Welcome to OLLI @ Furman where senior adults learn new skills, make new friends and realize that they never imagined retirement could be so much fun or so fulfilling! We have a lot going on at Furman for our seniors to enjoy that includes hundreds of courses to choose from throughout the year from history to literature to hobbies and exercise. We also offer bonus trips and events, special interest groups, social events and a lunch and learn series. Summer school is going on now and July and August will bring our Straight Talk series. Poke around our webpages or give us a call to get to know us a little better and then come take a walk or ride your bike out on Furman's beautiful campus and visit us this summer in our new building on campus--The Herring Center for Continuing Education. (I promise you it will be worth a visit to this place where learning never retires!)
Series Cost: $35 (OLLI members), $45 (non-OLLI members) or $15 per session
This year’s Summer Series will begin an annual focus on critical issues facing South Carolina. The 2013 four-week series will focus on the issue of Healthcare in South Carolina.Incorporating a variety of perspectives, the series will provide factual, pragmatic information about our current system of healthcare delivery and the changes that will occur with the implementation of the healthcare exchanges and other portions of the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina in 2014. It will also provide diverse philosophies on the need for reform and the broader implications of the impending changes to South Carolina’s healthcare system in 2014 and beyond.
July 17: Healthcare in America: Best in the World?
A look at how we currently deliver healthcare in the U.S. and what issues the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to address. What are the ethical and economic reasons that government should or should not be involved?
July 24: Two Opposing Visions for Improving Healthcare in SC
South Carolina is one of 14 states whose legislatures are rejecting federal funding for Medicaid Expansion.Hear the state’s leading voices debate whether this decision is the right one for South Carolina.
July 31: Rationing Healthcare Rationally
Our society spends much of its limited healthcare dollar on high-priced ER visits and expensive end-of-life care, and uses a fee-for-service system. How can we change our approach so as to provide better care at a lower cost?
August 7: Beyond Debate to Implementation: What the ACA will mean for SC in 2014
Like it or not, the ACA is coming to South Carolina. What will it look like and how is SC preparing and responding?
For more information about each of these programs, click here. (You will be taken to the Riley Institute's website). Register now.
The Summer Series is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman
and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman