Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Offers Enrichment
for Older Adults

August 2011 Update: Program Discontinued

Classes, conversations and an array of adventures — that's what awaits you as a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). As a new member of the Kennedy Library family, OLLI presents many interesting and engaging lifelong learning opportunities to the Central Coast community age 50 and older.

Bernard Osher provided endowment funds to universities across the country for the purpose of making academic and community learning opportunities available to adults living nearby. His generous philanthropy gave Cal Poly the chance to create and initiate an educational program of highly regarded subject matter, both academic and community oriented.

From Kennedy Library’s 2011 Annual Publication (15.54 MB)

Over 35 programs were offered this fall. "The San Luis Obispo community expects available learning opportunities in a wide variety of topics. In the future, OLLI will add new dimensions to its program, including 'tracks'; to break down a complex subject across terms," said Doris Derelian, OLLI program director. "Another new OLLI change will be personal development offerings on such topics as writing one's memoirs and getting published."

Library patrons are encouraged to investigate all OLLI has to offer. Two levels of membership are available. Membership benefits may include the Performing Arts Center, Sports Events, El Corral Bookstore discounts and, of course, library privileges so vital to a lifelong learner.