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OLLI Keeps Seniors Connected During Pandemic

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When retirement arrives, many seniors look at their newfound free time as an opportunity to explore areas of interest that may have been pushed aside for years due to careers, parenting and other obligations. Couple that with research that cites continuing education as a key component to preventing cognitive and physical decline, and there exists a large segment of the population that wants to become lifelong learners.

Operating under the CSUF’s Extension and International Programs office, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, OLLI-CSUF, began in 2006 as a membership organization for retired or semi-retired people who desire to learn, connect and grow through a wide range of educational classes, physical activities and social events.

Due to COVID-19, the program has moved its classes to an online format. OLLI-CSUF vice president of programs, Ellie Monroe, along with the help of vice president of technology, Bob Newcomb, and a team of volunteers, has spearheaded the transition to remote learning. Continue reading in the  Orange County Register.