N O T I C E
OLLI and the Reuter Center will be closed
July 12-14, 2017
to host the UNC System Chancellors and Board of Governors
We will reopen Monday,
July 17, 2017, 8 a.m.
Monday, July 10, 4:15 p.m.
The Meditation SIG will have a Feldenkrais Lesson on
Monday, July 10, 4:15 - 5:45
in Room 120 of the Reuter Center
There are many routes to going into a meditative state and achieving mental and physical relaxation. We have been exposed to many approaches to achieve this meditative state. On this occasion Jacquie Wollins, instructor at College for Seniors, will take us there, not via
mind over body BUT body over mind. She will lead us through a Feldenkrais lesson that will be easy to follow while sitting in a chair, and your results could be remarkable!
Come join this adventure into mind/body work. All OLLI members are invited to attend.
Exploring Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
begins August 3, 2017
Are you considering a CCRC as a possible living option, or are you interested in learning more about them? OLLI's popular
program combines classroom content with site visits to give you a comprehensive view of CCRCs and the local options.
Click here for program details.
Cost $150, open to 2017/18 OLLI members only.
Contact Laurel Jernigan with questions or for more information. 828.250.3871 or email@example.com
OLLI Art Bazaar
egistration is open for the 2017 OLLI Art Bazaar. The Bazaar is s
cheduled for Friday, November 10, 2017, 11 .a.m.- 4 p.m and Saturday, November 11,11 a.m.-3 p.m. The r
egistration fee is $35 for a single table; $70 for a double.
Exhibitor registrations are coming in and space is limited. If you are interested in participating or know of an OLLI member who would like to join the fun, let us hear from you!
Click here to download and print an Exhibitor Registration form or you may drop by the OLLI office to pick up a registration form.
We are looking forward to an exciting bazaar and hope you plan to be a part. If you can't exhibit this year, be sure to mark your calendar to attend.
More info, contact Leanna Preston, 232-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you ponder teaching a course for College for Seniors?
College for Seniors Instructor Support will offer a SkillTalks workshop day on
Tuesday, August 22,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mark your calendars now and plan to get all your questions answered. Teaching for College for Seniors is a blast. Contact Herb Gunn
for additional information.
Children's Book Drive
Congregations 4 Children
, a NC United Methodist Church initiative, is collecting books to give to children during the federally funded free lunch program this summer. Both picture and chapter books are needed for grades K-12.
Please consider donating any children's books you may have and are no longer using. There will be a drop box outside the OLLI administrative office. For more information, contact Jane Callis
Sierra Club Meeting
Wednesday, August 2, 7 p.m.
"Can Science Save Us From Climate Change,
and From Ourselves?"
Robert Cabin, Professor of ecology and environmental studies at Brevard College, will discuss the power and limitations of science to address climate change.
Location Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin place, corner of Charlotte and Edwin.
More info: Judy Mattox, 828-683-2716
OLLI would like to thank
Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend
Sponsor, Gillespie Dentistry for their support!
Timothy E. Gillespie, DMD, FAGD
Cosmetic Implant, & General Dentistry
36 Orange Street
Asheville, NC 28801
CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
Dear OLLI Members,
We wanted to take special notice of the passing of longtime NC Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR) / OLLI member Alice Green. Alice and her husband Art, along with NCCCR members Dorothy Murphree and Beth Lazer, led the efforts to raise the $4.3 million required for the construction and furnishing of the Reuter Center. Alice had no experience raising money; indeed, she has been quoted as saying "If you owed me $10, I would be reluctant to ask for it." But the experience of creating a "Place to Call Home" for the NC Center for Creative Retirement was a challenge and an adventure for everyone who participated. As Alice said, "The committee became so close, we felt like family."
It can be easy for our current members and staff to take the Reuter Center for granted. It's important to remind ourselves that very few OLLIs have on-campus facilities dedicated solely to the use of lifelong learning for older adults. To have a program like ours and a facility that enables our ambitions requires a university willing to support innovative programming, a membership willing to undertake ambitious dreams and see them through to reality, and staff leaders like Ron Manheimer, Denise Snodgrass, Cissie Stevens and others who were able to articulate and nurture a vision for the organization.
Alice continued to support our program after the completion of the Reuter Center; whenever she met new residents at Deerfield Retirement Community, she would bring them to the Reuter Center and introduce them to the programs it houses. We hope Alice's story will inspire you to remember that OLLI runs on the dreams and hard work of everyone in the organization. This week we also lost a longtime instructor, Fusako Krummel, who offered courses and lectures in literature. Inspired teaching and a comfortable place to call home rely on your ongoing support. We mourn the loss of these two inspiring women and are motivated to emulate the ways they contributed time, talent and treasure to make our OLLI experience possible.
We hope you will take some time to read Judy LaMee's story about our UNC Asheville liaison and spirited supporter Jim Canavan and also to read the story by Judy and Jim Lenburg that was featured in the most recent Osher National Resource Center newsletter.
We also want to remind you that we will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 12-14, this week, to host the UNC system Board of Governors. Thanks for understanding!
With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement,
Shindig on the Green
! Musicians and dancers from across Western North Carolina gather to share the region's stirring Southern Appalachian mountain culture and traditions in downtown Asheville in Pack Square Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stake out a spot on the "green." Free and open to the public.
Jim Canavan: This Bulldog Embarks on
UNC Asheville Experience
by Judy LaMée
A relative newcomer to our town and campus, Jim Canavan has heartily embraced both. Recently named campus liaison to OLLI, Jim wears many other hats too. You may recognize his name as Chancellor Mary Grant's husband, or as an adjunct faculty member at University of North Carolina Asheville. Also a Vietnam vet, he eagerly shares photos he made on a recent study abroad trip to Ireland with a group of 14 undergraduate marketing majors and their faculty advisor Professor Dennis Cole. The two-week trip featured businesses and organizations, including the Titanic experience in Belfast and the Guinness operation in Dublin.
Click here to read the rest of the story
College for Seniors
is starting a data base of OLLI members who are particularly well-versed in the use of four types of audio-visual media formats when making presentations.
Do you use:
> Google Slides
Please contact Paula Withrow email@example.com
if you have skills in the use of these platforms.
Concerts on the Quad
Flood: Electric Herbie Hancock Tribute
Monday, July 10, 7 p.m.
UNC Asheville Main Quad
Click here to learn more.
UNC Asheville's Concerts on the Quad continues this summer with the third of four free Monday evening shows, featuring
Flood: Electric Herbie Hancock Tribute.
This group includes some of Asheville's finest jazz musicians performing Herbie Hancock's electric funk of the early '70s.
UNC Asheville music faculty members Brian Felix (keyboards) and Jacob Rodriguez (saxophone) will be joined by Mike Barnes (guitar), Ben Bjorlie (electric bass), Phill Bronson (drums) and Jason DeCristofaro (percussion).
The free concerts take place July 10 and 17, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on the UNC Asheville Quad. Attendees are invited to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy along with the music. Meals, treats and drinks will be available from concession stands on the Quad.
Friday, July 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 206
Joe Baum will present information on Apple Maps App and Car Play. We will also have the "help desk" for anyone with Apple device or OS/iOS problems.
In August we will meet on the second Friday again (August 11th) at 1:30-3:30 and Tom Foss will cover Cyber Security and an overview of Apple Pay.
All OLLI members are invited to attend
OLLI Civic Engagement Committee hopes that you will join them to participate in a unique
opportunity to partner with United Way, MANNA and the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville to improve the lives of those living at the Asheville Terrace Apartments by helping to create an on-site food pantry.
The Senior Opportunity Center
The Senior Opportunity Center is a city of Asheville recreation center located in downtown that programs for adults and senior adults. The center is a congregate dining site with the Buncombe County Council on Aging, serving meals daily to approximately 60 people. They also offer recreation and wellness opportunities and are open from
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
WNC History Association Event
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Historic Cataloochee Valley Revisited
A Bus Tour with Wayne Caldwell
Saturday, August 5, 2017
, join award-winning local author Wayne Caldwell for a day trip to the Cataloochee Valley Historic Area. Caldwell based his best selling fiction series (
Requiem by Fire
) on life in the valley before and during the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The tour includes several historical exhibits and buildings as well as reflections and readings from Dr. Caldwell. Tour participants will walk throughout the historic area including a one mile round trip walk to visit one of the sites. Transportation by motor coach to and from the valley and a catered box lunch are included in your registration. The tour departs from the Smith McDowell House (on the AB Tech campus) at
and returns at approximately
Space is limited and advance registration and payment is required. Tickets are $75.00. Please contact the Smith-McDowell House at
or by calling
to reserve your seat. The tour is sponsored by the Western North Carolina Historical Association and is a light rain or shine event.