OLLI After Five

Rediscover the Joy of Learning!

Come enjoy OLLI programs at a time of the day that works for you.

Fall 2016 — OLLI After Five
Select OLLI at UAH courses offered Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:45 pm.
  • Elder Law
  • Beginning French
  • Origins of the Mind
  • Beginning Spanish
  • The World of Wine
  • Breath Centered Yoga
  • Captains of Industry: Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Morgan
Term Course Fees OLLI at UAH Membership
$85 Up to 4 Courses 12 - Month Membership = $16
$10 Each Additional 24 - Month Membership = $32

Rediscover the Joy of Learning by joining a vibrant learning community of adults 50+ interested in staying intellectually and socially active, while having lots of fun! OLLI at UAH is designed for your lifestyle and interests, with no grades or tests!

OLLI After Five offerings on Tuesday or Thursday evenings provide an extended opportunity for your involvement with OLLI at UAH. Register today—there is a course waiting for you!

OLLI After Five

Breath-Centered Yoga     C70F1644  |  09/13/16 - 11/01/16  |  05:00pm - 06:00pm
Explore the benefits and practical applications of yoga for health and healing. Using a gentle format, we will combine breath and movement in order to soothe the body and focus the mind. All props are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats. This class will be accessible to beginners and experienced practitioners, as well as those with unique physical needs. A minimum of 10 students must be enrolled for the class to be held. There will be a $15 lab fee for this class.

Beginning French     C64F1647  |  09/13/16 - 11/01/16  |  05:15pm - 06:45pm
This beginning French class will not disappoint! It is intended for participants with no prior knowledge of French but a desire to learn. We are going to begin with "bonjour," and achieve a basic level of reading, speaking and listening skills with an emphasis on conversational French. This class will be held in a fun, relaxed environment where participants will be encouraged to speak French. Access to the Internet as well as an email address are recommended but not required.

Beginning Spanish     C64F1685  |  09/15/16 - 11/03/16  |  05:15pm - 06:45pm
If you've ever thought of learning a foreign language, now is the perfect time to learn Spanish! Experts say the beautiful Spanish language is among the easiest to learn, and our new teaching team is ready to help you get started. We'll cover basic vocabulary, introductory grammar and conversational skills, as well as culture and customs. If you're planning a trip to Spain or a Spanish-speaking country, even a little Spanish will help you communicate more successfully when making reservations, ordering food, or meeting new people. Join the fun this fall, and laugh as you learn in this informal class.

Elder Law     C63F1637  |  09/15/16 - 11/03/16  |  05:15pm - 06:45pm
If you've ever wondered about the best ways to be prepared for the future, join Connie Glass, Certified Elder Law attorney, to effectively plan your estate! Successful aging is in part a result of planning ahead. Planning for asset preservation and management during your lifetime is just as important as planning for how your assets will be distributed at your death. Join us for a comprehensive discussion of the documents needed for a complete estate plan and options available to preserve and manage assets in the event of long-term care. Students rate this class among the most beneficial they have ever attended.

Origins of the Mind (DVD)     C65F1686  |  09/15/16 - 11/03/16  |  05:15pm - 06:45pm
Take a multifaceted look at one of the hottest subjects in the scientific world--the human mind. Explore the evolution of the mind over hundreds of millions of years, and then look at the mind on the individual scale from birth throughout the lifespan. Jean Greenwood will guide us through enlightening lectures by award- winning Professor Stephen Hinshaw whose training as a clinical psychologist enables him to present the latest information and viewpoints on what neurobiologists, psychologists, and other scientists know about our minds.

The World of Wine     C73F1646  |  09/13/16 - 11/01/16  |  05:15pm - 06:45pm
If you enjoy wine, but are sometimes confused when people describe a wine as "aromatic," "dry," "crisp," or "full-bodied," then this is the course for you! Local wine authority and enthusiast Dan Thompson will help us learn fundamental concepts about wine, share information about different styles of wine, and assist us in developing an understanding of the ways it is made, the techniques of tasting, and how to shop for the best wines. Wine tastings are being planned by the instructor to make the subject of wine less intimidating and more approachable. There will be a lab fee for the optional wine tastings.