Above: PALS instructor Dr. Mark Levine leads a class. Photo by Isadora Pennington
Expand your knowledge and broaden your horizons by enrolling with one of these senior-focused education programs.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Emory offers spring, summer, fall and winter classes held on Tuesdays through Thursdays. $49 for one class; discounts for additional classes. Emory Continuing Education, 6 Executive Park Dr., Atlanta 30329. For more Info, visit olli.emory.edu or call 404-727-6000.
OLLI classes are also available through Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education. Offerings include Art & Music, Finance, History, Languages and Technology. Get details at ccpe.kennesaw.edu.
Perimeter Adults Learning & Services (PALS)
Spring classes are underway through May 15 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody 30338. Eight classes are held on Mondays in three time slots, with a lunch break in between. $45 for the entire spring session, or visit for $8 per day. Info at palsonline.org or by calling 770-698-0801.
Here are some other area education programs designed for seniors:
Georgia State University
Georgia residents aged 62 or over are welcome to resume, continue or begin a college education as a GSU-62 student. The program allows eligible applicants to register for college-level courses for credit or audit on a space-available basis. Information is available at admissions.gsu.edu. For Perimeter College GSU-62 info, visit perimeter.gsu.edu.
Seniors Enriched Living (SEL)
A nonprofit, interfaith organization, SEL provides senior adult continuing education classes at Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell 30075. There are currently over 300 participants in the program, which offers spring, summer and fall sessions. More info on facebook.com.
Enrichment of Life Movement (ELM)
ELM is a nonprofit, non-denominational organization for individuals 50 and up. More than 60 classes are offered on consecutive Tuesdays for three eight-week sessions in fall, winter and spring. Classes are held at First United Methodist Church, 56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta 30064. Visit elmcobb.org for details.
Senior University of Greater Atlanta (SUGA)
SUGA classes include history, literature and science, and are offered in fall, winter and summer sessions. The education organization is based at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker 30084. Go to suga.org for more info.