MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at West Virginia University will kick off its 20th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at its location in the Mountaineer Mall on Greenbag Road in Morgantown.

The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. in Classroom B with the Seventh Annual Irving Goodman Aging Lecture, named in honor and in memory of Irving Goodman, Ph.D., long-time WVU psychology professor, who initiated the concept and worked to bring the series to life.

This year’s lecture, “Getting Old Is Not For Sissies: How We Can Age Well And What Happens When We Don’t,” will be presented by Bernard Schreurs, Ph.D., professor in the WVU School of Medicine Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, researcher at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and director of the West Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Registry.

At 2 p.m., immediately following the lecture, the fall reception will be held in the Community Room. The reception will include light refreshments, OLLI membership renewal and registration for the fall term of classes, which run from Sept. 23 to Nov. 8. Several fall term faculty members will be available to discuss their upcoming classes.

Everyone age 50 and older is invited to attend.

Founded in 1993, OLLI is part of the Center on Aging at WVU Health Sciences. It is a membership organization open to anyone age 50 or older regardless of educational background. The goal is to provide intellectually stimulating classes and peer discussions along with an opportunity for social and recreational activities, such as field trips to environmental and historic sites and for appreciation and study of the arts.

For more information on OLLI, visit, email or call 304-293-1793.
For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
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