Life Long Learning

Gainesville – Hall County embraces a culture of learning throughout life.  This culture encourages educational and development opportunities for our youth, adult and senior residents.   

Graduates of the Wisdom Project program become Wisdom Keepers, who are organized as the Wisdom Keepers of Hall County, for subsequent programs and advocacy projects. Wisdom Keepers have been integral parts of the growth and enhancement of Gainesville and Hall County.

Our Vision

Wisdom Project 2030: A program for community members age 55 and wiser 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 series of eight all-day sessions 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 become members of the Wisdom Keepers of Hall County, which encourages and oversees Wisdom Keeper advocacy projects; plans and assists the Center for Lifetime Study in conducting the annual Wisdom Project program; and continues to educate and involve Wisdom Keepers about Hall County and Gainesville.

CLICK HERE for an application for the Fall 2019 class or contact Rebecca Smith or Gail Baucom, email:

The program fee is $175 per person, including materials and lunches.

The Wisdom Project has been recognized in national and state publications for its innovation and benefit to the Hall County community:

Past accomplishments, with over 5,000 Wisdom Keepers’ volunteer hours, include: 

Wisdom Project 2030

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Julie Ferguson, Wisdom Project
Sandra Williams, Wisdom Keepers 

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