Monday, July 13
There's a lot to discover at OLLI this fall, from the use (and misuse) of the American military to how to build a great memoir. Add in Shakespeare, inequality, the art of the song, the business of health care, Abraham Lincoln and more, and what you get is an abundance of fascinating and revelatory learning. Registration opens Monday, July 13, which is when courses and syllabai will be viewable online. Term starts Monday, Sept. 21. All courses will be live, interactive and online with most recorded to view later, if desired. We've also expanded the term to eight weeks and shortened class time to 1.5 hours to minimize screen fatigue. Peruse the brochure and start thinking about what you want to discover next.
Tuesday, July 14
How does one achieve a happier older adulthood? What are the tools required to build mental and emotional flexibility, nurture a sense of humor, face reality, get help if you can, keep doing the things that bring you joy and be kind and patient with yourself and others?
Join us for three workshops — July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 1, from 3:30-4:30 PM — as author and OLLI member and 4th Age Salon co-lead Sara Orem presents current research and experiences on selected topics, and invites members to share stories, suggestions, solutions, resources, or whatever they see as useful to the current discussion. RSVP for the link to join. You will use the same link each week. Learn more about what's planned.
Wednesday, July 15
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the consequences of an attack on science and government itself. Many among us are looking to the November 2020 election as an opportunity to mobilize for change. But, how? To what policy ends? In concert with whom?
This four-week discussion group led by Brian Murphy, president emeritus of De Anza College, provides an opportunity for current OLLI members to talk together about the election, to hear from organizers in the field about opportunities for engagement, and to share about their own experiences as election organizers. RSVP for the link to join. You will use the same Zoom link all four weeks. Learn about each week's focus.
Tuesday, July 21
Join us for our Fall Showcase on Tuesday, July 21, at 10 AM to hear directly from faculty about their upcoming courses and to ask your questions. RSVP for the link to attend. And please share the link and invite others to come, too! The magic of remote learning means that you can take courses with family and friends near and far. Some members already have:
Wednesday, July 22
OLLI Reads is an opportunity for current OLLI members to engage with texts that deal with the incredible moment in which we now inhabit: a moment full of tragedy, and one also full of possibility. Over four weeks, we will read both nonfiction accounts and fictional renditions of events that will instruct us in how to move through an increasingly complex world. RSVP for the link to join.
Facilitated by OLLI @Berkeley Curriculum Coordinator, Matt Shears, OLLI Reads is an opportunity for OLLI members to engage with texts and each other in order to take our conversation beyond the Zoom room and out into the living world. Learn more.
Tuesday, August 4
Please join us on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 3:30-4:30 PM, for an eye-opening presentation by Dr. Allison Harvey, Berkeley's Director of the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic, who will discuss "Tips & Tricks for Improving Sleep: Leveraging Sleep and Cicadian Science." Sleep plays a critical role in a wide range of cognitive, physicial and emotional functions. Yet to sleep well, we need to feel safe, non-anxious and non-worried — difficult in our current moment. RSVP for the Zoom link.
Tuesday, August 18
A virtual tour of highlights will create a way of seeing a place you know well — with a new face, a new outlook and adjust to a new reality. Annice Jacoby will give an overview of the visual mood of some usually bustling hoods, through the lens of the art that has erupted, with and without permission. Some art is commissioned, some pasted, sprayed or scrawled silently with nobody around to see.
Join artist, activist and author Annice Jacoby on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 3:30 PM, on a virtual journey around town and inventory the dynamism and impact of the art. RSVP for the link to join. Learn more.