A guest columnist sings the praises of OLLI. In the words of Linda Zappacosta:
OLLI is a cooperative that gives adults over 50 the opportunity to take educational courses that are stimulating for the mind, soul and body. Not only is OLLI about intellectual development, but also it is about meeting and connecting with others in our communities.
OLLI’s education courses are developed and taught by its members, who volunteer their time and talents to share their knowledge and interests with other members. Topics covered may include current events, geography and travel, history, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, and religion.
While the courses don’t lead to a college degree, they provide the type of learning and cultural stimulation that I – and so many others – look for in retirement.