OLLI accepting applications for Senior Leaders Greenville
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman is accepting applications through June 6 for its next Senior Leaders Greenville program.
Launched in 2013, Senior Leaders Greenville is a program designed for adults 55 and up who want to play a more essential role in the community. The program empowers participants to become active in fostering better lives for seniors in Greenville and the Upstate.
Senior Leaders Greenville, a community partnership with Upstate programs Senior Action and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s Lifewise, runs August 2016 to May 2017. Cost for the program is $350 and scholarships are available. The program is limited to 40 participants per year.
Senior Leaders Greenville, which graduated its second class May 19, equips participants to be advocates and change-makers so they can represent the senior population in a variety of ways, including serving on boards or commissions, lobbying for issues affecting seniors, attending civic meetings, or even running for office.
Through monthly lectures, seminars, tours and working groups, seniors explore issues identified in the Lt. Governor’s State Plan on Aging, which includes topics such as health, re-education, transportation, senior services, caregiving, end-of-life issues, nutrition, technology and more.