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Course Overview

As a benefit of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM Continuing Education, members are able to register for free Members-only events throughout the year, including lectures and movie nights.

To register, simply choose an upcoming open event and click "register now". You must be signed in and have an active OLLI membership to enroll.

To learn more about becoming a member, click here.

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Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Boost Your Budget in Retirement
Type
In-Person Class
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Jan 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 25, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 25, 2022
Instructors
  • Kris Winterowd
Section Notes

Public and private benefits are a lifeline to helping low-income people with Medicare age well. Learn about benefits programs to pay for healthcare, food, medicine, transportation, utilities, and more. $30 billion in benefits go unclaimed every year because eligible older adults are unaware that these programs exist or how to apply. At this workshop you will learn how to access these supports and stretch your budget.

Join Kris Winterowd, NE Regional Coordinator for the State of New Mexico’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). SHIP is part of the New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department, and offers free, expert information and assistance to New Mexico residents.

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Valentine's Day... What they Didn't Tell You
Type
In-Person Class
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Feb 11, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 08, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 08, 2022
Instructors
Section Notes

Ah, Valentine’s Day! Cards, flowers, candy – perhaps a bit of jewelry – to celebrate your love, but what really lies behind this day? If we look back in history, the heart was not the center of soulful emotion. It was the liver. Imagine giving a liver to your true love. Or, as in ancient Rome, being slapped with a strip of goat skin by a naked youth running through the streets? And what of St. Valentine? The one who was beaten, decapitated and martyred. Why does he symbolize love? Join as we celebrate a day that is more – and less – than it seems. Chocolate will be served because as Charlie Brown says, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.''

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: The San Patricios and the Mexican-American War
Type
In-Person Class
Days
F
Time
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Dates
Mar 11, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 08, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 08, 2022
Instructors
Section Notes

When the United States went to war with Mexico in 1846, many men serving in the US Army were Irish immigrants. Following in the tradition of the Wild Geese, Irish soldiers fought in the Army for more than a hundred years. But faced with the anti-Catholic discrimination rampant in the United States, some left the US Army and joined the Mexican army instead. At the war’s end, the US hanged them as deserters, but today they are celebrated as heroes in Mexico and Ireland. We’ll examine their history, and view a documentary about their story.

 

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Advance Healthcare Planning and End of Life Options
Type
Live Online
Days
Th
Time
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Dates
Apr 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 11, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 11, 2022
Section Notes

What advance healthcare planning options exist in New Mexico? Our discussion will include an overview of Advance Healthcare Directives and an explanation of various healthcare choices we have as we near the end of our lives. We'll include a discussion of the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act, which was enacted in the 2021 legislative session.

 

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: How do we Defeat the Next Pandemic?
Type
In-Person Class
Days
T
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
May 03, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 30, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 30, 2022
Instructors
Section Notes

In October 2021, the book Uncontrolled Spread: Why the COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We can Defeat the Next Pandemic by former FDA Commissioner and public commentator on health issues, Dr. Scott Gottlieb was published. This presentation will review Gottlieb’s findings and recommendations as well as discuss topics not  addressed in his book. For example, Taiwan is an island nation of twenty-three million only one hundred miles off China’s coast that had direct flights from Wuhan, the epidemic’s epicenter in December 2019 and January 2020 as the disease spread undetected. Yet Taiwan suffered fewer than a dozen COVID-19 deaths during the entire pandemic. What did the Taiwanese get right? How can the lessons learned from Covid-19 help us as we navigate future public health challenges?

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Estate Planning for the Rest of Us Live Online
Type
Live Online
Days
Th
Time
10:00AM to 11:15AM
Dates
May 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 09, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
May 09, 2022
Section Notes

You're not Warren Buffett... You're not even Jimmy Buffett. But you know you need an estate plan. It's not safe to assume a last will and testament is adequate to protect you family and your assets. Even the most carefully created will doesn't defend your heirs and beneficiaries from estate taxes, expenses, publicity and delays of probate. What about your spouse or elderly parents with long-term care needs, potential future income, capital gains or estate tax issues? While estate planning is often about planning for the future, there are actions you can take today to ensure your beneficiaries, including your chosen charities receive what you intend. This interactive lecture-discussion will explore a variety of tools, including wills, gift annuities, tax considerations and other strategies that will preserve a foundation for the future.

 

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