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Wisdom Project Program

"The program was ideal in providing a broad overview of every area in the county from business and industry to healthcare, education, government, arts and entertainment and social services."   Wisdom Keeper since 2013

After five decades of learning from life’s lessons and experiences, the term “age 55 and wiser” holds real value for many Hall County residents. Capturing that wisdom for the good of our community is the mission of Wisdom Project 2030.


Over eight topic sessions, the Wisdom Project Program builds a multi-faceted and dynamic view of Gainesville and Hall County. You will hear directly from community leaders about their efforts to make our community a great place to live and work, and the challenges they face. As the Program develops, you can discover opportunities to apply your skills and follow your interests to improve our community.

Topic 1 - August 21st

  • Univ. of North Georgia, Oakwood

Identifying how our “age 55 and wiser” skills and experiences can improve our community begins with a deeper understanding of who lives here. The Program Orientation session explains the unique aspects of Gainesville and Hall County residents.

Topics 2 - 7

These six Program sessions explore specific aspects of our community in-depth. Community leaders discuss their work and community linkages and elaborate on challenges they face. These sessions provide a special opportunity to interact directly with community leaders about a wide range of topics in a convivial environment. Content topics are:

  • Social Services
    • August 28th
    • August 29th - half day,
  • Arts & Entertainment
    • September 11th
  • Healthcare
    • September 25th
  • Education
    • October 9th
  • Business/Industry/Agriculture
    • October 16th
  • Government
    • October 23rd

Topic 8 - November 6th

  • Round-up -- half day
  • Graduation Dinner

The final program summarizes key learnings and explores ways to use your skills and experience to make a difference.  Upon graduation, you will become a Wisdom Keeper.


All full day sessions are from 9:00am until 4:00pm  and half-day ones from 9:00-1:00.   One should attend all the sessions in order to graduate.  One can miss up to two full day sessions and still graduate though missed sessions should be made up during the Program in the following year.   

Sessions are held at various locations around Hall County; you will need to plan your own transportation.   Locations and directions are provided the week before each session.

The Program fee is $195.00 payable once an applicant is accepted.  This fee covers materials, lunches served at each full day session, the Graduation dinner, and other expenses.   If one must drop from the Program once it has begun, there is no refund.  This fee does not include dues for the following year.  Dues for those who wish to remain active Wisdom Keepers are currently $55/year.

Click the button to complete an application for the Program.