This Week at OLLI-April 3

Week of April 3


CYBER SENIORS Our wonderful pharmacy students are in the lobby 4 days a week to assist with your technology questions. However, we ask that you please remember that the goal for this program is to help you find ways to use technology in ways that improve your quality of life and social connectedness. The students are utilizing this experience to gain experience in working with older adults and in learning how to explain new information to people. They are NOT Apple, Google, or Zoom experts, so they do not know all the answers. They WILL work with you to share what they know, and they will help you brainstorm, and problem solve to figure things out. Please be patient with them—just like they are asked to be patient with you!

CLASS SPOTLIGHT– These classes start this week, but you can still register!

  • Navigating Online Dating for Seniors- Zoom 1 Session on Tuesday, April 4, at 3:00PM Click to read more.

  • Researching Local History in Your Public Library, 1 Session on Thursday, April 6, 2:00PM Click to read more.

  • The Role of Zoos in the Conservation of Wildlife and Wild Places, 1 Session on Thursday, April 6, 9:30AM Click to read more.

  • Tools for Perspective, 1 Session on Wednesday, April 5, 10:00AM                  Click to read more.

  • Leonardo in Florence: The Birth of Beauty, 1 Session on Thursday, April 6, at 10:00AM Click to read more.

  • Renaissance Art History, 6 Sessions on Thursdays, starting April 6, on Zoom. Click to read more.

  • The Two Elizabeths, 4 Sessions on Wednesdays, starting April 5, at 1:30PM. Click to read more. 

STARTING NEXT WEEK: The Passion Play Across the Ages: 4 Sessions starting Monday, April 10, at 3:00PM on Zoom. This class is in danger of cancellation due to low enrollment. Read the course description here. 


SCHEDULE UPDATESclick here to view the up-to-date list of class full, new and cancellations. Make sure to add your name to the waitlist for classes that are full. There are always last-minute cancellations, and we will contact you if an opening becomes available.



9:30AM Italian Conversation

10:30AM Basic Horsemanship (off-site)

11:00AM Building More Movement into Your Life

1:00PM Topics in Earth Science

1:30PM A Quick and Dirty History of the English Language

7:00PM Thewlis Lecture- Longevity and the New Map of Life with Laura Carstensen Click here to register This is a livestream.


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

10:00AM Herman Melvilles Moby Dick (Zoom)

10:00AM Yoga for Life

11:30AM Louis Armstrong

12:30PM The Wonder of Trees

1:00PM Creative Writing 

2:30PM Travel Meeting- Savannah

3:00PM Nathaniel Hawthorne

3:00PM Navigating Online Dating for Seniors (Zoom)


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

9:30AM Hamlet

10:00AM Tools for Perspective

12:30PM Bowling Group

1:00PM No Walking Group

1:00PM New Member Orientation

1:30PM The Two Elizabeths

3:00PM Take a Breath


9:00AM Let’s Skate

9:00AM Tech Comm Mtg (Zoom)

9:30AM The Role of Zoos in Conservation

10:00AM Leonardo in Florence

11:30AM Stretches for the Healthy Foot

1:00 PM Mahjong (lobby)

2:00PM-4:00PM Cyber Seniors

2:00PM Researching Local History

3:00PM File, Pile, Sort, Shred (Zoom)

5:30PM Renaissance Art History (Zoom)


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

10:00AM Photo Friday (Zoom)

NO WALKING GROUP for the month of April. Both of our fearless leaders will be traveling. We will resume our walks in May.

OLLI TRAVEL PRESENTATION for OLLI’s upcoming SOUTHERN CHARM trip to Savannah and Charleston with Collette Tours, October 22-28, 2023.                    Join us on Tuesday, April 4 at 2:30pm for a wonderful overview presented by Collette Tours. Feel free to bring along a friend! No registration required for this gathering. Brochures are available now in our lobby.

NEW SESSION ADDED- Due to popular demand, we have added a second session of the class Building a Resilient Brain as we Age. It will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at 1:00PM Click here to register or call the office at 401-874-4197.

OLLI MEMBERSHIP WELCOME– Wednesday, April 5, at 1:00PM

Both current and new members are invited to attend and learn about all OLLI has to offer. We’ll review our current programs, and our special interest groups, all while exploring and becoming more familiar with our OLLI website and registration software. Plenty of time for Q & A. Bring a friend! Non-Members are welcome! Join us! 

OLLI GOLF – COMING SOON! An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 10:00AM at OLLI. You are strongly encouraged to attend if you are interested in golfing with this very popular Special Interest Group this year. Join us & hear the latest updates.

  • New location! Pinecrest Golf Course, Carolina, RI (9 Hole)

  • New Time! 10:00AM

  • Group is limited to 20 with an active sub list 

  • Attendance, sub list

  • Registration opens April 19 

  • Golfing will begin May 9 


Please be aware that many of our OLLI “FREE” programs are coordinated and led by our OLLI member volunteers. Each Coordinator works hard with advanced preparation and communication to all enrolled. At times, the program has reached maximum enrollment with others on the waitlist. Kindly remember to contact the office in advance if you have a change of plans. This allows us to pull from the waitlist. Thanks for your cooperation.

MUSIC MATTERSFREE FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 10AM-11:30AM Presented by Hands in Harmony, Katelyn Belyea and Jeongyeon Hwang.

Let’s support our Music Therapy majors as they share the benefits of music therapy. 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. 

ELVIS, The Music of the King Join us for this FREE program presented by Brett Morse at the West Warwick Library, 1043 Main St, on Wednesday, April 12, at 5:30pm. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of fun.

RHODY OUTPOSTFor the month of April OLLI will help stock the Rhody Outpost pantry with basic things that are used on a regular basis. In addition, stay tuned for an orientation meeting for OLLI members who would like to volunteer at the pantry. More details coming soon!

  • Food- white rice and cooking oil. 

  • Personal – shampoo and conditioner, liquid hand soap (no bars)

  • Spring Cleaning time is here! Dishwashing soap (for hand washing), disinfecting wipes, all purpose cleaner, dish sponges, toilet bowl cleaner, and paper towels.

  • Click here for the complete list of requested items. 


Holocaust Remembrance Day Presentation by Alice Eichenbaum in person and live streamed on April 18, 5:00-6:00PM Swan Hall, Auditorium, 60 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Click here for more information and to register.