OLLI Update – March 14th. see closed classes

CLASS CANCELATION: Due to a scheduling conflict, the class World War II Coastal Defenses and Military in Narragansett Bay, which was scheduled for tomorrow night at the West Warwick Public Library, has been canceled.

DATE CHANGE- The class To Be or Not to Be: An Exploration of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was listed in the catalog as starting 4/12. It starts on March 29.

  1. PATRICK’S DAY Celebration’s time for the St. Patrick’s Day Movie this Friday has been changed to 10AM.  Wear green, enjoy snacks and door prizes and watch the moviePhilomena. There will be a special leprechaun surprise for all attendees! Click here to view the flyer.


Closed Classes:

  • Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers of Rhode Island
  • Rhody Ramblers-April
  • Tomaquag Museum
  • Colonial Newport: A Walking Tour
  • Great Decisions 2023-China and the U.S.
  • Building a Resilient Brain as we Age

NEW FREE OFFERINGS-  Register online or call 401-874-4197

MUSIC MATTERS– April 14, 10AM-11:30AM
Presented by Hands in Harmony, Katelyn Belyea and Jeongyeon Hwang.

Join us to learn about Music Therapy and the many ways that music can be utilized to benefit your daily life. We will engage in music-making activities including singing and instrument playing.


Registration Required Monday, April 10, 10:30AM-11:45AM, Ranger Hall, Room 312  Limit: 15 OLLI members  Instructor: Dr. Cindy Tsotsoros 

Come participate in a discussion with the URI Human Development & Family Science graduate students enrolled in a seminar course on older adulthood. The goal of this meeting is to discuss the planning of grants that will be written to impact the local community. One week after The New Map of Life lecture from Dr. Laura Carstenson, students would like to meet, elaborate on some key topics from the lecture, and take action on what was learned during the Thewis Lecture. The action step will be to write grants to serve the community in ways that will help individuals thrive in living toward 100.

1 session with Josh Sroka on March 28, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Arm yourself with knowledge and confidence about planning your own future so that you will be able to grow old with dignity and have the care you need as you age. There might come a day when you will need to consider moving to assisted living, or, if you become ill or infirm, a nursing home. But it is important to have done the homework ahead of time. By creating an estate plan, you will be able to make such a move without legal worries. In this presentation, you will find out the answers to such questions as these:

  • What happens if I am in a nursing home, and I run out of money?
    ·      If I go to a nursing home, can I still leave money to my children?
    ·      When should I update my old will?
    ·      How do I choose who makes decisions for me if I am unable to do so in the future?
    ·      Can a nursing home or the state take my home if I go to a nursing home?
    ·      Should I put my children(s) name(s) on my deed to my house?
    ·      Should I put my children(s) name(s) on my bank accounts?
    ·      Will a nursing home take all my money?