Tell us a little about yourself.  I am a retired person, a wife, a mother and a grandmother — roles that I love — and also a lifetime student. I’m from the East Coast, and moved to California in 1974. I completed my studies at Berkeley and loved every minute of my experience there. It was...
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, how can we re-emerge with a sense of hope and vitality? On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Amy Eva, Associate Education Director at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, joined us to share research-based skills and strategies for developing self-...
Dear OLLI members and friends,The cautious optimism many of us felt just a few months ago has hit a hurdle with the rise of the Delta variant and the recommendation of booster shots to fight off waning immunity.With the health and well-being of our members, faculty and staff top of mind, I want to...
Sara embracing both clouds and skyBy Sara OremSara Orem, Ph.D, is a longtime OLLI instructor, member and volunteer.Last week I had a Holter monitor pasted to my chest after the technician warned me that he was going to torture me (by sandpapering my chest to create enough roughness so that the...
By Hugh Winig, M.D.Dr. Winig is a retired psychiatrist and longtime OLLI @Berkeley member and volunteer.None of us will likely return to our lives as we knew them prior to the pandemic. In addition to whatever normal aging or health challenges that arose regardless of the pandemic, the fragility of...
So you want to investigate your own past. How to begin?First you should access and organize your own personal records. These are going to be extremely valuable assets in your research. And it's here that packrats have an inherent advantage, although many of them may need help organizing their...
Photo by Jim WatkinsEvan Johnson is an actor/creator, teaching artist, and community builder with over 15 years of experience. He’s the director of the Cosmic Elders Theatre Ensemble, and he hosts regular gatherings, events, and workshops. Evan’s background is in physical theatre, improv, solo...
July 2021Chances are, you know Bruce Brown. Or at least have seen Bruce in his current iteration as a postage-stamp-sized head on Zoom. Whether you’ve attended an OLLI @Berkeley opera course, a history course, a rock ‘n’ roll course, a course on how the brain works, on whether extraterrestrial life...
Photo by Maia Sawi California “reopened” last week, and many of us are slowly easing back into public life cautiously optimistic about the months ahead. Masks? Restaurants? Airplanes? Big group gatherings? While we all know what the guidance says, each of us is determining our own comfort level....
Amy with her father BuckOLLI @Berkeley is a community of lifelong learners, ages 50 and above, insatiably curious about the world. Our members are readers, writers, justice-fighters, performing-arts-goers, hikers, builders, travelers, gardeners, volunteers, sports fans, film buffs, and (as a...

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