Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Announces Boulder Location, Open House

OLLI at DU Expands to Boulder! – Community Meeting and Open House Planned for October 23, 2018

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Denver (OLLI at DU) is very pleased to announce the January 2019 opening of its new Boulder location.  OLLI at DU is a program designed for adults age 50+ who wish to pursue intellectual learning opportunities in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere.  Thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at DU (established in 1996) is one of more than 120 institutes across the U.S. that are helping older learners find personal fulfillment.

There will be an Open House on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at our new OLLI location – Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder – to familiarize prospective members with the program and classes that will be offered. Mountain View United is an excellent location with extensive classroom, lecture, audio-visual, and social facilities.

OLLI classes meet during three eight-week terms each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring), and include subjects in history, music, film, political science, writing, literature, philosophy, science, religion, global issues, and more.  In addition, there are workshops and seminars that expand the OLLI curriculum.  Most classes, which meet one day a week for two hours, are facilitated by OLLI members who have professional knowledge or a scholarly interest in a subject area. Facilitators include retired faculty members, community and civic leaders, and independent scholars.

OLLI members may participate in as many classes as they want at any of the six OLLI sites – Boulder, East, Central, West, South, and the DU Campus – for $130 per term. Registration for OLLI-Boulder’s first term (Winter 2019) will be held in December 2018, followed by the Spring 2019 term starting at the end of March.

The best way to explore OLLI offerings is to visit the program’s various web links.  An overview is available at https://universitycollege.du.edu/olli/.  Information specific to the new Boulder site can be found at http://portfolio.du.edu/olliboulder.  This web page will be expanded as the curriculum is finalized over the next few months.

Check back often at http://portfolio.du.edu/olliboulder for OLLI-Boulder updates, including the schedule, registration information, and course catalog, which will be posted on-line on November 19, 2018.  And be sure to register your email address on the web page for automatic updates.

We look forward to seeing you at the October 23rd Open House for OLLI, where curiosity never retires!

About Charlie Erdrich

Charles Erdrich is a member of the Age Well Advisory Committee for the City of Boulder and the Aging Advisory Council of Boulder County. For more info on the program, contact Barbara Darling, OLLI-Boulder Site Manager, at barbara.darling@du.edu, or Charlie at cerdrich@gmail.com.

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