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SFSU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosts forums for people over 50



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


'Wise Talk' forums are offered weekly through Oct. 29 at SFSU Downtown Center

SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2003-- The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University hosts a weekly series of forums through Oct. 29 that provide opportunities for people ages 50 and up to explore issues important to their success in an ever-changing world.

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

All of the "Wise Talk" forums take place Wednesdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in room 310 at the SFSU Downtown Center, 425 Market St. (at Fremont Street), San Francisco. To attend, people must join OLLI. The $200 membership fee entitles people to take three classes per semester. For details or to register, call (415) 405-7711 or visit:

Oct. 1
Caretaking: What Caretakers Need to Know, Donna Schempp, program director and clinical supervisor, Family Caregiver Alliance, and Brent Kato, elder law attorney.

Oct. 8
Conscious Aging Movement: Spirituality and Traditional Religion, Dean Alan Jones, Grace Cathedral, and Matthew Fox, president and founder, University Creation Spirituality.

Oct. 15
Working for Love or Money: Continued Work for Pay, Pamela Perun, economist, San Francisco Urban Institute, and Amy Smith, executive director, Hands-on San Francisco.

Oct. 22
Aging in America: Slide Presentation, Ed Kashi, photojournalist, and Julie Winokur, writer.

Oct. 29
Mental Health/Healthy Aging, Patrick Arbore, Institute on Aging; Tessa ten Tusscher, president, Bay Area Psychological Testing Associates; and Elissa Epel, psychologist, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.


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