• OLLI - Let's Connect!

Let’s Connect! OLLI Online Conversations

FREE weekly chat via Zoom, on Fridays from 10-11 a.m.

Let’s Connect! is a place to see some friendly faces, share experiences and maybe learn a thing or two. Hopefully, there will also be some much needed laughter! By pulling together, we can try to make the best of a bad situation!

Tracey Barnes-Priestley will facilitate the conversation and will have a new topic of discussion for each week.


Sept. 3: Back to School

All around us, people of all ages are returning to school. Thanks to OLLI, many of us are also looking forward to classes! How different does the new school year look, compared to what we experienced as kids? We’ll discuss what it was like to return to school when we were young, compared to today’s current circumstances. We’ll also take a look at the many benefits lifelong learning offers us through OLLI.

Sept. 10: Games We Played and the Games We Play!*

Escaping into the fun and challenge of games has been a lifelong source of enjoyment for most of us. Some games are played strictly out-of-doors, while others demand a cozy home. Some are a solitary pursuit while many require a team approach. In this session, we’ll look at how games entertained us in our childhood, as well as how they have evolved throughout our lifetimes. (It may be especially interesting to see what part games have played in our lives during the pandemic.) 

* No psychological innuendo intended!

Sept. 17: Is It Autumn Yet?

The first day of fall is just around the corner, Sept. 22 to be exact. This time of year can mean many things to us. Changing foliage, shifting weather, and holidays on the horizon can bring about many different memories. As we say goodbye to summer, we’ll share favorite memories about days gone by, as well as our thoughts on what we enjoy about this particular season. 

Sept. 24: No meeting this week


To join a conversation, complete the online RSVP form:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting. Email or call 826-5880 with questions.


What is Zoom? How do I set it up?

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. If you are new to Zoom and would like to attend a free online training, please email olli@humboldt.edu for a link to the training. You can Zoom with OLLI -- we are here to support you!


Tracey Barnes-Priestley

Tracey Barnes Priestley

Tracey Barnes Priestley, M.A., is a life coach with a master’s degree in community counseling psychology and more than 40 years of experience as a counselor, educator and consultant. After closing her private practice last fall, she continues to write about aging issues in her column and blog, "The Second Half." She is appreciating a richly satisfying "third act" that includes everything from producing/hosting a PBS television show to polishing her second novel … and two precious grandkids!