Everyone is invited to attend!
Join OLLI at HSU each MONDAY from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Humboldt Conference Room.
Presentations are made possible by the generous support of the Friends of OLLI.
Enjoy some of the community’s most talented and creative people to share about the second half of life and activities in this region. Learn about resources available, creative projects, ways to create change and/or build community assets.
Presentations last about an hour, and there is always time for questions. Bring your lunch and a friend -– OLLI will provide treats and engaging presentations!
OLLI membership is not required to attend. RSVP is not required, but helps us plan.
- March 5: Education Today
Chris Hartley, Superintendent of Humboldt County Schools: Learn about the history of education in Humboldt County and gain insight about exciting new initiatives, cutting edge programs in our schools, and the challenges facing educators today.
- March 12: Life as a Storyteller
Pam Service, Actor & Author: Discover how Pam's writing and storytelling has inspired, enriched, and educated -including an OLLI course in writing for young readers. Learn about the Author Festival and plans for the future.
- March 19: Resilience Programs at Blue Lake Rancheria
David Narum, Project Manager: Learn about the tribe's activities in emergency preparedness and response, clean energy, "smart" technologies, sustainable community food systems, and related activities.
- March 26: Recognizing & Dealing with Depression
Dr. Michael Willett: Understand how depression can vary in severity and duration. Lifestyle changes such as retirement, changes in health, or the death of a loved one can trigger the onset. Get tools and tips for managing symptoms.
- April 2: Humboldt Coastal Hike
Bert Taylor & Friends: Discover what's being planned during this unique OLLI outdoor adventure slated for July 2018. Participate as a hiker or as a volunteer to support this experience.
- April 9: Farm to Hospital
Todd Heustis, Food & Nutrition Manager: Learn how pairing fresh, local produce from an on-site vegetable garden to patients and the community will change the way you think about hospital food.
- April 16: Lost Coast Outpost
Hank Sims, Editor: Get the lowdown on how this vibrant news vehicle was established and plans for the future. Watch an online demonstration of how to access this newsy, diverse website.
- April 23: Financial Planning Today
Nicholas Bertell, President, Redwood Coast Financial: Understand ways to plan for retirement and your future – whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets, or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement.
- April 30: The Homeless Challenge
Betty Chinn, Founder, Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center: Learn how Betty Chinn faced her own homelessness and how it compelled her to provide resources and facilities to help address challenges in our community.
- May 7: Home Sharing Program
Maggie Kraft & Dan Birmingham, Area 1 Agency on Aging: Get answers to common questions, how A1AA can assist you in starting a home sharing journey, and how it benefits you and the community. Hear others share their personal experiences about the benefits of home sharing.
- May 14: Friends of the Dunes
Carol Vandermeer, Nonprofit Consultant: Hear how her various ventures evolved and their impacts on the community – From Friends of the Dunes to consulting on the Trinidad Land Trust, and the Humboldt Bay Trail and more.
- May 21: Redwood Coast Village
JoAnn Schuch: Learn about this community of volunteers dedicated to helping each other stay active and independent, how to join, and the services available.