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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
A Picture Worth A Thousand Words
Beginning Watercolor
Calligraphy – The Art of Beautiful Writing
Drawing FUNdamentals
Jewelry Making – More Techniques
Oil Painting – Beginning
Opera Appreciation
Painted Vacations in Watercolor
Painting Abstractly
Painting From Your Photographs
Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing – Beginning
Piano By Ear
Sketching Your World
Sketching Your World- Intermediate
The Flims of Meryl Streep
The Zentangle Method
Watercolor From the Masters
Western American Art History 101

Events
OLLI Fall Social – Oktoberfest – Monday, October 30, 2017
Senior Adult Literacy Program – Call Pat Walker at 470-578-3508 for information.

Finance
Do I Need an Estate Plan?
Retirement and Social Security
Retirement Income Planning

Health & Fitness
Gentle Yoga
Hearing Screening
Pilates Basics
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II
The Labyrinth – A Walking Meditation
The Math Behind the Games

History
A History of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
All Politics Is Indeed Local…How to use your Leverage
Faces of “America s Greatest Generations” Since 1776
Grant & Sherman: “Together in Victory”
Introduction to Wine – A Journey
Spanish Wines
Spirits of The Great American West
The Age of Clipper Ships
The Guerrilla War in Georgia
Why Is Life the Way it is?

Languages
Courses
Blogging 101
Travel Literature

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Spanish is Fun! Part I
Spanish is Fun! Part II
Spanish is Fun! Part III
Spanish Is Fun! Part IV

Leisure
Advanced Beginner Knitting
Basics of eBay Selling
Beginning Knitting
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 V- Intermediate Play and Bidding
Creative Writing
Digital Photography – Introduction
Getting Started in Genealogy
Jewelry Making – Techniques for Beginners
Mah Jongg
Memoir Writing
Publish Your Own Book
The Math Behind the Games
Wine Appreciation

Technology
Courses
Get to Know and Love Your I Phone
Get to Know and Love Your iPad
Social Media for Seasoned Adults
Let s Begin With Computers!

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Introduction to PCs
Internet and Email Savvy
Windows 10
Microsoft Word
Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer

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Oktoberfest

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.

OLLI Catalog/Newsletter July – September 2017

OLLI Catalog/Newsletter April – June 2017

Al & Chet Scholarship Application

On Our Blog
Travel Literature with Charles Leahy
Charles Leahy
In the 20th century, travel literature gained a revised status due to travel writers adding some literary techniques to their works. Inspired by this resurgence, our new course introduces different types of travel literature and the travelers’ ways of interpreting people and cultures. Through the use of diaries, journals and various other documents, instructor Charles Leahy will have students... read more ❯

The Impact of a Social
Dick Harp
The memories that are made at our OLLI socials are exciting to share. Just ask Dick Harp, our OLLI director. He reflects on his experience with our most recent event. Following our February 13th “Paris Nights” social, I received an unusual number of email messages expressing the pleasure these members had about the theme of the evening. I really appreciate their kind thoughts and words.... read more ❯

Embracing Change
Embracing Change at OLLI
Change can be difficult for many, but it doesn’t have to be. Just ask Dick Harp, our OLLI director. He shares his humorous yet educational experience of adapting to modern technology. I regret to report I have succumbed to constant pressure from my grandchildren and have finally moved into the new and modern world. I am now the sorry owner of a new Apple iPhone 7. I was constantly being... read more ❯

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