Lexington’s Older, Wiser, Lifelong Learners program (O.W.L.L) was started in 2013, as a result of the Friends of the Council On Aging committee’s vision for an affordable, accessible, inclusive, collaborative community-based Lifelong Learning Program to serve Lexington seniors aged 60 and over. The program was to provide new knowledge in the fields of literature, science, history and the arts, using community-based experts and retired faculty.
Now in its fourth year, the program began with a monetary grant from the Dana Home Foundation, four courses and 86 registrations. O.W.L.L. is now self-sustaining, sponsored by the Friends of the Council on Aging in partnership with the Council on Aging, and offering six or seven courses twice a year with more than 500 registrations. Over the years, an eclectic variety of courses has been offered, with topics ranging from Love, Legacies, and Lear to African political history, from classical music to nuclear energy. Courses are now located primarily in the Lexington Community Center.
All registration for O.W.L.L. courses is through the Lexington Community Center. Registration for each semester’s courses will begin after the semester’s Kick-Off Reception. See the latest course schedule or the Senior Services Newsletter for the date of the semester’s Kick-Off reception. No registrations will be accepted prior to the Kick-Off Reception. Also see the latest course schedule for the date when non-resident registration will begin.
The registration form can be downloaded from this website. Courses can be paid for by check, credit card, or cash. A separate check for each course ($25/course for residents over 60 and $50/course for all others) should be made out to the Town of Lexington. Online credit card registration is available at www.lexingtonma.gov/recreation-and-community-programs
Financial aid is available for Lexington residents. Lexington residents over 60 will be given preference when there is a limit in the number of course participants.