Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Continuing and Professional Education

Eugene/Springfield Announcements

Eugene/Springfield program announcements will be published on this page each month. Please read to the bottom of the page for all announcements.

December 2018

President’s Note

With a due date of Nov. 1, this “Note” is being written the day before Halloween—to be posted between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is the holiday season of in-gathering and celebration, with both our annual Holiday Party and a visit by our highest UO connection—Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Roger Thompson. One week ago was the national Osher conference, held every 18 months, in Arizona this year, with the Eugene/Springfield representation every 3 years. By now you will have received (and hopefully read) both the “Fundraising FAQs” and the mid-November end of calendar year solicitation for donations.

What can be added at this point are major Conference take-aways:

  • Prospects for a healthy long life are greatly enhanced by social connectivity and a well-exercised mind. Beyond diet and physical exercise, the kind of contribution made by OLLI membership is critical.
  • People usually feel good when they give, either through a tangible gift or a service. So give yourself the gift of feeling good and donate to support OLLI.
  • The gift to others: a “Share the Love” type free membership month, or an invitation to come to one of our large variety of lectures, discussions, and/or Special Interest Group gatherings.

Another OLLI gift to yourself and/or others: a copy of our amazing Silver Anniversary “Anthology” of member creativity in writings and visual images. See you at the party!

Susan Walcott, Eugene/Springfield Council President

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