• 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.


April 2 - How Does OLLI Enhance Your Life?

For the past 15 years, HSU OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) has touched the lives of so many of us here in Humboldt County. In this session we will have the special opportunity to engage with Dr. Kelly Jane Rosenblatt, who directs the Osher Foundation which is responsible for the funding that supports Olli programs all across the nation. Please join us to share what makes our HSU OLLI program unique and what you value about having lifelong learning institute in our region. Your input is greatly appreciated!

April 9 - No Meeting

April 16 - Spring! 

With warmer weather and longer days, spring is a welcomed season for most people. For others, spring may mean the arrival of dreaded allergies … and taxes. Whatever your feelings about this season of renewal, please join us as we explore this unique time of the year.

April 23 -  A Project You are Proud of

Even though it can be challenging to ‘toot our own horns,’ let’s try it anyhow. Throughout our lives, we have all participated in activities that left us feeling good about ourselves. It might  be something small or large, a solo accomplishment or the result of a group effort, but let’s share our experiences with each other and see what we learn!

April 30 -  Area 1 Agency on Aging - Homeshare Program

A home share is simply a living arrangement of two or more unrelated people who share a home for mutual benefits. Do you have a spare bedroom? Tired of living alone? Need help around the house? Maybe a little boost in income would be welcomed?  This national program is available right here in Humboldt County through Area 1 Agency on Aging. Is it something you’d consider?  


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 do a quick tech check, please join the meeting starting at 9:15 a.m. 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!