GAINESVILLE – Lifelong Learning, the non-credit division of North Central Texas College, is implementing a new program for Cooke County seniors. Called the Prime Timers, interested persons will pay a one-time membership fee of $25 and are then able to choose one or more classes designed specifically for the program. Classes include Christmas caroling, a book club, history lectures, ceramics, photography, basic computers, field trips and more.
Created in response to a high demand for more community education, the Prime Timer program is exclusive to seniors who live in Cooke County.
“We are using the Prime Timers as a way to say ‘thank you’ to Cooke County residents for their long-time support of the college,” Lifelong Learning’s Dean Djuna Forrester said. “Though our college is far-reaching in its geographic scope, our home is still Gainesville. We want Cooke County seniors to feel welcome on our campus.”
To be eligible, residents should be 62 years or older and reside in Cooke County. An orientation session is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Career Technology Center, Building 2100 on the Gainesville campus. Classes will begin in September and run through December. Gift certificates for membership will also be available for purchase at orientation.