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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 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

In-Person and Online Classes for Fall Term 2022

Title Starts On Weeks At Hours Fee Instructor
Title Starts On Weeks At Hours Fee Instructor
Let's Talk About New Evolving Living Arrangements By Seniors Mon10/3110:002 $5.00Howard
Science Surprises Tue10/4110:001.5 $3.75Pealer
What You Need to Know About Asthma, Greenwood Press, January 2022 Tue10/411:302 $5.00Kelly
Introduction to Geology Fri10/741:301.5 $15.00Kim
Lets Talk About Senior Learners Mon10/1011:302 FREEHoward
The History of Ocala with the Historic Ocala Preservation Society Tue10/11110:301.5 $3.75Kerley
Historian Jon Meacham - A Look Back, A Look Now, A Look Ahead... Wed10/12410:301.5 $15.00Fitos
Wars During & After the Cold War - In Middle East Fri10/14410:002 $20.00Holloran
For Love of Film: Comedies Mon10/1751:003 $25.00Smith
Russian Hybrid Warfare and Its Implications for NATO and the U.S. Mon10/17110:002 $5.00DiPiero
The Iconic Concorde Tue10/1811:302 $5.00Howard
The Emerging New World (De)Order Tue10/18410:301.5 $15.00Coffey
Hands-Only CPR 2022 Thu10/20110:302 $3.75Pallamary
Stories by John Steinbeck Mon10/24310:301.5 $11.25Hull
Not A Tourist; Fifteen Years In Portugal Tue10/2521:302 $10.00Berra
The Aging Eye- LIGHT and your health Wed10/2611:301.5 $3.75Hamed
Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life and Culture 2 Thu10/27410:301.5 $15.00Kelly
Marion County Birding Wed11/241:302 $20.00Sutton
Aging Trends - Top 5 Diseases Thu11/312:002 $5.00Lossada
Balance Fri11/411:301.5 $3.75Joranlien
O Canadian Rockies! Tue11/811:302 $5.00Kelly
Where Do We Go From Here? Music and Art of the 21st Century Thu11/1031:302 $15.00Satterfield
Operation Fundamental Justice: Detainee Operations – The Story Behind the Headlines Mon11/14110:002 $5.00DiPiero
Cosmology - The Birth, Life and Death of Our Universe Tue11/15410:301.5 $15.00Cheney
Lucid Dreaming: Another Altered State of Reality Tue11/1511:301.5 $3.75Pallamary
Science Surprises Wed11/16110:001.5 $3.75Pealer
Fall/Balance Screenings Fri11/1811:301.5 $3.75Joranlien
Wars During & After the Cold War - In Latin America Fri11/18110:002 $5.00Holloran
For Love of Film: Holiday Movies Mon11/2831:003 $15.00Smith
Literature by John Steinbeck and William Faulkner Mon11/28210:301.5 $7.50Hull
Armchair Travel - Mysteries of West Florida Tue11/2911:302 $5.00Kelly
Incidents When All Out Nuclear War Almost Started Wed11/30310:002 $15.00Holloran
Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life and Culture 3 Thu12/1210:301.5 $7.50Kelly
Wars During & After the Cold War - In Europe Fri12/2310:002 $15.00Holloran
Marion County Audubon Society Wed12/711:302 $5.00Sutton
Traditions of Christmas Wed12/1411:301.5 $3.75Kelly
Visit by Mrs. Santa Claus Thu12/1511:301.5 $3.75Kelly
Your Holiday Music Party Fri12/1611:301.5 $3.75Kelly