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Senior Learners, Inc.

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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 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.

Online Classes for Summer Term 2022

Title Starts On Weeks At Hours Fee Instructor
For Love of Film: Non Traditional Westerns Mon7/1141:003 $20.00Smith
Let's Talk About Books Tue7/12110:002 $5.00Pealer
Dying and Death Wed7/13410:301.5 $15.00Stephens
Armchair Travel: Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe 2 Thu7/14710:301.5 $26.25Kelly
Cold War Confrontations Without Use of Nuclear Weapons Fri7/15610:301.5 $22.50Holloran
Science Book Review - First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human Tue7/19110:002 $5.00Pealer
Lucid Dreaming: Another Altered State of Reality Tue7/26110:301.5 $3.75Pallamary
The King and I: The Musical Legacy of Frederick the Great Thu7/2811:302 $5.00Satterfield
Marilynne Robinson Retrospective Tue8/2310:002 $15.00Fitos
America As A Utopian Experiment Wed8/332:301.5 $11.25Key-Nee
For Love of Film: The Great Movies Thu8/421:003 $10.00Smith
Reading Architecture Fri8/532:302 $15.00Key-Nee
For Love of Film: The Art of Animation Mon8/831:003 $15.00Smith
Plant Taxonomy (How to Identify Plants) 2 Wed8/10310:301.5 $11.25Pealer
The Advent Of Modern Art 2 Tue8/1621:301.5 $7.50Craggs
An Overview of Dementia and Caregiver Tips Wed8/2412:002 $5.00Lossada
FREE Fall Term Kickoff and Senior Learners, Inc., Annual Meeting Fri8/2611:301.5 FREEHautanen