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OLLI Open House Set for Jan. 27

1/21/2008 —

For adults who never want to stop experiencing life and learning, Penn State York invites you to be a part of a community that celebrates learning in a relaxed and accepting environment, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State York (OLLI).  Learn more about this exciting new organization in York at an open house on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Conference Center at Penn State York.  OLLI is open to all adults who love to learn.

Stimulating courses are the primary focus of OLLI. Courses set to begin in April are Environmentally Speaking:  What Are We Up to in York?, It’s Never Too Late to Eat Healthy, Religion as Seen through a Believer’s Eyes, Interconnections Between Math and Music, Discovering York County’s Past, and York’s Human Contributions to the World.  Course instructors will be available during the open house to meet and talk with about their upcoming courses.  OLLI courses are taught by volunteers who want to share their expertise and talents including college faculty members, hobbyists, artists, schoolteachers, and practicing professionals.  The six-week classes beginning in April are offered during the day and are 90 minutes in length. To cover costs, OLLI has a $50 yearly membership fee that covers two semesters and a $20 fee for each course taken.

OLLI is a nonprofit, volunteer driven organization established to enrich the lives of mature adults living in York County by providing a variety of educational and social enrichment activities.  OLLI at Penn State York is one of more than 100 lifelong learning institutes across the nation that is supported by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation.    The grant was made available locally through Penn State which now has three OLLI sites, University Park, Mont Alto and York.   

A grant of $4,000 was provided to York’s OLLI.  In addition to this funding, Penn State York has received a venture grant of $7,500 from the York County Community Foundation.

Registration for the open house is suggested but not required and walk-ins are welcome. Please call 717-771-4015 or e-mail olli@yk.psu.edu to receive registration and activity information or to register for the open house.
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