This Week at OLLI

Week of January 15, 2024

Click here for a list of our FULL classes. Make sure to put your name on the waitlist. There are always cancellations before a class begins and we will call you to register!

CLASS SPOTLIGHT: Register online or call 401-874-4197

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER: This Zoom class is in danger of being canceled due to low enrollment, so please register today if you are interested.

3 Sessions with Laura Greco starting Mon, Jan 22, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Fee: $40 This class will focus on learning coping strategies and tools to help you as caregiver care for yourself, manage emotions, and live a more balanced life, all in a supportive and informative environment.



  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Office closed. 


  • 10:00AM Digital Photography (Zoom)
  • 11:30AM Country Music (1st Session)
  • 1:00PM Country Music (2nd Session)
  • 1:30PM History of the English Language
  • 3:00PM Arab/Israeli Conflict- Part 2


  • 10:00AM Democracy (1st Session)
  • 10:00AM Events Committee
  • 12:30PM Bowling
  • 1:00PM The Four Harriets
  • 1:00PM Hiking Group
  • 2:00PM Corals and Barrier Reefs
  • 3:00PM Energy Systems


  • 9:00AM Let’s Skate @ Boss Arena
  • 10:00AM 1984: Fiction or Prophecy
  • 10:30AM Rhody Ramblers
  • 11:00AM Current Events Group
  • 1:00PM Cosmic Questions
  • 1:00PM Mahjong
  • 2:30PM Finance Committee
  • 3:00PM Grenache (@ Coast Guard House)
  • 3:00PM Arab/Israeli Conflict-Part 2


  • 9:30 AM Living with Joy (Zoom)
  • 1:00PM Take a Breath
  • 1:00PM Book Club

REFRAME AGING– Mark your calendar for the first Osher NRC webinar of 2024! Held January 24, beginning at 2pm Eastern/1pm Central/noon Mountain/11am Pacific/10am in Alaska and 9am in Hawaii. This webinar is open to all staff, volunteer leaders and members within the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Network. Register for the webinar here. We, as a society, are living longer and aging differently than we have ever done before. There is a growing movement, led by the National Center to Reframe Aging, to change the way we talk about aging so that we can reduce negativity about growing older. Ageism is pervasive, invisible, and harmful to individuals and communities; it is a major barrier to achieving long, fulfilling lives. Increasing awareness and understanding about ageism reduces our biases and helps us tell a fuller story about aging. In this webinar, learn how you can reframe the messages about aging to advance a more positive story about aging and to increase all of our chances for a long and satisfying life.


Natalie Galucia, Natalie has a background in social work and a passion for working with older adults. She is currently the manager for the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. Prior to this she was a client care manager at The Key. Natalie started her career in aging as member services coordinator and then director with Village to Village Network, a national nonprofit focused on aging in place.

Nancy Morrow-Howell, Nancy currently serves as the Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. At the Brown School, Dr. Morrow-Howell teaches gerontology courses. As director of the university’s Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, she promotes gerontological research and education across disciplines and schools.

SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE.South County Health is excited to announce the Inaugural South County Health Photography Showcase. The theme for this year’s showcase is Scenes of Rhode Island. Submissions will be accepted from December 13, 2023 – January 14, 2024. Click here for all the details and to submit your photo!

RHODE ISLAND’S ROCKS: GEOLOGY POTLUCK LECTURE, Thursday, January 18, at SKLT Barn at 6:00 pm. Click for more information. Potluck Lecture: Half a Billion Years of Geology in Rhode Island’s Rocks with Dawn Cardace Thursday, January 18th (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Potluck begins at 6pm; Presentation at 6:45pm. How did the unique geology of Rhode Island come to be? Join URI Professor of Geoscience Dawn Cardace to learn about the diversity of rock types in modern day Rhode Island and dig into their fascinating formation. Representative rocks from around the state will be on hand to explore and discuss! Free, $10 suggested donation per attendee. (OPTIONAL: If you’d like to bring a small appetizer, entree, or dessert, please label it.)