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See What Others Say
“OLLI is one of my favorite words! I have taken many classes and enjoyed them all. This is an excellent way to continue learning and a way to stay involved with new things in the community. We have had many interesting instructors with great knowledge. The people involved with starting a program like OLLI certainly have accomplished wonderful things."
- Grace S., Grand Forks, ND
“OLLI programs have been great! Information gained in the class led to learning about an unknown (to me) Canadian author. I enjoyed reading 5 novels by Gabrielle Ray and her autobiography. Free tours and classes are a wonderful surprise and I appreciate the opportunity to learn about and visit local centers and schools.”
- Virginia L., Grand Forks, ND
“Last winter I took the Civil War class taught by Dave Mellen. He was so knowledgeable about his subject. He allowed us to ask questions and we had interesting discussions. My only regret was that the class only lasted six weeks.”
- Char B., Bismarck, ND
“I have taken 7 classes and have loved them all. The cookies were good, too!”
- Judith B., Bismarck, ND
“We need to continue learning or grow stale. OLLI gives me the opportunity to learn, whether it is to refresh the memory, meet new people, or learn something completely new and challenging”.
- Vera W., Grand Forks, ND
“OLLI is a lifesaver. OLLI gets people out and meeting other people. When I think of OLLI, I think happy. I have enjoyed everything I have taken. One doesn’t want to quit learning. Fun, happy and learning = OLLI.”
- Linda P., Grand Forks, ND
“I started taking course the first time I learned of the program. I wanted something that forced me to become engaged because of my recent retirement. All the courses have been interesting and stimulating. However, the course on writing stories has been a real catalyst for me. It was the push I needed to start writing short stories about my life that can be put together in book form so my children and grandchildren will be able to read how it felt to grow up in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s in my own words.”
- Jim R., Grand Forks, ND
“Over the course of teaching and sharing Tai Chi I have worked with all ages and populations, however I have thoroughly enjoyed my time teaching Tai Chi to the members of OLLI. OLLI participants are especially exciting to teach as they are adventurous and willing to learn something new to enhance their lives. I find that I learn as much from the participants as they are learning from me! A lesson to us all; it is never too late to discover new interests that can benefit our wellbeing.”
- Veteran OLLI Instructor Heather Helgeson, Grand Forks, ND
“My experience with OLLI has been fantastic! OLLI members come to class not only to learn, but meet new people and have a great time. The compliments and comments I have received from OLLI members keeps me coming back each year. I don’t know if it’s the beer, wine and food samples I give out, but I have had some OLLI members take all three of the classes that I teach! Either way, there is always plenty of learning and laughing."
- Veteran OLLI Instructor Greg Rixen, Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop, Grand Forks, ND