CCR is for you. Just check in for free at the front registration desk.

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Programs, Opportunities & Benefits


Our regular school semester schedule includes Weekly Presentations, Trips and Tours, a Book Group, multiple Lifelong Learning classes and Service-In-Action volunteer opportunities.
  • Weekly Presentations

    Join us for insightful presentations on topics ranging from health and fitness to arts and entertainment to Charleston history, organizations and opportunities.

    When and Where:

    • Monday presentations at 1PM and 2:30PM with a social break in between
    • Charleston Atlantic Presbytery (CAP) building
      4701 Park Place W
      North Charleston, SC 29405

    We invite individuals from diverse backgrounds to make presentations on a wide array of topics. The views and opinions expressed by presenters are not necessarily those either of CCR or the College of Charleston.

    View Weekly Presentation Schedule
  • Charleston Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL)

    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.

    Explore CALL Opportunities
  • Trips & Tours

    Join us for engaging excursions and adventrues to explore new interests and deepen your appreciation for our local sites and culture.

    Trips & Tour are scheduled when througut the year 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.

    Explore Trips & Tours
  • Book Group

    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: 

    The Group meets at 1 p.m. every first Wednesday

    • Charleston County Main Library
      Meeting Room A
      68 Calhoun Street
      downtown Charleston, 29401
    Learn More About the Book Group
  • Service in Action

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

    Learn More About Service in Action
  • Committees

    CR 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.

    Join a CCR Committee