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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 their members, the New School community, and the general public. The Fall 2014 series includes talks by Dr. Josef Eisinger, Professor Emeritus, Mt Sinai School of Medicine regarding the History of Lead Disease by Jan Seidler Ramirez, Chief Curator and Vice President of Collections at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum regarding challenges the curatorial team confronted and by Donna Lieberman, the Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union regarding the status of civil liberties under Governor Cuomo and the former and current NYC Mayors. Past speakers have included documentary filmmakers and authors. The series has also hosted performances.