The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) fall registration will begin Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in person in the OLLI Classroom 101 located in Cal State Long Beach’s Human Services and Design Building (HS&D). Thereafter registrations will be accepted in the OLLI office located in the HS&D Building, Room 100, near the corner of Palo Verde Avenue and East University Drive or by mail.
Those interested can request or pick up a copy of the course catalog, The SUN, and view classes offered from Oct. 6 to Dec. 9. Once individuals decide which classes to take they can complete the registration form and submit it with cash or check to CSULB.
OLLI is offering a host of lecture classes, including new topics titled Classic Movie Comedies, Japanese 101, The Greening of America, CSI for the Potential Juror and Land of Enchantment. Among classes returning for the fall session will be Copy Cat Art, Opera presentations from L.A. Opera Educators, Taking Better Photos, Fear Not and I Speak Shakespeare. Also available is the opportunity to learn archery and bowling skills during the eight-week session.
For those looking to improve their health and fitness, OLLI offers Tai Chi Chih, Senior Yoga, Naturopathic Medicine and Longevity Stick. Fitness classes are held in the CSULB LifeFit Center on campus as well as at the Pine Ave. and Leisure World OLLI locations.
OLLI computer classes are conducted by skilled instructors in the campus’ 12-seat state-of-the-art PC/Mac lab. New offerings this semester will be Computers Demystified (PC/4 weeks) and iPad Apps Only, along with a Beginning Computer 101 course.
Currently, OLLI locations include the HS&D building on the CSULB Campus, rooms 101 and 119; OLLI Pine Avenue at 737 Pine Avenue, Suite 202; OLLI Leisure World, 13533 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach; Recreation Park Lawn Bowling Center, Long Beach; and the Albert Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Willow, Long Beach.
OLLI at CSULB’s annual membership fee of $40 covers the winter, spring, summer and fall sessions and is pro-rated for the spring and summer sessions at $20. Tuition is $10 per lecture class and $35 per eight-week and $20 per four-week computer class. Parking permits are available for a fee.
OLLI is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services. OLLI is operated almost totally by volunteers, from instructors to committees and clerical work. Classes are self-supporting. There are four eight-week sessions each year. Classes are typically 90 minutes one day a week. OLLI offers widely varied courses of interest to persons 50 years of age or older. There is no academic prerequisite for admission.