Mind over Matter: Osher at RIT Offers Classes to Shake the Winter Doldrums

Attend as many classes as you like during free open house sessions Jan. 11-15

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Want to discuss classic motorcars, Woodstock, or Irish literature?

If you’re ages 50 and over and wish to take advantage of classes and other activities that spark intellectual stimulation in the arts, literature, sciences, history and government—then Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is the place for you.

A free open house of winter sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 11-15. New participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch, stay the day, and socialize with current Osher at RIT members.

All classes are open to participants, ranging from The Best of Cinema in the 20th Century, The American Health Care System and Rediscover the Beatles, to Mysteries of Ancient Egypt and Medical School in 2 Hours a Week.

Winter classes run from Jan. 11 through March 12, and are held at Osher’s new home located at the Riparian Independent Living Complex at Rivers Run, 50 Fairwood Drive. Free parking is available and new members are always welcome. Reserve your place by calling 585-292-8989 or visit www.osher.rit.edu.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is a membership-led organization that stimulates minds and forges friendships among people ages 50 and older who live in Greater Rochester. Members participate in classes, discussions, lectures, social events and travel, while engaging in a range of courses to include the arts, literature, sciences, history and government. The organization was founded in 1987 as The Athenaeum, an affiliate of Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2006, it became an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, joining a growing national network of more than 100 university-based centers.