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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers an impressive selection of educational and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older. With a purpose to promote lifelong learning and continued intellectual and personal growth for retirement-age individuals, OLLI has become the place for fun, interactive learning in a safe and encouraging environment.

Curriculum draws from the interests, talents, and experiences of older adult learners. Academic courses are college level (without the homework, term papers, and tests), and cover everything from personal computers to fitness for life and visual arts. Social activities include various gatherings for dinner, laughter, and entertainment.

Our Courses and Events

Art & Music
Art in America
Beginning Watercolor
Calligraphy – The Art of Beautiful Writing
Drawing FUNdamentals
Drawing Landscapes
Exploring Modern Art: 1890-1960
Exploring the Works of Monet- Van Gogh- Gauguin and Other Artists
Fearless Rendering in Pen and Ink
Giants of Silent Film Comedy: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy
Great Voices of Opera – from Caruso to Pavarotti
Instant Piano
Jewelry Making – More Techniques
Mozart: the Man and His Operas
Painted Vacations in Watercolor
Painting Abstractly
Painting From Your Photographs
Painting Your Holiday Greetings
Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing – Beginning
Piano By Ear
Sketching Your World
The Artist s Way
Watercolor From the Masters

Events
02/13/2017 OLLI Winter Social – Paris Nights
Senior Adult Literacy Program

Finance
Do I Need an Estate Plan?
Planning for Long Term Care
Retirement and Social Security
Retirement Income Planning

Health & Fitness
Gentle Yoga
Hearing Screening
OLLI – WellStar Free Lecture : Living Wills and Other Advance Directives
Pilates Basics
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II
The Labyrinth – A Walking Meditation

History
Cavalry Operations in the American Civil War
Cotton: The Creation of Capitalism
Fighting Sail: America in the War of 1812
Great Decisions
History of the Olympics: Ancient Times to 2016
Problems in the Middle East, Past and Present, Part II
Slavery from the Civil War to the Modern Day
Spirits of The Great American West
Technology in the Civil War
The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
The City: A Geographic Review

Languages
Spanish is Fun! Part I
Spanish is Fun! Part II
Spanish is Fun! Part III
Spanish Review III and IV
Write your novel, NOW!

Leisure
Astronomy – What’s Out There?
Basics of eBay Selling
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part I
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part II – Play of the Hand
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part III- Defense
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part IV – Bidding Conventions
Building Your Business on eBay: Beyond the Basics
Creative Writing
Digital Photography – Introduction
eBay Stores 101
Fly Fishing for Seniors
Getting Started in Genealogy
Jewelry Making – Techniques for Beginners
Mah Jongg
Memoir Writing
Publish Your Own Book

Technology
Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer
Get to Know and Love Your iPad
Internet and Email Savvy
Introduction to PCs
Let s Begin With Computers!
Microsoft Word
Windows 10

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Paris Nights

OLLI Club Room Membership

You can make new friends and enjoy scheduled activities in the OLLI Club Room. Sit and chat awhile, check out a book, surf the Internet, or join a card or other table game…it’s all available in the Club Room, a special members’ only area of the KSU Center. To schedule a tour or for more information, please contact Pat Walker at 470-578-3508. We look forward to showing you around. Membership privileges include free coffee, free Internet-connected computer usage, 10% off any OLLI class (except when noted otherwise), regularly-scheduled Bridge games and Bridge Marathons, and OLLI Library access.

Please call our Registration office at 470-578-6765 to register and join the fun.

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