Never stop learning

The nonprofit Senior Learners offers a wide range of classes for those 50 and older.

Phyllis Craggs, Joyce Beers and Pat Nevard, left to right, of Senior Learners, pose together during the Excellent Adventures For Active Seniors expo in the Klein Conference Center at the College of Central Florida on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2023.

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Posted April 17, 2024 | Chris D’Avanzo,

Who says education has to end at graduation? For people 50 and over, it doesn’t have to. Senior Learners is a nonprofit organization here in Ocala that offers fun, adult education courses at the College of Central Florida. Subjects range from history to anthropology, science to economics, health and wellness to finance and travel, and much more.

With the summer approaching, Senior Learners is offering seniors the chance to participate in their upcoming summer session with a free kickoff event on Friday, May 3. This event is available in-person and on Zoom and will showcase the upcoming offerings as well as how to get involved.

Classes are considered “non-credit,” meaning they are not eligible for academic credit or professional certification. Rather, these courses are designed as an opportunity to engage in learning for learning’s sake. In other words, learning just for fun. But students will definitely learn, whether the topic is something that already interests them or something new entirely. With many instructors either retired professors/teachers, or current faculty at CF, Senior Learners aims to provide their students with the highest quality of education possible.

Interested participants can visit or call (352) 239-8780 for more information on the upcoming classes. They can also register for the May 3 event on the website.

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