• OLLI - Let's Connect!

Let’s Connect! OLLI Online Conversations

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

These weekly sessions, which began early in the pandemic as a response to the isolation brought on by COVID-19, have grown to become a regular gathering of friendly and interesting people. Facilitated by Tracey Barnes-Priestley, this hour of conversation focuses on a new topic each week. It is time for us to share meaningful stories, thought-provoking experiences, and often, plenty of laughter. Please join us!

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Let’s Connect Topics

Jan. 19:  Let’s catch up! After a month away from our Friday meetings, let’s take this hour to catch up on a variety of topics, anything and everything that might be of interest! Please join us!

Jan. 26:  Friendships! From our first best friend as children, to the friends we have known for decades, friendship is a powerful addition to our lives.  Let's talk about the many forms friendship can take and the value these special people have in our lives. 

Feb. 2: What were you like as a 30 year old?

Feb. 9: “Every year, Peruvians eat more than 60 million guinea pigs.” (Yep, you read that correctly) What are your reactions to this statement? 

Feb. 16: What is your definition of the “American Dream”?

Feb. 23: “The words written on the social media platform, “X” (formerly known as Twitter) would fill a ten million page book.” Just what are we humans trying to communicate in this day and age?

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, she continues to write about aging issues on her blog, The Second Half (www.thesecondhalfonline.com). She is appreciating a satisfying “third act” that includes everything from producing and hosting a PBS television show, writing projects, and the joy of five grandchildren.