Institute for Retired Professionals
6 East 16th St., room 905 (Map)
New York, NY 10011
Member volunteerism is the driving force behind engagement with the wider community. Since 2013, the
IRP has partnered with the
Virtual Senior Center, an initiative of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., to lead classes for homebound seniors using online technology. IRP members moderate participant-based discussions on a variety of topics, generating intellectual stimulation for those confined to their homes.
The Social Issues Committee develops and promotes special workshops and programs that explore health, lifestyle, and other social issues related to active aging.
Open to all IRP members, Special Interest Groups support deeper engagement in the following fields:
IRP members gather off-site to discuss topics of interest and socialize.
Since 2004, the IRP has produced and sponsored lectures on diverse and timely topics for its members, the New School community, and the general public. The series has included talks by a professor emeritus from Mount Sinai School of Medicine on the history of lead disease, by the chief curator and vice president of Collections at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on challenges the curatorial team confronted, and by the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union on the status of civil liberties under Governor Cuomo and the former and current New York City mayors. Other speakers have included documentary filmmakers and authors. The series has also hosted performances.