OLLI e-Newsletter March 2018

Message from the OLLI Board Chair
marv heller

“It is our attitude at the
beginning of a difficult
task which, more
than anything else,
will affect its
successful outcome”
—William James

Last August one of the programs in OLLI Summer Series featured Roy Franchi. The energetic nonagenarian told an enthralled audience how to “Live Longer-Live Better with Seven Dimensions of Senior Wellness.”
The number one item was attitude—the one dimension over which we have complete control.  A positive attitude is good for health and wellbeing. His further recommendations:
When life seems overwhelming, the best approach is to take it on one step at a time.
When confronted with a situation over which we have no control or influence, walk away.
Contribute—don’t criticize.
When faced with change, strive to understand it and then adopt and adapt.
Untie the k(not) that allows
“I cannot” to become
“I can.”
His final recommendation:
smile and embrace life.
“A healthy attitude is contagious, but
don’t wait to catch it
from someone else.
Be a carrier!”
Marv Heller

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News for OLLI members and friends

Spring Term Catalog and Registration

Spring Term

March 27—catalog posted online

Early April—catalog mailed

April 17, 9am—online and processing of mailed registration begins

April 24, 9am—phone registration begins

May 7
classes begin


Spring Luncheon

Spring LunchJoin your OLLI friends at Ivy Hills Country Club as we celebrate the return of spring, enjoy a delicious lunch in a beautiful environment, and reveal the recipient of this year’s Unsung Hero Award for an exceptional volunteer who works tirelessly, often behind the scenes or without official recognition.
Watch for your invitation
in the mail or find it online here.  



Save the Date for OLLI Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl
Join in a little friendly competition and help raise money for OLLI’s scholarship fund at the first-ever OLLI Quiz Bowl on Saturday,
June 9, 6–9pm, at Victory Parkway Campus. Come with a team, join one at the event, or cheer on the competitors as they test their knowledge of trivia inspired by OLLI course topics.
There will be food, wine, beer, and soft drinks. Every Quiz Bowl participant will take home a prize, with OLLI memberships for the first-place team! Watch for your invitation in the mail and details in future e-newsletters.
Would you like to help with planning, decorations, setup, or check-in on the day of the event? Call 513-556-9186 or email


Creative Voices: OLLI’s Literary and Arts Magazine

Creative Voices
Submit your poems, photographs, short stories, paintings, essays, or drawings to be considered for inclusion in Creative Voices, OLLI’s literary and arts magazine. A jury of your peers will make the selections, and copies will be available at the Welcome Tables in the fall.
Deadline: May 15. OLLI members, moderators, or volunteers during the 2017–18 school year are eligible to submit. No more than five submissions from any individual. Written works limited to 2,000 words. Email submissions to with “Creative Voices” as the subject line or bring/mail submissions to the OLLI office, 2220 Victory Pkwy., Admin 207, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Questions: 513-556-9186.


Music to Your Ears: Special Offer from Linton Chamber Music

Linton Chamber Music is offering a special discount to OLLI members and friends to experience Ariel IV + CSO Principals = Mendelssohn Octet, April 22 or 23. Celebrate the extraordinary string talents of the Queen City with CSO principal musicians and CCM’s Ariel Quartet in a program featuring Mendelssohn’s remarkable Octet along with Beethoven’s Quintet (“The Storm”) and a distinctive quartet by Kurtag.
To receive a $5 discount on single tickets, use discount code OLLI when you order online or by phone at 513-381-6868. More information and tickets here.

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Professional Development Seminar for OLLI Moderators

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On Thursday, May 3, 1pm, the Striving for Excellence subcommittee of the OLLI Curriculum Committee hosts “Safety and Security at Group Meetings: Managing Difficult and Potential Violent People” featuring presenter James K. L. Lawrence. He is a longtime OLLI moderator, attorney with Frost Brown Todd LLC, and adjunct professor of conflict resolution at UC and OSU colleges of law. Moderators, please plan to attend and respond to the email notice when you receive it.
Since 2015, Striving for Excellence has been providing training and orientation for new OLLI moderators and professional development for all OLLI moderators with the goal of improving the OLLI classroom experience for everyone. Members are Dick Goetz, Jennifer Manoukian, Keith Marriott, and Nancy

We Remember 

Judy Baughin

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Judy Baughin. Professor Emeritus of French and Chair of the Foreign Languages Department at
UC Blue Ash, Judy taught for OLLI Beginning Conversational French, in which she emphasized practical vocabulary for travelers and awarded a special certificate to each of her students.
Read about her generous legacy to UC here.




OWLI v3 jpg 3Dear OWLI,
A friend said she never registers for Wednesday WOWs, FAB Fridays, OLLI Samplers, or Brown Bag Lunches. Since there is no additional charge for members and there is always room, she just shows up. Is she correct? Is it a waste of time to register for these one-time programs?
Wondering in Westwood

Dear Wondering,
Here are three excellent reasons to register for one-time programs:
1. When there is a change in speaker/topic or a cancellation, only registrants are notified.

2. When the speaker provides extra information via email, only registrants receive it.

3. If an emergency of any kind were to occur, we would need to know who to account for using the registration list.
So, please, do take the time to register for the programs you attend!

Do you have a question about OLLI?
Send it to with the subject line “Ask OWLI.”



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