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Learning Opportunities for Lifelong Learner Adults in Orange County

Are you over age 50 and a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy attending classes on interesting topics without having to worry about exams or grades?  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) might be the right organization for you!

The OLLI program is offered at various universities in Orange County: UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, and UC Riverside. It is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation and created exclusively for adults age 50+ eager to cultivate their minds and enhance their lives through education.

There are no entrance requirements, grades nor exams so “students” can learn in a relaxed atmosphere.  The OLLI offers general sessions (one lecture per subject) and short courses (a series of lectures on a subject) that are open to members only, along with field trips and extra activities opened to members and guests.

The program offers a wide range of classes on various topics. This Spring at UC Irvine, you could attend general sessions on “Creative Writing for Potential Authors,” “Great Women Artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries,” or “Artificial Intelligence.” Short courses will include sessions on “Wine Wars” where you will be tasting and learning about wines from different regions. I wish I was of age to attend these exciting classes!

If you feel like taking a field trip this Spring, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute could take you to Santa Barbara for Orchids or Wine and Shopping. You could also visit the Orange County Crime Lab or tour LA’s Hidden Gardens. New members and guests are invited to join trips and OLLI Extra that include groups such as the Gastronomer’s Group or the Travel Talk Group.

Many of our clients enjoy courses and activities offered by OLLI and are raving fans. More information is available on the UC Irvine Osher Lifelong Learning Institute website. View their Spring Catalog online or request a printed copy. Adventure is out there!

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