Central Oregon program announcements will be published on this page each month. Please read to the bottom of the page for all announcements.
December is upon us again, and it will be a busy and short OLLI-UO month. Please mark your calendars and plan to come to the following events:
Not to mention three weeks of jam-packed OLLI programs!
So much has been discovered this first year of implementation of our OLLI-UO Financial Sustainability Plan. We are learning how to attract many more members, form partnerships with other higher-education organizations in Central Oregon who also want to reach our demographic, develop a culture of philanthropy among our members, and form strong working relationships with OLLI-UO in Eugene/Springfield and with UO Continuing and Professional Education staff.
I attended a Central Oregon Community College continuing education class on nutrition and health today. The presenter said something that I scribbled down, to this effect: 200 years ago, people weren’t living nearly as long as we are today. We know that, but she added a fresh perspective for me— “We can look upon age 50 to 90 as a ‘second life’ when compared to our ancestors.” We want to live this “second life” as well as we can—making good decisions about our health and giving back to the world. OLLI-UO is our organization to make this second life a real joy.
OLLI Central Oregon President
Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are a great way for OLLI-UO Central Oregon members to continue lifelong learning beyond the classroom! These groups provide new opportunities to form friendships with other members around shared interests. They are independent and self-directed, with members deciding where and when to meet and how the group will function.
As an OLLI member, you may be interested in forming a SIG that meets for a weekly lunch, plays pickleball, shares gardening tips, enjoys nature walks or foreign movies. Other examples: Genealogy, Conversational Spanish, Archeology, Day Hikes, Science Fiction Movies, Beginning Bridge, Photography, Plant-based Living, Culinary Adventures . . . and more.
Choose here for more information about SIGs. We will be providing more information, as our goal is to launch our Shared Interest Groups in January 2019!