Today’s guest blogger is Lucille Salerno, PhD., Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Missouri, which provides courses designed to complement the interests, concerns and lifestyles of the over-50 adult.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is well into the fall semester—actually, just about half way at this writing. While it might have been useful for you to know about our courses before this semester launched, this actually would be a good time for any patrons of mid-Missouri’s jewel, the Daniel Boone Regional Library, to consider this period until the conclusion of the current term as “open hours” for folks who want to “taste” our offerings. We suggest that you do the following:
- Check out the classes we are offering this semester. You will find an electronic copy of our course catalog at: http://www.extension.missouri.edu/learnforlife
- As you scroll through the content of the 16 courses being offered, notice those that attract your attention.
- Make note of the date and time of day those special classes meet.
- Then just go ahead and pay a visit to our program at the time of that class. Our classes are offered in Columbia at Stephens Lake Activity Center, 2311 East Walnut, on the north edge of Stephens Lake Park, in a white building with green awnings that is directly across the street from the Reichmann Pavilion, one-half mile east of the intersection of East Walnut and Old Highway 63.
- You will find yourself heartily welcome, invited to pour yourself a cup of coffee and join the class session. All that is needed is your interest—and just a bit of charm.
Besides the specific courses listed, you are most welcome to join us for the Special Events listed in the final section of the Osher Institute 2011 Fall Semester course catalog. These are the Brown Bag Seminars that usually address issues of current societal importance. Then there is our Friday Film Festival that is also open to you and your friends. Served up with free, fresh, hot popcorn, movies begin at 1:30 p.m. We turn it into an educational experience with an impressive discussion of ideas and observations by the folks in the audience.
All that we offer is very likely to prove enriching, informative and cognitively stimulating. We hope you will join us.
Lucille Salerno, PhD., Director