Blending Your Past and Future – Lifelong Learning at UGAPosted on July 12, 2016
We’ve all done a remarkable job carrying on our Bulldog traditions and keeping close to our UGA roots – but what about our studies? Over the years, careers change, interests evolve, and the desire to learn new skills (or brush up on existing ones) becomes more appealing. For UGA alumni, opportunities to grow and reach new heights are endless. Living near your alma mater can also provide you with many added benefits. With The Georgia Club a just a short distance away from campus, take a look at all the programs you can take advantage of.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Georgia offers enrichment programs for UGA alumni at a discounted rate. Dozens of courses are offered through this program, covering arts, history, science, culture and more. If you’re thinking about transitioning to a new field, need to brush up on some skills, or simply enjoy learning new things, you can take advantage of these valuable – and fun! – Continuing education classes. These are usually offered to alumni at deeply discounted rates.
Here’s a look at just a few of the lectures offered:
- Current Affairs
- Judicial Activism
- Gardening (of virtually all types)
- Great Books Selections
- Classical Cinema
- Hair and Makeup at 50+
- John Donne Well Done
- Travel – Creating Memories for a Lifetime
- UGA Courses – Virtually Free for Seniors
- 95 Years of Cosmology – or How Scientists Search for Truth
- American Painting – The Other Revolution
- Golf Swing Fitness
The OLLI catalogue also lists several special interest groups, connecting like-minded people through: book discussions, information technology (today’s electronics, social media, etc.), board games, hiking, dancing, writing, photography, cooking, and more.
By becoming a member of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, you’ll have access to the courses and groups listed above, along with various activities, trips, and social events. Visit the olli.uga.edu website to access the complete catalogue and become a member today.
Located only minutes from Athens lies The Georgia Club, a private golf and country club community with strong ties to the University of Georgia. This distinctive neighborhood combines classic Southern living with modern essentials, catering to every member of the Bulldog family. To learn more about the lifestyle and opportunities available through The Georgia Club, schedule a private tour or visit www.TheGeorgiaClub.com for highlights.