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SFSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosts free open house Thursday



Matt Itelson
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


New membership program for people over 50 offers education, self-expression, dialogue

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at San Francisco State University kicks off with a free open house for prospective students age 50 and over. The institute’s courses, conversations and forums are created specifically for them.

As baby boomers are now pushing retirement and senior citizenship, many want to remain active intellectually and in their communities and are pondering how to explore the next stage of their lives.

OLLI establishes a learning community where baby boomers can exchange thoughts and feelings on issues, seek greater creative and self expression, learn to navigate their futures, and find ways to continue to make a difference in their lives and communities.

People over 50 are expected to increase to 20 percent of the U.S. population in the next three decades.

One of a handful of such centers created across the country with three-year, $300,000 grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI offers courses in art-making, storytelling, politics, international affairs, wellness, public speaking, entrepreneurship and more.

Prospective students
- Photographer Marcia Lieberman, OLLI artist-in-residence
- Author Cyra McFadden, OLLI artist-in-residence
- Susan Hoffman, OLLI program director

3 – 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4

SFSU Downtown Center, 425 Market St. (at Fremont Street), San Francisco


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