Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico

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Brain States: Your Brain & How It Works For or Against You

Brain States Summer Intersession Lecture SeriesSummer Intersession Lecture Series Back by Popular Demand!

Led by Dr. Joni Samples

Your brain is an amazing, three pound adventure in your body. It keeps you breathing, your heart beating, and your blood pressure somewhere around normal. Well, it normally keeps your blood pressure around normal, but what if you get angry or depressed? What if something exciting happens like a new marriage or a move? How does your brain work in those times? This class will explore the ways and whys you brain works the way it does and how you can have an effect over the way it operates. Dr. Joni Samples invites you to come and listen, enjoy, and participate in the way your brain works!

5 Workshops: Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

When & Where: 10:30am–Noon | Chico New Thought Center, 14 Hillary Lane

Fee: $10 per session or $45 for the series of 5

Registration: Secure, online registration is now available if you wish to pay by credit card! Or, download the registration form and mail to the OLLI office or stop by during regular office hours, Monday–Thursday, 9am–1pm. You can also pay at the door for any workshop(s) you attend.

Fall Museum Bus Trip & Art LectureLegion of Honor Exhibit: Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco is the first exhibition to examine the height of the millinery trade in Paris, from around 1875 to 1914, as reflected in the work of the Impressionists. It features approximately 40 Impressionist paintings and pastels, including key works by Degas, Renoir, Manet, Cassatt, and Toulouse-Lautrec, plus 40 exquisite examples of period hats. A pre-trip lecture will be offered by artist Dolores Mitchell who will share published research on Degas and Manet, and explore painting techniques, compositions and psychological aspects of the Legion of Honor exhibit.

Pre-Trip Lecture • Craig Hall, Gordon 1 • Thursday, Sept 7 • 1–2:30PM
Bus Trip to Museum • Legion of Honor, San Francisco • Thursday, Sept 14 • 7:45AM8PM

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 is Monday, August 21. * A paid membership in any ‘17-‘18 term is required to receive the member price.

It’s Time for a Peek at FallOLLI Fall Term

It’s here! The curriculum committee and our volunteer Peer Leaders have outdone themselves yet again. We have 126 classes scheduled to keep you engaged and learning this fall. Take a look at the schedule for all of the details.

Registration opens Aug. 17 at 9am. Classes begin September 5.

You can renew your membership or join OLLI online or by calling 530-898-6679. You can also download and mail in a ‘17-‘18 membership form.

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!

       Gold Level Business Sponsor    OLLI Business Sponsor: Altum Wealth Advisors Harris && Plottel Attorneys at Law: Gold Sponsor of OLLI at CSU Chico
        OLLI Business Sponsor: Chico Eye Center Enloe Medical Center  
Chico Hearing Aid Center Logo: Mark G Womack, DDS  

OLLI Appreciates Our Peer Leaders!

OLLI peer leaders provide the lifelong learning opportunities we so enjoy. Once a year, they’re treated to lunch and showered with gratitude. We appreciate ALL of you who joined us at our Spring Luncheon to help us recognize these amazing volunteers.

OLLI Peer Leaders

A Brighter is a Stronger OLLI: Paul Moore

Creating a Brighter OLLI…Begins with You!

What will OLLI look like in 3 years, in 5 years, or in 15 years? Recently our members told us that they are (very!) happy with the OLLI of today…that their membership has value, that OLLI is a wise investment. Our vision of OLLI is one of an organization that is stronger, smarter, more connected, and enduring, all coming together to Create a Brighter OLLI.

We’ve defined new ways for our members and supporters to help us achieve this goal, better ways to leverage their investment in the organization and help OLLI realize its vision. And, of course, we’re continuing with existing fundraising activities, starting with the launch of our 2016-17 Annual Fund Campaign. We invite you to take a look and learn from some of our current supporters about how you can help to strengthen our community, inspire other supporters, and achieve the greatest return on your investment in OLLI.

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.