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Senior Learners, Inc.

Become a Senior Learner with us …

Who We Are

Since September 2014 Senior Learners, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by volunteers, has provided educational opportunities to seniors 50 years old or more. Before the current pandemic, we offered our noncredit, college-level courses in a classroom at the Ocala Campus of the College of Central Florida. Until the pandemic is tamed, we have shifted to online courses covering a broad range of academic interests, including Health, Science & Technology, The Arts, History, and Languages. Our outstanding instructors come from a wide range of backgrounds and include current and retired artists, musicians, teachers, professors, doctors, engineers, and scientists. Learn about our instructors.

Participating in Online Classes

Most Senior Learners courses are online via Zoom. To participate in online classes, you must register – click on the name of the class in the list below to get a description and sign up. Details for connecting to the online class will be in your registration confirmation email after your payment has been received. So be sure to register and pay early. If you have any questions, or do not get the link to join your Zoom class, send an email to info@seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239–8780. If you prefer to pay by check, send your check, payable to Senior Learners, to Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415.

Participating in In-Person Classes

Some Senior Learners courses are only in our new classroom (Room 107 in Building 20). Others are held simultaneously in the classroom and online via Zoom. Based on current recommendations by the CDC, Senior Learners strongly recommends that all students (vaccinated or not) wear masks while in the classroom.

If you did not register for a course and the instructor is not in the classroom by the scheduled class time, then the class is online via Zoom.

For further information call the Senior Learners help number: 352-239-8780.

Instructors come to the classroom only when they consider there are sufficient in-person registrations the night before the first class. If there are not sufficient in-person registrations, these registrations are converted to online and the affected students are notified.

Senior Learners Courses for 2023-Spring Term

Title Starts On Weeks At Hours Fee Instructor
FREE Spring Term Kickoff 2023 Fri1/611:002 FREEHautanen
Scammunition: Your Guide to Scam Prevention Mon1/9110:301.5 $3.75Pallamary
For Love of Film: Music Makes the Movie Mon1/951:003 $25.00Smith
Cyberwar and the Cyber Weapons Arms Race Tue1/1011:302 $5.00DiPiero
Cosmology - The Birth, Life and Death of Our Universe Tue1/10410:301.5 $15.00Cheney
Watercolor In Nature: With Emphasis On The Creative Use Of Color Wed1/1161:302 $30.00Craggs
Science Surprises 1 Wed1/11110:301.5 $3.75Pealer
China Then and Now: part 1 Thu1/12410:301.5 $15.00Kelly
Wise Energy Choices 1 Thu1/1241:301.5 $15.00Reilly
FREE Orientation for The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal Courses Fri1/1311:001 FREEThomas
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons - Bridges Fri1/13410:301.5 $15.00Holloran
Chair Yoga 1 Fri1/1341:001.5 $15.00Vasquez
Lets Talk about New Years Resolutions Tue1/1711:301.5 $3.75Howard
Brain Health as we Age Wed1/18610:301.5 $22.50Putzeys
The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal Part 1 Fri1/2041:002 $20.00Thomas
Hands Only CPR 2023 Mon1/23110:301.5 $3.75Pallamary
Lucid Dreaming: Another Altered State of Reality Mon1/30110:301.5 $3.75Pallamary
Readings of Edgar Allen Poe Mon2/6510:301.5 $18.75Hull
Road to the Holocaust Part 1 of 3 Tue2/7410:301.5 $15.00Bunker
China Then and Now: part 2 Thu2/9410:301.5 $15.00Kelly
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons -Buildings Fri2/10410:301.5 $15.00Holloran
Wise Energy Choices 2 Thu2/1641:301.5 $15.00Reilly
The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal Part 2: Fri2/1741:002 $20.00Thomas
For Love of Film: Political Dramas Mon2/2051:003 $25.00Smith
When Black Soldiers Raided Marion County: The True Story of the Daring Marshall Plantation Raid Wed2/2211:301.5 $3.75Seaman
Local Authors: Exploring Their Writing and Their Journey - Belea Keeney Wed3/111:301.5 $3.75Pealer
Science Surprises 2 Wed3/1110:301.5 $3.75Pealer
The Taliban Tue3/711:302 $5.00DiPiero
Great Decisions 2023: series 1 Tue3/7410:301.5 $15.00Coffey
Reserved Wed3/811:302 FREESmith
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons -Nuclear Projects Fri3/10310:002 $15.00Holloran
Scammunition: Your Guide to Scam Prevention Mon3/20110:301.5 $3.75Pallamary
China and the United States Tue3/2111:302 $5.00DiPiero
Growing Older: Problems and Solutions Wed3/22410:002 $20.00Stephens
Watercolor In Nature: With Emphasis On The Creative Use Of Color 2 Wed3/2261:302 $30.00Craggs
Wise Energy Choices 3 Thu3/2341:301.5 $15.00Reilly
China Then and Now: part 3 Thu3/23210:301.5 $7.50Kelly
Master The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal Part 3 Fri3/2441:002 $20.00Thomas
Hands Only CPR 2023 Mon3/27110:301.5 $3.75Pallamary
Art History Tue3/2861:302 $30.00Craggs
Lucid Dreaming: Another Altered State of Reality Mon4/3110:301.5 $3.75Pallamary
For Love of Film: Royalty Mon4/351:003 $25.00Smith
The Great Courses: The History of Spain Thu4/6410:002 $20.00Moreno
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons - Other Projects Fri4/7410:002 $20.00Holloran
Letters to Mr Davis Mon4/10210:301.5 $7.50Banks
Great Decisions 2023: series 2 Tue4/11410:301.5 $15.00Coffey
Science Surprises 3 Wed4/19110:301.5 $3.75Pealer
The Patriot Project: Bringing History to Life Thu4/2031:302 $15.00Satterfield
Charming Quirks and Quaint Customs in Northern Thailand Wed4/26110:301.5 $3.75George
Fun with Thai language and alphabet Wed5/3110:301.5 $3.75George
Memoir Workshop Wed5/311:302 $5.00Keeney
Local Authors: Exploring Their Writing and Their Journey - Dr. John Smith Thu5/4110:301.5 $3.75Pealer
FREE Summer Term Kickoff 2023 Fri5/511:302 FREEHautanen
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons - Medieval Structures Fri5/5110:001.5 $3.75Holloran