WVU to offer summer courses for older adults beginning July 7

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Interested in learning more about jazz, opera or calligraphy? Want to hone your computer skills or learn how to make better choices in your retirement or your healthcare?

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at West Virginia University is offering Summer Sampler Courses for adults 50 and older, beginning July 7. A total of 25 classes are scheduled for the month and range in topic from history classes and discussion groups to skill-based classes including cooking, computers and calligraphy.

Most classes are held in OLLI’s Mountaineer Mall classroom and are usually scheduled for two-hour sessions Monday through Friday.

Founded in 1993, OLLI is a membership organization open to anyone age 50 or older regardless of educational background. The goal of the institute is to provide intellectually stimulating classes and discussions. Social and recreational activities – such as field trips to environmental and historic sites and for appreciation and study of the arts – are offered as well.

The institute is run and attended by its members, many of whom participate regularly year after year, getting to know one another as friends, co-volunteers and classmates.

More than 40 active and retired WVU faculty members support the curriculum. Instructors also include business and union experts, religious leaders and state and local specialists in public programs.

Annual memberships are $65. Memberships can also be purchased for an individual term for $32.50. Dues cover the costs of the courses, office expenses and teaching materials. There is no limit on the number of courses an individual can take.

For information on Summer Sampler Courses at OLLI see www.olliatwvu.org or call 304-293-1793.




For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 06-26-09

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