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  • Our Condolences - Paul Atkins

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    OLLI would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Paul A. Atkins, Jr., who passed away on February 19, 2019.

  • Our Condolences - Don T. Martin

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    OLLI sends our condolences to the family and friends of Don T. Martin, who passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

  • Morgantown Week-at-a-Glance, February 25th

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    February 25, 2019, Monday 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM New Yorker Discussion Group -- Classroom A 12:45 PM - 2:35 PM Physiology of Healthy Aging -- Classroom A 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM Yarn Arts Group -- Classroom B 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel -- Computer Lab 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM Mon River New Horizons Band -- Classroom B

  • Travel with OLLI: Treasures of Northern California

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Intersted in traveling with OLLI? The reservation date is coming up for the Collette trip: Treasures of Northern California

  • New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age.

  • Meat-free diet linked to benefits for people with type 2 diabetes

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Avoiding animal products and eating a plant-based diet is a great way to keep type 2 diabetes under control, according to a study published Oct. 30, 2018, in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Researchers reviewed 11 studies (most of them randomized controlled trials, the gold standard in research) that included more than 400 mostly middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes. The average length of each study was about six months. People who followed a plant-based diet experienced significant improvements in blood sugar control, emotional health, quality of life, weight loss, and cholesterol levels, compared with people who did not follow plant-based diets. Some people who ate a plant-based diet were even able to reduce or eliminate their medications for diabetes control and high blood pressure. If you'd like to try the diet at home, focus on lots of vegetables, legumes (a must for protein and fiber), fruits, seeds, whole grains, and nuts. But don't stop taking any medications without talking to your doctor first.

  • An American Story in Music!

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    The WVU Choirs are performing a celebration of 250 years of choral music in the U.S. at the Metropolitan Theater on High Street on Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available at the Mountainlair and CAC Box Offices (204-293-SHOW) or at ticketmaster.com.  This wonderful choral offering is a must see event! Don't miss it!

  • OLLI Member Survey

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Online for Morgantown members at https://olliatwvu.wufoo.com/forms/qs2c66a1nwpuvd/ Online for Kanawha Valley members at https://olliatwvu.wufoo.com/forms/q6x8ipb1933717/

  • Jyms of Wyzdom for February 15, 2019

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    The Day After: I hope you all got as many valentines as you were expecting…there’s still time to write that naughty grandson out of your will! And I hope many of you handed over some shekels to OLLI so you could get a heart on the lounge door.

  • EMPTY BOWLS Monongalia is Next Week!

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    On Saturday, February 23, from 11:00 till 2:30, soup, bread and cookies will be served at the Mylan Park Hazel and J. W. Ruby Community Center. Try as many different kinds of soup as you want and take home a handmade ceramic bowl to remind you that there is always someone with an empty bowl and that in buying your ticket, you make a difference. Take-out is also available. Children 10 and under eat for free but don't receive a bowl. Tickets are $20.00. Buy tickets at OLLI all week and avoid the long line.