All of this back-to-school talk has some of us feeling jealous of the younger folks in our community who are—as we speak—browsing through course catalogs, scheduling classes, and making plans for the academic year ahead. Fall is all possibility, with course descriptions that promise to transport us back to Ancient Egypt, illuminate the fundamentals of our Democracy, or make us the great performers we’ve always known we could be.
For those of us who never want to stop learning, Sierra College’s OLLI—Osher Lifelong Learning Institute—is just the thing to satisfy our back-to-school envy. OLLI offers classes for people age 50 and over who are eager to expand their knowledge on a variety of topics, without tests or grades. With classes on art, film, history, health, literature, music, and science there is something for everyone. And that Ancient Egypt class? It starts in October.
OLLI classes are offered at the Grass Valley, Tahoe-Truckee, Rocklin, and Roseville Sierra College campuses. No previous educational background is necessary to join OLLI, just a desire and interest to learn or experience something new.
Class fees range from $15 to $50 and OLLI offers a whole slate of free classes. You must be a Club OLLI member to register for a class or special interest group. Annual membership is $20 and is valid from August 1 to July 31 each year.
Ready to enroll? Flip through the Fall 2017 OLLI Catalog for more information.
For more information about the Sierra College OLLI, call 1-800-242-4004 extension 6290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.