Week of December 11,2023

Week of December 11

Registration for Winter Semester Starts Tuesday, December 12!

4 Ways to Register:

  1. Log on to your OLLI ACCOUNT
  2. Call the office: 401-874-4197
  3. Stop by the office: Open at 9AM Tuesday
  4. Print and Mail the Registration Form

PRACTICE LOGGING IN TODAY! Practice logging in to OLLI’s registration software today so you’re ready for tomorrow. By preparing early, we will have time to help you if you have any difficulty. If you are an existing member and cannot remember your username and password, do NOT create a new profile. Please call us if you have any questions. We’re here to help. 401-874-4197.

HOLIDAY FUN THIS WEEK! Stop by and visit the OLLI staff wearing your UGLY (or festive) holiday sweater this week! Have your photo taken and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win some great prizes including FIVE $25 OLLI Gift Certificates and gift cards to Evie’s Cocktails and Comforts in Westerly and Union and Main in East Greenwich. We’ll have holiday snacks and more! 

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

FREE Lunch and Learn- Domestic Violence: It’s Your Business This class is in danger of cancellation due to low enrollment. 

Bring Your Lunch and Feed Your Mind! Domestic violence is a serious problem, and it affects every segment of society. Join us for an informative Lunch and Learn on December 14, at 12:00PM. Representatives from the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (DVRCSC) will discuss topics including:

  • What is Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Specific to Elders (Intimate Partners and Family Caretakers)
  • How to Recognize Abuse
  • How to Help
  • Overview of the agency
  • Important Resources

The DVRC is a nonprofit agency that works toward a future free of violence, and to build a community in which each individual shares the responsibility to create a culture of safety and personal dignity. They work collaboratively to offer safety, support, advocacy, education and a network of services to the residents of Washington County. The DVRCSC is dedicated to both preventing and responding to domestic violence by working to change the social conditions, beliefs, and social actions that perpetuate abuse. 



  • 9:30AM Mindful Living: A Look at Buddhism’s Noble Eightfold Path 
  • 10:00AM The Continent of Africa
  • 11:30AM Practical and Providen Suicide Prevention


  • Winter Registration Begins


  • 10:00AM Lifestyle Factors and Your Aging Brain
  • 12:00PM Festive Holiday Tea
  • 12:30PM Bowling Group


  • 9:00AM Let’s Skate
  • 10:30AM Rhody Ramblers
  • 11:00AM Tech Talk-Accessibility (Zoom)
  • 11:00AM Current Events Group
  • 12:00PM Lunch & Learn- Domestic Violence
  • 1:00PM Mah Jonng
  • 3:00PM Movie Group


  • 10:00AM The Art of the iPhone
  • 1:00PM Book Club

LOST AND FOUND: Click here to view the 2 items of clothing left at OLLI. Let us know if one is yours! We will hold them until the new year. 

OLLI WALKS ON PAUSE FOR DECEMBER: The group will transition to the OLLI Hiking Group in January. If you were registered for the Walking Group and would like to be part of the Hiking Group, you must register again. Registration opens on December 12. 

The name change was made to reflect the 

TECH TALK: Accessibility Features on your Phone & Tablets – Thursday, December 14, at 11:00AM. Join this month’s FREE OLLI Extra, Let’s Talk Technology conversation on Utilizing the Accessibility Solutions on your Phone & Tablets over ZOOM. Register Today!

INTERESTED IN CURRENT EVENTS?  Join your OLLI friends for a weekly discussion on Thursday December 14, from 11:00am-1:00pm facilitated by a member. Members will come together for lively discussions on local, state, national, and worldwide topics. This group will be encouraged to share interesting articles, photos, and other content related to current events, and urged to share their own thoughts and ideas in a respectful manner. This is a drop-in program and pre-registration is not required. This is the last meeting of 2023. The group will resume in January.

DON’T MISS THE FINAL STOP ON THE FACULTY OFFICE HOUR TOUR OF THE FINE ARTS THIS FALL. Join us for a deep dive into theater from the perspective of professional director, dramaturge, and Professor Rachel Walshe! Wednesday, December 13, 2023, | 12–1 p.m. ET via Zoom. Click here to Register. These webinars provide the opportunity to hear from URI’s leading faculty and ask questions. All registrants will receive links to webinar recordings and further reading following the live discussions.

RHODY OUTPOST-  There is an updated list of URGENTLY NEEDED donations for the holiday season. Please consider making a donation! Donations can be dropped off in the OLLI office. Gift cards are also accepted. They respectfully ask that you do not donate traditional “holiday” items such as stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams, etc. These are not popular items among the students.

DEMENTIA: BREAKING THE STIGMAS -The Evolution of Disease. Free and open to the public. Thursday, December 14, 1:00PM-2:00PM at the Narragansett Community Center, 53 Mumford Rd.   Do you know someone living with Dementia? Are you clear on what causes Dementia? Do you know what normal aging is vs Dementia? Are YOU AFRAID of getting Dementia? Dementia is often misunderstood. This talk will address the following: what it is, where it comes from and what it looks like, AND you’ll hear what it’s like living with the disease from Marc Archambault. For more information, or to register, contact Kathy O’Neel Webster at 401-515-5774 or email kwebster@shipshaperi.com

OLLI UMBRELLAS and COFFEE MUGS FOR SALE: Purchase in the office. $15 each, cash or check payable to URI while they last!

OLLI GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT GIFTS!! Purchase online or stop in the office!