This Week at OLLI – August 22, 2023

Week of August 21

Fall registration begins tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22. There are four ways you can register:

  1. Log on to your OLLI account.

  2. Call the office at 401-874-4197. The office opens at 9:00AM. If you leave a message, we will return your call as soon as possible.

  3. Stop by the office. We will begin registering walk-ins at 9:00AM.

  4. Mail in your registration form with a check made payable to URI. You can download the registration form on our website.

  • All current OLLI members should have received their catalogs last week. You can view the online catalog by clicking here.
  • Click here to view the Virtual Class Previews

Summer Class Spotlight: Learn about suicide, how you can help prevent it, and resources for those affected. Join us for Practical and Proven Suicide Prevention, with Rob Harrison on Monday, August 21, 10AM $15. Rob Harrison, a 1963 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, was an engineer on nuclear submarines for six years and an instructor at submarine school for one year. He earned his M.D. at Temple University School of Medicine in 1974. His residency was in family practice. He served as attending staff at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, was Westerly Hospital emergency department staff for 18 years and surgical assistant for 15 years. An instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid and QPR Institute, he is currently director of the Washington County Zero Suicide Program.

Class Date Change for Fall:

Advanced Bridge dates have changed: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 (skip 28 & Dec 5) Dec 12, 19



  • 10:00AM Google Suite
  • 10:00AM Practical and Proven Suicide Prevention


  • 9:30AM Golf
  • 10:00AM Kayak Wickford Harbor


  • 11:30PM The Short Story: Writing for the Reader
  • 12:30PM Bowling Group
  • 1:00PM Walking Group
  • 4:00PM Advisory


  • 1:00PM Mah jong (lobby)
  • 1:00PM Watercolor Portraits from Photos
  • 1:00PM Purpose Driven Retirement
  • 3:00PM Program Committee Meeting


  • 10:00AM OLLI Serves Meeting

OLLI TRAVEL – Join us at OLLI on Wednesday, August 30, at 10:00AM for a preview of two upcoming trips. Sit back and learn more about Shades of Ireland (March 9-18, 2024) and Classical Greece (April 21-May 1, 2024). Bring a friend along and plan ahead as reservations are due in September. Visit our website to view full trip details or pick up a flier in our lobby.

COFFEE DONATIONS NEEDED: We are in need of ground coffee and keurig pods. Donations can be dropped off in the OLLI office.

RHODY OUTPOST- Donations can be dropped off in the OLLI office throughout the summer months. They accept donations of gift cards, food, personal items, and household supplies. They ask that you only donate items that are on this list to minimize waste. Please note that they do not accept expired goods or any food item that is not in its original packaging. 

OLLI SERVES Join us on Friday, August 25, at 10AM at OLLI as we make plans for the fall semester. We will discuss new opportunities with Habitat for Humanity (ReStore volunteers, handyperson, cashier etc) and a possible OLLI BUILD DAY.  In addition, we will share volunteer opportunities with Rhody Outpost in preparation of students returning to campus.

RIT OLLI is once again sharing their lecture series with all OLLIs again this fall. Click here for all the information.