Gainesville, Hall County, GA

Senior Leadership: The Wisdom Project

Julie Ferguson, Community Volunteer
Robert Horne, Community Volunteer

The Wisdom Project
: A program for community members age 55 and older to build a greater understanding of Greater Hall County, enlist participants' skills to better understand our community, and tap into the wisdom of our residents. 


The Wisdom Project is a Vision 2030 initiative, developed and presented by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and Brenau University's Center for Lifetime Study. The Wisdom Project prepares individuals age 55 and older to use their wisdom and talents in creative ways through action and advocacy.

Through a hands-on service project and interaction with like-minded individuals from throughout the community, Wisdom Project participants experience a dynamic, multi-faceted view of Gainesville and Hall County, explore local issues and opportunities and engage with community leaders.

Wisdom Project participants should be adults age 55 and older who have volunteer or leadership experience. Graduates of the program may serve on the Wisdom Keepers Council- an advisory group for subsequent programs and advocacy projects.

Applications for the Fall 2017 class can be found online at or by contacting Kathy Amos at Brenau University's Center for Lifetime Study, 770-538-4705.  Email:

The program fee is $175 per person, including materials and lunches.
The 2017 session dates and subject areas are scheduled for: 
August 18: Kickoff
August 25: Healthcare
September 8: Business/Industry/Agriculture
September 22: Arts and Entertainment
October 13: Education
October 27: Government
November 10: Social Services
November 17: Wise Up and Graduation

Application for 2017 Wisdom Keepers Class is below. 

For more information on what graduates of the Wisdom Project have done, visit our News page