Senior news: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute plans preview of fall classes, with many new courses

August 06. 2017 7:56PM
Members of the Osher Lifelong Institute at Granite State College tour the Andres Institute of Art in Brookline. The outing was among the OLLI offerings during the summer session of classes and activities. (Courtesy)

BEDFORD — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College, known as OLLI, will present a preview of fall classes on Friday, Aug. 11, at the newly air-conditioned Bethany Covenant Church, 1 Covenant Way.

Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m., and the program will begin at 10 a.m.

Anyone who attends will be able to pick up a catalog in advance to review the classes for fall in Manchester as well as the other OLLI sites in Concord, Conway and on the Seacoast before the catalog is mailed to the membership.

OLLI members also will be able to meet many of the class presenters, who will give a brief synopsis of their courses.

Everyone is welcome to the preview. Those who are not OLLI members will be able to apply for membership, and membership renewal applications also will be available. Membership is $40.

Registration for classes will not be accepted at the preview. Fall registration will begin Monday, Aug. 28, and the fall term will begin Monday, Sept. 18. The classes have no prerequisites and there are no tests; the focus is on “learning for the fun of it.”

Seventy new courses are scheduled for the fall term in Manchester and a total of 190 at the four New Hampshire OLLI sites. The offerings include classes in history, finance, computers, current events, personal development, music and performing arts, as well as outdoor activities and trips. OLLI is offering summer theater outings as well as trips to the New York Finger Lakes region and to Ireland in the spring.

OLLI is a volunteer member-led organization providing lifelong learning opportunities and social activities for people 50 and older. For more information, go to or call 513-1377 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

Cashin Center to host Medicare workshop

MANCHESTER — The William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., will host a “New to Medicare Workshop” on Monday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.

What happens after you go to Social Security to apply for and begin receiving Medicare benefits? What else needs to be done? Where do you go?

All these questions and more can be answered by a qualified Medicare coordinator who will be available to answer your questions and guide you through the intricate ins and outs. Call ServiceLink at 644-2240 to reserve your place.

Fundraiser to benefit Senior Golf Club

PLYMOUTH — The Senior Golf Club at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., will host a buy-a-hole fundraiser Thursday to benefit the club and the senior center.

For $25 or more (at your discretion), you can have a sign with your name or company name, displayed on a hole at the White Mountain Country Club during this event. There will be lots of prizes afterward.

In general, golfers meet for lunch, at PRSC, and sit at the Reserved-for-Golfers table to get to know everyone and chat. Tee times are assigned randomly and begin at 1 p.m.

The cost for dues is $25.

The following fees are estimates based on last years’ fees: Greens fees $17; cart $6 (optional); lunch is a suggested donation of $3. For questions or to sign up, call Ron at 536-1204 or Norm at 744-6739.

SNAP clinic, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ in Littleton

LITTLETON — The Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, will present a SNAP clinic on Thursday. SNAP is the old food stamp program. Guidelines have changed and access is easier.

Also on Thursday, come join George Mitchell at 1 p.m. for “Wheel of Fortune.” Spin the wheel, solve puzzles and win prizes.

On Friday, there will be a bake sale from 2 to 6 p.m. at Shaw’s. Baked goods and volunteers needed.

For more information, call 444-6050.

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