Creative Lifelong Learning (CLL) is dedicated to providing opportunities to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and foster the well-being of adult learners through a wide range of educational programs, physical activities, and social events. The program is open to adults with interest in art, architecture, computers, photography, economics, finance, fitness, hands on art, literature, drama, science, technology . . . and any other topic that captures the imagination!
Most classes are held during regular business hours at the Oxford Senior Center located at 107 Lanier Street. Class times vary in length, depending on format; sessions may consist of one day lectures or workshops or may range from 2-11 sessions in various configurations.
The CLL program began at Granville County Senior Services in 2017 and is modeled after the OLLI program at Duke and NC State Universities as well as other Triangle-area senior center programming. The program is funded through a generous endowment and by annual memberships, class fees, and donations.
Membership is required to participate in any class, activity, event, or field trip offered through CLL. The $10 annual membership fee, payable at the Oxford Senior Center location, covers classes from the fall session of one year through the spring/summer session of the following year.
CLL members may register for classes by calling the Center at (919) 693-1930. Participants are encouraged to register early as space may be limited.
Individual class fees are due at the time of registration. Fees are determined based on direct expenses incurred to provide the class and certain classes may require additional cost for supply fees or materials. All fees are due before class starts. In addition, students are responsible for the purchase of any instructor recommended books if they choose to have that material available.
Early registration is open to any Granville County adult age 50+. Non-senior adults and non-Granville County residents may register for classes if there are openings available (see calendar for registration dates).
Membership fees are not refundable.
Registration fees may be refunded for classes you will not be attending if a refund request is submitted in writing at least two weeks in advance of the class start date. The Center will either issue a 100% account credit for another class or a refund less a $5.00 processing fee for each dropped class. Refunds for registrations paid by check cannot be processed for three weeks from date payment was made.
Classes cancelled by CLL will be credited or fully refunded. Trip registrations are not refundable unless someone on a waitlist takes your spot.
Senior Services strives to make CLL classes accessible to anyone who wishes to participate and has a limited number of need-based scholarships available. If you need financial help to attend CLL classes, contact Kathy May at (919) 693-1930 for an application. All requests are confidential.
Anyone who has a passion for a hobby, a topic, a place, or who has expertise in one or more areas can qualify to teach a class.
Classes can be as short as one hour or one day, or can extend for up to 11 weeks. You choose the day, the time, and the session that best suits your needs.