For immediate release:
New Spring Classes for Adults 50+
Offered at Cal State L.A.Âs
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State L.A. offers Friday classes targeted to adults 50+ this Spring Quarter, ranging from the history and modern influence in China to meditation, politics and more. A comedy show for Âbaby boomersÂ and computer classes plus an exercise and fitness series are also scheduled as part of the spring program.
The Golden Eagle building, room 219, on the Cal State L.A. campus. Public (permit dispensers) parking is available on the top level of Parking Structure II, at the north end of campus. Cost is $.50 per hour for parking. Visit www.calstatela.edu for campus map and location of permit parking lots.
FRIDAY MORNINGS (9-11:30 a.m.)
April 22 Â ÂThe Active MindÂ: Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski, dean, USC Andrus School of Gerontology; ÂMeditationÂ: Ben Otaki, Marshal Arts and Meditation teacher.
April 29 Â ÂExercise and FitnessÂ (Part I): Dr. Tamar Semerjian, CSULA Department of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science; ÂThe Politics of Social Security and MedicareÂ: Dr. Ted Anagnoson, CSULA Department of Political Science.
May 6 Â ÂExercise and FitnessÂ (Part II): Dr. Tamar Semerjian, CSULA Department of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science; ÂChina: History and Modern InfluenceÂ: Frances Ng, South Pasadena Tai Chi Club president.
May 13 Â ÂGrandparents as MentorsÂ: Journalist Connie Goldman, formerly on the staff of National Public Radio in Washington, DC, is an award-winning radio producer and reporter. She devotes herself to providing information and insights to enrich the lives of persons in mid-life and the years beyond. In March 2001, The American Society on Aging named her ÂSenior of the YearÂ for improving the lives of older persons. ÂExercise and FitnessÂ (Part III): Dr. Tamar Semerjian, CSULA Department of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science.
May 20 Â Distinguished Emeriti and Faculty Series (Part I) Â ÂAntony and CleopatraÂ: CSULA Professor Emeritus Peter Brier.
June 3 Â Distinguished Emeriti and Faculty Series (Part II) Â ÂEncore of Master Faculty.Â
Fridays: April 8-June 2 Â ÂTai ChiÂ: Frances Ng, South Pasadena Tai Chi Club president.
FRIDAY AFTERNOONS (1:30-3 p.m.)
April 29 Â ÂMedicare Benefits UpdateÂ: Marisela Person, Medicare education and training specialist, National Heritage Insurance Company.
May 6 Â ÂBaby Boomers PlusÂ Comedy Troupe: The Baby Boomer team, led by UCLA Professor Emeritus Jack Rothman, delivers hip comedy that is well-aged and tailored to community organizations and service groups. The group has performed at the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, The Pasadena Ice House, The Santa Monica Comedy Underground, and other clubs, pubs and coffee houses in Southern California.
May 13 Â ÂLunch with Connie Goldman: THE AGELESS SPIRITÂ: Connie Goldman, formerly on the staff of National Public Radio in Washington, DC, and an award-winning radio producer and reporter, signs her latest book, The Ageless Spirit. (Roybal Conference Room, Salazar Hall C103)
THREE-DAY WORKSHOP (1:30-3 p.m.)
April 19, 21 & 22 Â ÂComputers and the InternetÂ: Sidney Soclof, emeritus professor, who taught for more than 40 years in Cal State L.A.Âs Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He authored several textbooks and has lectured at Elderhostel, Senior Summer School and on cruise ships.
The cost of individual classes is $15 for non-members; members can attend classes for a discounted fee. The OLLI annual individual membership fee is $45 (Family, organizational and ÂFriends of OLLIÂ plans are also available).
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is funded by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, which has provided charitable financing for 61 lifelong learning programs throughout the country. OLLIÂs Web site: /sites/default/files/exed/profdeve/osher/
To register for classes and/or to become a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, contact Marivic Erskine at (323) 343-4695 or e-mail [email protected].
Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 170,000 alumniÂwith a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds--reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a noted alternative energy technology initiative; an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction. www.calstatela.edu
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