Lifelong Learning, What’s Stopping You?Senior citizens can attend classes on University of Hawaii Manoa campus through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. For 10 years OLLI has been offering non-credit, college-level courses and other activities to encourage older individuals to engage their minds, enrich their lives, and serve the community. While the institute primarily serves mature learners aged 50+, the only true requirements for participation are maturity, life experience, and a desire to learn.

OLLI currently serves nearly one thousand senior learners in their membership program. The fee is $60 per year, which entitles the learner to participate in three college level courses or community projects. Professors and project leaders are all volunteers and subjects center around social sciences: art, science, history and community service.

OLLI is now enrolling for the spring semester online at: www.osher.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/ or at their office on Manoa campus Krauss Hall, Room 113. The courses are very popular, and there is often a waiting list, so apply early. For further information, call Rebecca Goodman at 808-956-8224.

Ellen Yasuda, a 79-year-old resident of Waikiki will be signing up online for classes at University of Hawaii Manoa campus

Ellen Yasuda, a 79-year-old resident of Waikiki will be signing up online for classes at University of Hawaii Manoa campus

Ellen Yasuda, a 79-year-old resident of The Plaza at Waikiki, shares her UH experience. She retired at age 61 as a claims examiner for Hawaii Medical Service Association. A world traveler, Yasuda has toured most parts of Europe, South America, Japan and China. Ellen has enjoyed taking a variety of classes at UH, such as history of world civilizations, Japanese history, art history, and language courses.

UH also offers non-credit college courses for a small fee, at the UHM Outreach College website, www.outreach.hawaii.edu/. Seniors and learners of any any age may enroll now for spring semester standard college-level courses. For outreach students, UH issues no college credits and keeps no transcripts. Is there something you always wanted to learn? What’s stopping you?

 

 


Rebecca Goodman, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
(808) 956-8224 | rgoodman@hawaii.edu
Dr. Patrica Masters, UHM Outreach College
(808) 956-9317 | pmasters@hawaii.edu

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