CONTACT GRANVILLE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES AT (919) 693-1930.
Welcome to Creative Lifelong Learning at Granville County Senior Services
Creative Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Granville County Senior Services began in 2017 and is modeled after the OLLI program at Duke and NC State Universities as well as other triangle area senior center programming. It is funded through a generous endowment established for this purpose, and by annual memberships, class fees, and donations.
CLL at Granville County Senior Services is dedicated to providing opportunities to engage the minds, elevate the spirits, and foster the well-being of adult learners through a wide range of educational programs, physical activities, and social events.
CLL is open to any adults with interests in art, architecture, computers, photography, economics, finance, retirement, fitness, wellness, fun, games, hands on art, crafts, history, current affairs, language, literature, drama, life styles, nature, outdoor recreation, performing arts, religion, philosophy, science, technology, social science, cultures, writing, and any other topic that captures the imagination.
Our courses are selected by a curriculum committee based upon member requests, class leader expertise, course variety and balance. CLL instructors are a mix of peer teachers, humanities program scholars, high school/college students, independent scholars and community experts.
There are no tests, grades or educational requirements in CLL. However, participation such as keeping up with assigned readings, contributing to class discussion, and sharing results of one’s own research or experiences is essential.
Most CLL classes are held at the Granville County Senior Center located at 107 Lanier Street in Oxford between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Class times vary in length, depending on class format. Sessions may consist of one day lectures or workshops, or range from 2-11 sessions in various configurations.
CLL invites participants to teach classes, coordinate lecture series, lead small-group discussions, organize activities and events, serve on any of several committees or on the Board of Advisors.
Becoming a member of CLL is easy. We have an annual membership fee of $10.00 for Granville County Seniors which covers classes from the fall session of one year through the spring/summer session of the following year. Annual membership for all other participants is $12.00. Sign up at the Granville County Senior Center. Members may participate in activities and social events provided through CLL and receive mailings about upcoming courses. Fees for each class are established based on expenses and are due at the time of registration. Supply fees or materials for certain classes will be an additional cost to the student. Any books recommended by the instructor will be bought by students should they choose to have that material available.
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