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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers an impressive selection of educational and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older. With a purpose to promote lifelong learning and continued intellectual and personal growth for retirement-age individuals, OLLI has become the place for fun, interactive learning in a safe and encouraging environment.

Curriculum draws from the interests, talents, and experiences of older adult learners. Academic courses are college level (without the homework, term papers, and tests), and cover everything from personal computers to fitness for life and visual arts. Social activities include various gatherings for dinner, laughter, and entertainment.

OLLI Scenic Ireland Tour

OLLI Travel Club

Scenic Ireland Tour


Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historical attractions-all of this and more await you on this Scenic Ireland tour, which includes Northern Ireland. You’ll visit some of the most famous cities as well as some of the smaller towns. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Irish way of life, see breathtaking scenery, hear about Ireland’s tumultuous history, and visit some of its historical sights.

Scenic Ireland Tour
Scenic Ireland Tour Airfare From Atlanta – Optional
Scenic Ireland Tour Single Supplement – Optional
Scenic Ireland Tour Travel Protection – Optional
Scenic Ireland Tour Pre Paid Gratuity – Optional
Scenic Ireland Tour Information Flyer – Trip Details

Our Courses and Events

Art & Music

Beginning Watercolor
Calligraphy – The Art of Beautiful Writing
Color Theory for the Artist
Drawing a Portrait
Drawing FUNdamentals
Florals in Watercolor
From Stage to Screen: Broadway Musicals and Hollywood Films Part 2 1968-2014
Gouache Painting
Instant Piano
Intermediate Oil Painting
Jewelry Making – More Techniques
Large Format Theatre Art
Legends and Basic Playing of the Native American Flute
Let’s Go Outside and Paint – Successful Methods of Plein Air Painting
Making Flowers
Oil Painting – Beginning
One Hit Wonders
Painted Vacations in Watercolor
Painting From Your Photographs
Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing – Beginning
Pencil, Pen and Ink – Intermediate
Sketching Your World – Beginner
Sketching Your World- Intermediate
The Artist’s Way
The Joy of Singing
The Zentangle Method
The Zentangle Method II
Watercolor From the Masters
Working BIG with Acrylics


Senior Adult Literacy Program – Various Dates
Hearing Screening – May 3
OLLI Spring Social – Under the Big Top – May 6, 2019


“Death and Taxes”
Beyond Traditional Long Term Care Insurance
Estate Planning for 2nd Marriages
Estate Planning for Your IRA
Personal Income Tax
Retirement, Tax and Estate Planning
Selling on the Internet
Social Security and Retirement Income Planning
Tax & Estate Planning for Your IRA
Understanding the New Tax Law in Retirement

Health & Fitness

Advance Care Planning
Ballet Basics
Chair Yoga
Fitness for Vitality and Longevity
Gentle Yoga
Hearing Screening
Pilates Basics
Preparing for the Expected and the Unexpected!
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II
The Labyrinth – A Walking Meditation


1864-65 – The Conflict Draws to an End – Booth
All Politics Really Is Local
American Civil War: Facts and Figures
An Illustrated History of the Protestant Reformation
Artificial Intelligence in an Age of Political Discord
Atlanta Civil War Sites Tour
Bourbon 101: An Introduction to the only Truly American Spirit
Civil War – Longstreet Tour
Civil War Leaders: Politicians and Officers
Cowboys, Indians and Others
Great Decisions
History of Slavery
Holiday Wines
Iron Maidens: Iron Warships of the Confederacy
James Longstreet: Lee’s Old “War-Horse”
Native American Voices from the Northern Plains
Permanent Monuments to America’s History
Reflections on Elections
Significant Historical Events Roundtable
The Gilded Age: 1866-1900, the forgotten decades in United States History
The Guerrilla War in Georgia
The Miracle of the Constitution
The Physics of Hope- Exploring the Universe of Creativity
The Quest for the Dutchman’s Gold – Booth
Trump: The Controversy


Advanced Spanish Conversation
Beyond Spanish is Fun
Character Development
Creative Writing- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Dissecting the Novel
Easy Spanish Conversation
Escape into Espionage (A Sequel to Spring into Spy Stories)
Exercises in Short Story Writing
Introduction to French I
Introduction to French II
Introduction to French III
Introduction to French IV
Introduction to Greek
Introduction to Italian I
Introduction to Italian II
Introduction to Italian III
Journaling Basics for Greater Creativity
Let’s Learn to Sign! – Beginning American Sign Language (ASL II)
Let’s Learn to Sign! – Beginning American Sign Language (ASL I)
Let’s Learn to Sign! – Conversational ASL
Let’s Learn to Sign! – Conversational ASL II
Pause to Practice (Just Added)
Show/Don’t Tell
Write a Western Novel- Booth
Write Non-fiction That Gets Published
Write your novel, NOW!

OLLI ScholarOLLI Scholar Spanish Certificate – These can be taken individually
Spanish is Fun! Part I
Spanish is Fun! Part II
Spanish is Fun! Part III
Spanish Is Fun! Part IV


“Tactical Bassin” on a Fly Rod
Astronomy – What’s Out There? Includes field trip
Basics of eBay Selling
Beginners Salsa
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part I
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part II – Play of the Hand
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part III- Defense
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part IV – Bidding Conventions
Bridge, Intermediate- Declarer Play at No Trump Contracts
Bridge, Intermediate- Declarer Play at Suit (Trump) Contracts
Composing in Watercolor
Creative Writing – Developing the Skills for Fiction
Deconstructing the Novel
Digital Photography – Introduction
Exploring Your Ancestors: Taking Your Research Online & Evaluating Genealogy Software
Exploring Your Ancestors: Your Genealogy Journey
Fly Fishing for Seniors
Hand Knit Christmas Stockings
Hand-Knit Socks Two Ways
Jewelry Making – Techniques for Beginners
Let’s Go Travel
Mah Jongg
Memoir Writing From the Senses
Publish Your Own Book
Shamrocks and Shenanigans- Ireland Here we Come!
The Best Way to Predict Your Future is to Re-Weave it!
World Literature – Travel Narratives


Basics of Amazon Selling
Beginning Basics of Microsoft Excel
Communicating Through Social Media
Get to Know and Love Your iPad
Get to Know and Love Your iPhone
Let s Begin With Computers!
Microsoft PowerPoint
Social Media for Seasoned Adults

OLLI ScholarOLLI Scholar Computer Certificate – These can be taken individually
Introduction to PCs
Windows 10
Microsoft Word
Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer



Spring Social

OLLI Spring Social - Under the Big Top May 6, 2019

Contact Us

Want to learn more about our travel program, sign up for an OLLI Club Room Membership, enroll in our literacy program or just have a question? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!

OLLI Club Room Membership

Membership privileges include free coffee, free computer use, 10% off any OLLI class (except when noted otherwise), regularly-scheduled bridge games and bridge marathons, and access to a special members-only area of KSU Center with our own OLLI library. For more information, fill out the form above.


OLLI Newsletter January – June 2019

OLLI Scholarships

Al & Chet Scholarship Application

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