LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 20, 2020) — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Kentucky is now accepting new members for the summer semester. Prorated summer memberships are $15 again this year, most classes are $25.
OLLI offers educational and enrichment courses, forums, shared interest groups, trips, events and more for adults 50 years and older.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all course registration will be online and held via ZOOM, including line dancing and yoga. OLLI is also holding ZOOM instructional classes, to help its members transition to online learning.
“Over these past few months, we’ve had to rethink how to provide lifelong learning opportunities,” said Diana Lockridge, the executive director of OLLI at UK. “Working closely with our advisory board members and instructors, who have such a passion for learning and a commitment to OLLI members, we were able to adapt numerous classes to remote learning, seven specifically to the Zoom platform — a brand new experience for us all. As we prepare for the summer and fall, we continue to learn together and to create new opportunities for learning and engagement.”
2020 OLLI Summer Courses include:
- OLLI fitness - three days a week;
- slow flow yoga - two days a week;
- line dancing: contemporary, classic and country – level one (absolute beginner), level two (high beginner) and level three (improver); and
- computer classes (three).
Along with summer classes OLLI is also offering the “OLLI Café” on Friday mornings for its members — an informal time for OLLI members to grab a cup of coffee or tea, log on to see what’s new and connect with each other — and online presentations from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Over Zoom, students will view art and artifacts from around the world while sharing in two-way conversations with museum educators. Presentations will be Friday afternoons at 2 p.m. from June 5–July 24 and cost $5 a session.
For OLLI membership options, questions about courses or any other information visit www.uky.edu/olli/. You can also contact Teresa Hager, the OLLI registrar, at 859-257-2656 or at Teresa.Hager@uky.edu.
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