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Dominican announces personal enrichment courses for those 50 and older

Dominican University of California announces the first courses offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The OLLI provides six-to eight-week non-credit courses to the adults in our community who are 50 years or older. These courses present the chance to pursue the intellectual challenge of academic programs without the stress of grades, tests or homework.


“Courses will address the interests of seniors in Marin County and the North Bay area, and will be taught, as much as possible, by seniors from the area,” explains Terry Ratcliff, Dominican’s executive director of adult and extended education.

Mary Bitterman, president of the Bernard Osher Foundation, states: “It’s the belief of Bernard Osher that people are living longer and that this longer life should be coupled with increased learning. The more engaged seasoned adults are, the more constructive citizens they will be.”

All courses are offered on the Dominican campus in San Rafael. During the inaugural fall 2004 session charter memberships are available. Charter members are eligible to attend all three offerings in the fall 2004 session and will receive additional discounts on future OLLI programs as well as certain student benefits including use of the Alemany Library and Conlan Recreation Center.

Three courses were offered for fall 2004. To receive information about future courses, email Terry Ratcliff and ask to be included on the mailing list tratcliff@dominican.edu.


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