Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico

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 It’s Summertime, Summertime, SumSumSummertime!

OLLI Summer Term is Better Than Summer Camp!Class Registration is Now Open!

This year’s Summer Term schedule is once again “Better Than Summer Camp,” with more than 30 classes featuring fun, adventure, fresh air, creativity, and (as always) lifelong learning. Classes begin June 1.

You can browse our online schedule and/or download all of the schedule and membership information here:

Summer Packet: Schedule, Calendar, Membership & Class Registration Forms [pdf]
Summer Packet with Class Descriptions [ pdf ]

Join OLLI or Renew Your Membership for Summer

Membership is required to participate in OLLI classes, activities, and events. If you’re new to OLLI, you can get started by signing up and paying fees either online or with our mailable form.

Membership options:

Summer ‘18 Membership Fee: $60

Returning members can renew your membership online or call 530-898-6679. You can also download and mail in a membership form. Don’t remember or don’t have your ID number handy? No worries! Just click the ID Lookup” button when you log in to register for classes.

Not sure whether you’ve paid spring fees? Call the OLLI office at 530-898-6679 to confirm. You need to pay for the spring term before you can register for classes.

Summer Bus Trip to the Legion of Honor Museum

Sandro Botticelli's 'Idealized Portrait of a Lady' is one of the paintings features in the San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum's exhibit, "Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters"

View the upcoming exhibit “Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters.” A pre-trip lecture will be offered by Professor Emerita Dolores Mitchell who has researched, published, and taught 19th Century European art.

Pre-Trip Lecture • Wed., June 27 • 1–2:30PM • Craig Hall, Gordon 1
Bus Trip to Museum • Sat., June 30 • 7:45AM8PM • Legion of Honor, San Francisco

Ticket Price: Includes lecture, bus fare, museum & exhibit entry, and driver gratuity.

OLLI Members: $90*    • OLLI Guests: $100

Register online, by mail using our registration form, or by calling the OLLI office at 530-898-6679. Registration and payment deadline has been extended to Friday, June 15.
* A paid membership in any ‘17-‘18 term is required to receive the member price.

Brain States: Your Brain-Body Connection & How to Improve It

Summer ‘18 Intersession Lecture Series Led by Dr. Joni Samples

Brain States Summer Intersession Lecture Series

Back by popular demand, this four-part series, led by Dr. Joni Samples, runs all four Tuesdays in August. Cost is $10 per class or $35 for the full series. Register now and beat the heat in OLLI classrooms this summer!

4 Workshops: Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21, & 28
When & Where: 1:30 pm–3:00 pm | Craig Hall, Bradley 2
Fee: $10 per session or $35 for the full series

Class 1: The Brain and How it Works [ Description ]
Class 2: Your Heart and Body & How They are Connected to the Brain [ Description ]
Class 3: Improving the Brain-Body Connection Physically [ Description ]
Class 4: Improving the Brain-Body Connection Mentally [ Description ]

Register online, by mail (pdf), or pay at the door for any workshop(s) you attend.

Campus Partnership Enhances Learning Through Improved Hearing & Listening Techniques

OLLI Hearing && Listening Workshop A recent study by OLLI at UC Berkeley showed that the #1 reason OLLI members leave OLLI is because of hearing loss and the frustration and/or embarrassment it causes. In an effort to counter this trend, OLLI is partnering with Dr. Suzanne Miller, director of the Center for Communications Sciences & Disorders (CMSD), to develop teaching/learning opportunities for OLLI peer leaders and CSU, Chico students. Personal consultations, research projects, and classroom visits to assess OLLI’s sound systems in our primary classrooms are all underway this spring. These activities follow two workshops last fall, where Dr. Miller and her students addressed hearing loss and identified ways we can improve the overall classroom experience by becoming aware of the issues and techniques used to address hearing loss. These activities also give CSU, Chico students the opportunity to work with older adults in a classroom setting, which is as much a learning opportunity to help them succeed as it is for OLLI. Stay tuned for more information!

A Brighter OLLI Is an Engaged OLLI!

OLLI serves a vibrant community of adults over 50 who are generally well-educated, active, engaged in life, and have disposable income. The generous gifts of our business sponsors support the cognitive and social benefits of OLLI, help us deliver excellent programming, and enable us to offer fee assistance to members who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate. Thank you to our Business Sponsors!

       OLLI thanks our Gold Level Business Sponsors for their generous support. OLLI Business Sponsor: Altum Wealth Advisors Harris && Plottel Attorneys at Law: Gold Sponsor of OLLI at CSU Chico  
  Chico Hearing Aid Center OLLI Business Sponsor: Cal Water  
        OLLI thanks our Silver Level Business Sponsors for their generous support. OLLI Business Sponsor: Chico Eye Center Enloe Medical Center    
Logo: Mark G Womack, DDS OLLI thanks our Silver Level Business Sponsor Dr. Loeta Robles, DDS, for their generous support.    

Meet Your Match!

OLLI Volunteer Connections

Volunteers are the backbone of OLLI at CSU, Chico. They provide instruction, communications, technical support, outreach, and help us make important social connections. Without volunteer support, OLLI Chico could not provide the array of lifelong learning experiences members enjoy year-round. The Volunteer Connections Program is designed to keep OLLI programming sustainable by expanding volunteer participation. Learning more about you—your skills and interests—will help us connect you to areas of need within the organization. Email us if you’d like to Connect Today.