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OLLI Leisure World SUMMER 2015



Short Stories
Join us to read and discuss a new selection of impressive short stories. The short story is sometimes an under-appreciated art form. The characters must be established quickly and efficiently. The author must create tone, voice, style, atmosphere, point of view, and communicate an aspect of our human condition. Let us see if the short stories we read meet the criteria. Class limit: 18 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Fern Ramirez and class members
Mondays, June 29 – Aug. 17
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4



Sleep and dreaming are essentials for health and wholeness. The purpose of this class is to appreciate dreams as an art form. Each night of sleep contains 5-6 entries into unconscious dreamscape scenarios. A variety of methods will be explored for incubation and retrieval of both the contents and accompanying emotions of dreams. By focusing on interpretive skills we can enhance our innate and idiosyncratic wisdoms. Class limit: 15
LW residents receive priority registration for this class.

Instructor: Barbara L. Reinhart, M.A.
Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug. 18
2:30 - 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3


Beginning Watercolor Painting
Learn to paint using watercolors with a talented teacher and artist. Bring your own supplies to the
Leisure World classroom to try out new techniques in a guided setting.
Class limit: 25 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 4, Art Studio at back of the building


Longevity Stick – “Movement is the best Medicine”
The purpose is to help prevent disease and deterioration, protect your health and increase body awareness. Combining eastern and western medical knowledge, the 12 easy–to-learn movements aid in developing better balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, breathing capacity, mental focus and concentration. Bring a one-inch dowel - one to two inches longer than your height - with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing.
Class limit: 25 LW residents have priority registration for this class.
Instructors: Lynne Marsh, M.A.
Wednesdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C


The Writer’s Toolbox
There are many ways to approach a story be it fiction, memoir, or non-fiction. The creative urge tells you what you want to express and technique gives you the tools with which to write it. The emphasis of this class will be on showing rather than telling. You will have the opportunity to exercise your writing skills and use the “tool of the day” to improve the piece you create in class. For example, one technique we will work on is how to make a description more vivid. Whether you are a beginning or experienced writer, this class will help to hone your writing skills.
LW residents receive priority registration for this class.

Instructor: Betty Coven, Ph.D., psychologist, author
Fridays, June 26 - Aug.21
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

A Glamorous You has been cancelled...

Writing for Wellness
Words can help you heal. The simple act of written expression is a miracle. Life threatening illnesses and tragedies affect all of us. Through directed writing we can restore hope, compassion, and care. Subjects include choosing happiness, recapturing joy, and capturing nature’s power. This class will not focus on grammar or professional writing but on expressing oneself, and will help the writer heal. The class contents will be based on techniques in the book Writing for Wellness by Julie Davey. Books will be available for class use.
Class limit: 25 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Joan Smith
Fridays, August 7 - August 28 (4 weeks)
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3



Please send a Registration Form with your check to:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSULB
HS&D, Room 100 MS-5609
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-5609

For more information, call OLLI at CSULB Office: 562-985-8237
Fax: 562-985-8213
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