With four months to go, we are at just over 75% of our goal! Thank you, so much, to everyone that has given to this campaign in support of lifelong learning at University of the Pacific. We are living up to our new official designation as an Age-Friendly University! We are fulfilling the AFU principles such as; Promoting intergenerational learning and to facilitate the reciprocal sharing of expertise between learner of all ages and enhancing access for older adults to the university’s range of health and wellness programs and its arts and cultural activities.
One of the goals of the Generosity Never Retires campaign is to continue to improve our variety of offerings. Thanks to your generous contributions we have been able to add more important programming this semester than ever before. We added a second intergenerational class for FREE! A book club that meets with Pacific psychology students to discuss Mitch Albom’s best-selling book: Tuesdays with Morrie a true story about a journalist and his mentor. After the discussions a screening of the film will be watched. Also new this year we are also offering Active Aging Week activities for FREE. We are focusing on Health and Wellness with presentation topics such as; Improve Your Mobility, Keeping the Journey Independent and a FREE Tai Chi Chuan Qigong class for anyone who wants to see what a mostly seated Tai Chi class is like.
If you would like to learn more about OLLI at Pacific’s history and why it is important to donate, please attend the All About OLLI lecture given by OLLI at Pacific Program Director, Jennifer Juanitas. The lecture will be repeated at three different locations. Monday, September 9th at O’Connor Woods, Tuesday, September 10th at the Janet Leigh Theatre and Wednesday, September 11th at First United Methodist Church in Lodi. All lectures start at 3:30 and end at 5pm.
For more information about these and other offerings for the fall semester please go to our website where you can download the catalog:
With your continued support of OLLI at Pacific, we know we will reach our target goal of $15,000.