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Brown Bag Lunch Presentations

The next series begins Mon., Sept. 10 at noon. Everyone is invited to attend!

Join OLLI at HSU each MONDAY from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Humboldt Conference Room.

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! Presentations are made possible by the generous support of the Friends of OLLI.

OLLI membership is not required to attend. RSVP is not required, but helps us plan.

   See the schedule!

   Did you miss past presentations? See videos on the video archive page!

MAP: Hospice of Humboldt Conference Room, Eureka



Sept. 10: Advanced Care Planning

Aisha Coriell, LCSW, Hospice of Humboldt: How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis? Attendees will learn how to approach these important, but often difficult conversations around Advance Care Planning. Get your questions answered and learn how to include your health care wishes in an Advance Directive form. 

RSVP for Sept. 10

Sept. 17: California Native Plant Society

Carol Ralph, President, North Coast Chapter: Discover why native plants are so critical to preserving our dunes, our flora, and fauna and what you can do at your own home and community to help preserve our native species.

RSVP for Sept. 17

Sept. 24: Hospitalization & Delirium

Maggie Kraft, Exec. Dir. of A1AA & Tim Haskett, GNP, Redwood Coast PACE (a program of the Humboldt Senior Resource Center): 
Learn how you can help yourself and others by understanding delirium, the hospital routine, and advocacy and oversight roles.

RSVP for Sept. 24


Oct. 1: Casting Call: What's On Your Bucket List? 

Tracey Barnes-Priestley, M.A., Life Coach: What's on your bucket list? Exploring Humboldt Bay in a kayak, learning a new cooking skill, connecting with nature? This new PBS North Coast/KEET program is for you. Host Tracey Barnes-Priestley will pair with 12 lucky people as they check something off their Bucket List, right here in Humboldt County.  (Kids and grandkids welcomed.) You must be over 60 and willing to have some fun! Apply during this session.

RSVP for Oct. 1

Oct. 8: Art of Living

Ted Pease, Editor, Senior News: Come hear the story of his engagement with the evolution of Senior News, a publication valued for its well-written and informative content.

RSVP for Oct. 8

Oct. 15: Living on the Edge

Anne Holcomb, Exec. Dir., Food for People; Barbara Walser, Dir. of Nutrition & Activities, Humboldt Senior Resource Center; & Martha Shanahan, Dir. of Community Benefit, St. Joseph Health: Are you living "on the edge" of your financial and social resources? Many Humboldt County residents are close to distress. Come learn what resources are available to provide assistance.

RSVP for Oct. 15

Oct. 22: November Ballot Issues

The League of Women Voters will present the pros and cons of the issues found on the November ballot. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss these issues with informed League members.

RSVP for Oct. 22

Oct. 29: Vampires: The Ultimate Trick or Treat?

Barry Evans, Columnist & Traveler: On All Hallows' Eve, when the dead are said to visit the world of the living, the un-dead are never far away. In this illustrated talk, you'll learn why vampirism is bad for your health and why garlic? 

RSVP for Oct. 29


Nov. 5: Informing Your Advocacy: Road Trip with a Mission 

Terry Uyeki & Maggie Banducci: Many of us volunteer as advocates and activists for the issues about which we care. Discover how combined travel in the Deep South, with engaging with other activists and learning first-hand from locals how civil rights events unfolded, from the people who lived through it and helped to shape history.

RSVP for Nov. 5