Welcome to the Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning






Reception/Annual Meeting

Please join us for refreshments at our ‘Welcome Back’ reception/annual meeting on Wed. Mar. 4, 1:00-1:30pm before the Travel Along the Mississippi River program. Board members will be happy to answer any questions at that time. All are welcome. To register for programs, sign up by mail or in person at the Guilford Community Center. Sign up early as some programs have space limitations!

Inclement Weather and Cancellations

In cases of inclement weather or other reasons for program cancellations, you may call (203) 453-8086 or (203) 245-5627.  We generally follow the school districts’ cancellations policies. We will also notify you by email, so remember to Join Our Mailing List!  Our emails are transmitted as soon as we become aware of cancellations.

Volunteer, Teach

Would you like to volunteer, teach a course, suggest programs for future semesters or serve on a committee? We would be happy to hear from you. Call GCC (203) 453-8086 or MSC (203) 245-5627.

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The SSILL Mission

The Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning’s (SSILL) primary mission is to offer meaningful, intellectual programs to area adults who share a love of learning and would enjoy a few hours of intellectual stimulation and socializing. Affiliated with the Road Scholar Network, SSILL offers two semesters of daytime academic programs designed to suit varied interests. All instructors and team leaders are unpaid volunteers. Our objective is to offer college-level classes without concern for credit, grades or prerequisites. However, no previous level of high school or college education is required to participate. All we require is your interest and enthusiasm.

SSILL was initiated by the Guilford and Madison Foundations, sponsored by Guilford Parks, Recreation & Seniors, and Madison Senior Services.

Membership and Cost

Single Person
Sep 2014 – Jun 2015

Feb 2015 – Jun 2015

Note: See the Senior Center Director (Guilford or Madison) for confidential financial assistance.

Married Couple
Sep 2014 – Jun 2015

Feb 2015 – Jun 2015

Note: See the Senior Center Director (Guilford or Madison) for confidential financial assistance.

Contact Us

Guilford Community Center:
(203) 453-8086

Madison Senior Center:
(203) 245-5627

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Program Locations

Guilford Community Center
32 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
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Madison Senior Center
29 Bradley Road
Madison, CT 06443
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