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September 14, 2005
DH 05 RH10
Contact: Russ Hudson,
Media Relations Coordinator
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -

CSUDH Program Bringing Education to Older, Retired Citizens Funded


CARSON, Ca. - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the OLLIonline project at CSU Dominguez Hills have been given $100,000 funding again this year by the Bernard Osher Foundation, according to College of Extended and International Education (CEE) Dean Margaret Gordon. Gordon said official notice of the funding has been received.

OLLIonline is an innovative lifelong learning program designed for mature and retired adults who may not be able to travel to college campuses where such programs are traditionally offered; CEE also offers an on-campus program called Omnilore, also funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation. The fifth OLLIonline series, “American Film, Television and Culture of the 1950s,” begins today, September 14, at 1 p.m. Programs are broadcast live from CSUDH studios on cable channel LA36 and on the World Wide Web at www.OLLIonline.tv.

“An aging-in-place movement is emerging, where there’s an attempt to keep senior citizens in their homes for longer periods of time,” Gordon notes. “What we have here is a program that is designed to meet the needs of seniors who are isolated or who are living in retirement homes and don’t have ready access to a university campus. We’re actually bringing it to them and giving it the sense of a community. I think we did the right thing at the right time.”

“We’ve had a lifelong learning group since 1990 with Omnilore,” she says. “When the Bernard Osher Foundation sent out a request for proposals, we decided to do something a little bit different and try to replicate the experience that our Omnilore people had in their learning society by using [electronic] media.”

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