OLLI Memoir Class: Remembering Pets, Wars, Neighbors

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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By MARY NUGENT - Staff Photo
This story is reprinted in full from the Chico Enterprise Record.

CHICOmary brashearsMary Brashears is preparing for her fifth semester teaching “Writing Your Slice of Life” for other seniors who will be taking her class just because they want to. She will be teaching “Writing your Slice of Life — Creating Your Own Memoir” for Chico State University’s learning-in-retirement program.

Brashears is teaching something that interests her. She is one of many retired people who are peer leaders for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a program at Chico State University based on learning for learning’s sake. Those who participate explore new topics, discuss current events, and meet other retired people of a similar mindset.