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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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

American West Influence on Operatic and Broadway Productions of Musical Compositions
Animation Appreciation
Beginning Watercolor
Calligraphy – The Art of Beautiful Writing
Color Theory for the Artist
Drawing a Portrait
Drawing FUNdamentals
Drawing Landscapes
Fearless Rendering in Pen and Ink
Film Noir 2: The Femme Fatales of Noir
Florals in Watercolor
Gouache Painting
Great Historic Voices of Opera
Instant Piano
Jewelry Making – More Techniques
Legends and Basic Playing of the Native American Flutes
Let s Go Outside and Paint – Successful Methods of Plein Air Painting
Mozart: The Man and His Operas
Oil Painting – Beginning
Painted Vacations in Watercolor
Painting From Your Photographs
Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing – Beginning
Pencil, Pen and Ink – Intermediate
Piano By Ear
Sketching Your World
Sketching Your World- Intermediate
The American Western From John Ford to Clint Eastwood
The Art of Steven Spielberg
The Zentangle Method
The Zentangle Method II
Watercolor From the Masters
Watercolor with Pen & Ink – Advanced

Events

Hearing Screening
OLLI Winter Social – Winter Wonderland
Respecting Choices
Wine Appreciation

Finance

“Death and Taxes”
Asset Protection and Tax Tips for Retirees with Retirement Accounts
Beyond Traditional Long Term Care Insurance
Do I Need an Estate Plan?
Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
Estate Planning for 2nd Marriages
Generational Wealth Transfer Strategies
Navigating Your Financial Life
Personal Income Tax
Respecting Choices
Retirement and Social Security
Retirement Income Planning
Retirement, Tax and Estate Planning
Selling on the Internet
Tax Free

Health & Fitness

AppreciaTEA
Fitness for Vitality and Longevity
Gentle Yoga
Hearing Screening
How is Your Waist Size Affecting Your Health?
Living Without Pain and Inflammation
Manipulation 101- How to Teach Yourself to Be LESS Manipulated
Pilates Basics
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II
The Labyrinth – A Walking Meditation

History

A History of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Bourbon 101: An Introduction to the only Truly American Spirit
Civil War – The Atlanta Campaign
Civil War in the Western Theater- Booth
Great Decisions
History of Exploration
How Minor Wars Influenced the History of the World
Introduction to Wine – A Journey
Iron Maidens: Iron Warships of the Confederacy
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
Life in the Past Lane
Lincoln: Commander in Chief
Native American Voice from the Great Plains
Reflections on Elections
Shipwrecks – Time Capsules from the Past
Sites of the Atlanta Campaign Tour
Spanish Wines
Spirits of The Great American West
The Civil War in Georgia
The Early Years: US Involvement in Vietnam 1941-1961
The Guerrilla War in Georgia
The Native Americans
Vietnam

Languages

Great British Novel – Race, Gender, Capitalism and Colonialism in 18th-20th Century Modern Fiction
Beginning French
Conversational Spanish
Dissecting the Novel
Dissecting Your Novel- Mystery/Thriller Focused
Dissecting Your Novel- Romance Novel Focused
How to Write Historical Fiction
Introduction to French I
Introduction to French II
Introduction to French III
Introduction to Italian I
Ladies of Southern Literature
Learn Short Fiction From A Pro
Show/Don’t Tell
Soul Coaching
Spanish is Fun! Part I
Spanish is Fun! Part II
Spanish is Fun! Part III
Spanish Is Fun! Part IV
Spring into Spy Stories
Write your novel, NOW!

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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

“Tactical Bassin” on a Fly Rod
Astronomy – What’s Out There?
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- Intermediate- Modern No Trump Bidding and Play
Building Blocks Sampler
Creative Writing
Digital Photography – Introduction
Exploring Your Ancestors: Your Genealogy Journey
Fly Fishing for Seniors
Jewelry Making – Techniques for Beginners
Little Sweaters, Big Techniques
Mah Jongg
Memoir Writing
Publish Your Own Book
The Math Behind the Games
Wine Appreciation

Technology

Basics of Amazon Selling
Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer
Get to Know and Love Your iPad
Internet and Email Savvy
Introduction to PCs
Know How To Go!
Let s Begin With Computers!
Microsoft Word
Social Media for Seasoned Adults
Windows 10

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

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 January – March 2018

Al & Chet Scholarship Application

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