This Week at OLLI- September 11



  • 9:30AM Italian
  • 11:00AM Alexander Technique


  • 10:00AM Rough Point Museum
  • 10:00AM Playing with Classics: Tennessee Williams
  • 1:00PM Cyber Seniors
  • 1:30PM Classic Film Noir


  • 9:00AM Basic Horsemanship
  • 10:00AM The Kingdom of the Sun
  • 11:00AM Fabulous Fingers
  • 12:30PM Bowling Group
  • 1:00PM Walking Group
  • 1:00PM Cool Jazz


  • 10:00AM Tech Committee
  • 11:00AM Cyber Seniors
  • 1:00PM Mah Jonng
  • 1:00PM Fruit Tree Growing
  • 1:00PM The Musical Magic of Peter Schickele
  • 2:00PM Curr Committee
  • 3:00PM Movie Group
  • 3:00PM Recognizing and Responding to Opioid Overdose


  • 10:00AM Great Decisions
  • 1:00PM Book Group

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  • Malaga Island and This Other Eden: A Tragedy of Racism and Eugenics

  • Discrimination in Science Fiction Films

  • Making Peace/Dispute Mediation

CYBER SENIORS is back starting this Tuesday! Drop by and meet Paige and get help with your laptop, phone or tablet. Paige will be in the lobby on the following days:

  • Tuesdays, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Thursdays, 11:00AM-1:00PM

We will also have a second student here for the fall. We’ll keep you updated when we get Dan on our schedule.

CLASS SPOTLIGHT: Watch the Preview Video

Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose with Anita Jacobson 

Thursday, Sept 14, 3:00PM-4:30PM

We will discuss the current opioid overdose landscape in our nation, including nationwide and Rhode Island overdose data, information on the science of addiction, action steps to effectively assist someone having an opioid-involved breathing emergency, and frequently asked questions related to the overdose crisis. Dr. Jacobson will also provide information on how to use unregulated substances more safely, where to find recovery resources, facts related to medications for opioid use disorder, passive fentanyl exposure, various naloxone formulations, and liability concerns. Finally, she will demonstrate how to administer naloxone, and participants will have an opportunity to request naloxone for personal use.

Dr. Anita Jacobson is a clinical professor at the URI College of Pharmacy and has worked as a pharmacist in a variety of patient care settings for 25 years. She is the director of the community First Responder Program, which focuses on harm reduction, overdose education, and naloxone outreach, and serves as the hub of the Northeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center. Dr. Jacobson is the coordinator of the pharmacists’ patient care laboratories for URI’s Doctor of Pharmacy program and is an instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at URI. Dr. Jacobson also works as a per diem pharmacist at Eleanor Slater Hospital, is a past president of the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association, and a current member of the RI Board of Pharmacy.

RHODY OUTPOST- URI students are back on campus, and we are still collecting food/personal items. Donations can be dropped off in the OLLI office. 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. 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH: Check out last month’s Photo Friday picks for the theme: What We Love About Little Rhody Photos featured by Sandra Saunders, Jan Armor, Janet Moore and Karen Montgomery.