OLLI summer classes starting June 5

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Gadsden is gearing up to kick off its upcoming semester on June 5. OLLI at Gadsden offers an array of classes, workshops and activities designed to ignite the minds of adults 50 and older.

“We are absolutely thrilled to embark on another remarkable journey of lifelong learning in Gadsden,” Shirley Du Pont, president of OLLI Gadsden, said. “Our passionate instructors and vibrant members create an environment brimming with intellectual exploration and personal growth.”

Du Pont highlighted the transformative benefits of joining OLLI.

“OLLI Gadsden is not just about classes; it’s a vibrant community where members can enrich their lives, embrace new challenges, and cultivate lasting friendships,” Du Pont said. “It’s a place where learning knows no bounds and personal growth is celebrated.”

According to an OLLI press release, research shows that engaging in lifelong learning activities like OLLI classes, travel, and social events can have “profound health and cognitive benefits for older adults.”

“By staying intellectually stimulated and socially connected, individuals can enhance their well-being, improve cognitive function, and experience a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment,” the press release said.

The summer semester courses offer diverse subjects such as history, art, literature, technology and more.

Prospective members are urged to seize the opportunity to join OLLI Gadsden and unlock a world of personal enrichment and lifelong learning. The summer semester commences on June 5, and enrollment is open to all individuals aged 50 and above.

OLLI offers a diverse range of courses, lectures, trips and activities across its three chapters: Tuscaloosa, Greater Birmingham and Gadsden.
For more information about OLLI Gadsden and to explore the exciting upcoming course offerings, visit the OLLI at UA website or contact the office at www.olli.ua.edu and 205-348-6482. OLLI classes are now housed at the Church of the Holy Comforter.

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