Interest groups are an outgrowth of our members desire for advanced exploration, discussion and community. The first Wednesday of the Month is an OLLI Brown Bag Lunch.
All members, are encouraged to participate and contribute as part of their lifelong learning experience. We welcome new groups, suggestions and ideas.
OLLI Hikers Group
Current Facilitator: Ana Linder
Members take turns coordinating hikes
The hiking/walking group is a cooperative whereby we all pitch in and share responsibilities for leading walks/hikes in our beautiful Bay Area, and take our turn for the ongoing management tasks. We currently hold a walk a month. The walk/hike leader determines the route of the walk, what time it starts and ends, its pace, length and elevation change. It is the responsibility of the leader to familiarize her/himself with the trail, begin and end the walk on time, and make sure that there are sufficient restrooms. The team leader will send out a description of the walk/hike at least two weeks in advance. It is the responsibility of walkers to only sign up for walks/hikes that are appropriate for their level of physical fitness, and to make sure that they pack sufficient water, sunscreen and layers of clothing.
Facilitator - Rotating
There are many free and low cost events in our great City and this group shares cool activities (like visiting out of the way SF places, attending events) with OLLI participants to explore SF, get to know OLLI members and socialize. Email email@example.com if you are interested in being part of this new group.
Share A Book
Caring Community Study Group
Facilitator: Rufus Browning
Meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 2:30pm
We meet because we as members of an aging community need support as we age. We have a mission statement and charter for a community of OLLI members who commit ourselves to help each other in order to avoid institutionalization and isolation and facilitate aging in place. We are a support group: we share information, concerns, and resources, including our own issues and experiences with giving and needing help, and we help each other with difficult problems, choices, and plans. We talk about issues that are not easy to discuss elsewhere. New members are welcome at any time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
World Affairs Discussion Group
Facilitators: Jerry Wooten and Larry Kroeker
Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 1.00pm to 2:30pm. For more info email OLLI@sfsu.edu or call 415 817 4243
The group discusses issues of world and/or national importance. Often one member gives a short report on a topic, and then the group discusses it. We invite OLLI members who like to read and keep up, listen, and share ideas to join us.
Writers’ Circle: An Interest Group
Facilitator: Michelle Praeger
Meets every Friday, 1:30pm to 4pm.
The Writers’ Circle at OLLI is a place where writers of any amount of experience and working in any genre can come to read two or three pages of their writing. The purpose is to read your work and get feedback. Each week the group will select a monitor who will establish the order of reading and keep time. Email OLLI@sfsu.edu
Film Discussion Interest Group?Anyone for Bridge?
Intermediate bridge pair seeking other players for social bridge playing. Interested? Email email@example.com
We have access to films in San Francisco (near our downtown location) that most people in the world cannot see. Also, we have a wonderful format in our Share-A-Book interest group in which members really enjoy discussing and exploring books, which could be used for a new Film Discussion group. In addition, we have great faculty who would probably come and talk from time to time.
The group would need a coordinator; email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested!