Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers courses in Phoenixville

For the first time, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) an education center for individuals aged 50 and over headquartered at Widener University’s Exton campus, is expanding its program into Phoenixville. Three courses, all open to the general public regardless of age, will be offered in March and April.

Dr. Paul Kelley will present astrology as a way to have fun with science in “Making Friends with the Zodiac,” scheduled for 3 to 4:10 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays from March 4 to April 1. The class will meet in the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation on Gay Street. Students will learn interesting facts that give to the zodiac signs a deeper, more personal meaning. Registration deadline for the course is Feb. 18.

Dr. Robert Smith will teach “A History of Medicine” from 10 to 11:10 a.m. on consecutive Fridays from April 4 to May 9, with no class on April 18 (Good Friday). Dr. Smith will provide a comprehensive description of the discovery and uses of pharmaceuticals grouped by area of application. The class will meet in the Phoenixville Hospital Medical Office Building with a registration deadline of March 21.

“The Way Things Used to Be: The American Fifties” will meet from 2 to 3:10 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays from April 15 to May 13 in the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. Instructor Michael Simeone will take a nostalgic look at the things that formerly filled our lives and were subsequently wiped out by political, social and technological forces. Registration deadline is April 1.


Registration fee for each of the courses is $30, with a minimum of 15 registrations required for a course to be offered and enrollment cut off at 20 students. The $30 fee is waived for OLLI students who take courses and are enrolled as OLLI members at the Exton campus.

For further information or to register, call 484-713-0088 or visit www.widener.edu/olli.