Press Release for Thursday, September 11, 2014
UNF OLLI Kickoff Offers Diverse Sampling
Media Contact: Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
University of North Florida Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the Division
of Continuing Education will host its fall kickoff event from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43, on
the UNF campus.
free event for individual 50 years and better will offer 24 mini-sample sessions
of UNF OLLI programs and classes, running four concurrent, 15-minute
instructor-led sessions. Each mini-session will include an overview of each
instructor’s passion as well as time for questions-and-answers.
Offerings will including
mini-sessions in fishing in Northeast Florida, the movies, lasers and eye care,
travel adventures, aging with technology, meteorology, poetry, physics,
gardening and more. Each course is taught by a volunteer expert in the field,
most of whom led prestigious careers in the field of study.
are excited to offer this one-day university to provide those age 50 and better
with opportunities to meet some of our great instructors and sample interesting
programs from each of our curriculum areas,” said Jeanette Toohey, UNF OLLI
program director. “With 1,400 members and more than 350 programs annually,
there’s something for every palette.”
leadership will be on hand to answer membership questions, and members and
non-members will network over light refreshments during a built-in social time
from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
provides intellectual, social and cultural enrichment opportunities in a
climate that fosters friendship and a mutual sharing of ideas and life
experiences. OLLI offers courses, ED-ventures, Speaker Series programs and
other special events.
OLLI is a year-round, member-centered, member-led, member-staffed program for
those 50 years and better in Northeast Florida and is one of 120 college-affiliated
OLLIs across the country that receives funding from The Bernard Osher
Foundation. To learn more, visit
located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are
dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own
futures through a well-rounded education.