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OLLI Summer Programs

LSU Eunice announced its summer 2013 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programs. The Cajun Prairie Chapter of OLLI located at LSU Eunice offers various courses for citizens 50 years or older.

"We are offering a variety of courses this summer that have been requested by community members," said Sue Street, the community volunteer director. "Topics include citrus production, basic computer training, genealogy, nutrition, and a Shakespeare study group."

OLLI begins its second year of offering community-centered leisure learning programs in the summer of 2013. The Cajun Prairie Chapter will offer Altered Book, a course to transform a hardback book into an art journal, photo album, or memory book. The course can be taken in conjunction with another course being offered, Memoir Writing Workshop which provides tips and exercises for writing a collection of personal memories.

Also being offered is Let's Eat for the Health of It, which allows the participant to gain an understanding of the role diet plays in their overall health. A food demo with taste testing and recipe sharing closes the program.

Introduction to Yoga will explore the benefits yoga offers, and how the body works against gravity to improve posture throughout daily activities.

Best Management Practices for Citrus Trees will cover pollination, site selection, planting, pruning and other topics related to the care and maintenance of citrus trees.

Introduction: Windows is a basic, hands-on computer course designed for the novice or new computer user. The course covers general hardware, software and internet safety.

Sneak Preview: A Shakespeare Study Group for Buffs of the Bard is an evening dedicated to discussions about the life and works of Shakespeare.

There are also several coffees and speaker events lined up for summer. While some of the courses and events this summer have a minimal fee, many of the coffees and other sessions featuring speakers are offered at no cost to OLLI members.

Membership fees have been waived again, to allow the Cajun Prairie Chapter to grow. Past members and new members can register to be a part of OLLI at no cost by visiting and then clicking the OLLI Membership tab on the left.

"OLLI was highly successful in its first year of operation," said David Pulling, LSU Eunice's Director of Continuing Education. "For OLLI to continue to add programs of interest to members, we need additional volunteers to plan and implement programs."

To get involved in the chapter's program design, call 337.550.1390.

OLLI at LSU Eunice is one of a network of 115 university-affiliated lifelong learning programs supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation.


May 9, 2013