For adults who never stop experiencing life, there is a place and a community that celebrates learning in a relaxed and accepting environment. We invite you to join us in a learning adventure through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State York (OLLI at Penn State York). OLLI is open to all adults who love to learn.
What is OLLI at Penn State York?
OLLI at Penn State York is a volunteer-driven organization established to enrich the lives of mature adults living in York County by providing a variety of educational and social activities that accentuate the joy of learning and personal fulfillment. We are one of more than 100 lifelong learning institutes across the nation that are supported by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation.
2017 OLLI Founders’ Lecture Fundraiser
OLLI at Penn State York and the York County Community Foundation are pleased to announce the 2017 OLLI Founders’ Lecture Fundraiser, featuring PBS Next Avenue “Influencer of the Year” Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.
Penn State York Conference Center
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Ticket Prices: $30 (includes presentation, book, and light refreshments)
For tickets and more information, please call 717-771-4015 or register online.
The Founders’ Lecture series is a fundraising event that allows members and friends of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State York to come together to honor the three women who were the driving force behind the establishment of OLLI at Penn State York: Charmaine Kissinger, Olive Padden, and Gussie Petron.
In addition to sharing food and drink, and plenty of stories about these three remarkable women, we bring in a speaker to present on a topic of significant relevance to our members. This year, our speaker is Ashton Applewhite, a PBS Next Avenue “Influencer of the Year,” and author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Applewhite’s lecture topic, based on her book, is This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life.
The event will be open to the public, and soon after the event, OLLI will present roundtable discussions focused on issues of ageism, again open to the community, which will be facilitated by students studying aging and gerontology at Penn State York and York College of Pennsylvania.
The Embracing Aging initiative of the York County Community Foundation, through the Hahn Home Fund, believes this event is important to York County, and is helping to sponsor the speaker and the purchase of the book, which will be given to each full-pay registrant, as well as to the libraries of Penn State York and York College of Pennsylvania.