Special Interests

Inter-Session Discussion Group

Interested in staying connected to OLLI between sessions? Join OLLI instructor Shia Elson on Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 10:00AM for a discussion group called: “We The People Speak.” Members of the group will share things about themselves related to occupation, hobbies, retirement, news, politics, religion, writing; the group will then discuss. If you are interested please email: olli@emory.edu. Shia is a retired Emory Cardiologist, Co-Director of the Cardiac Clinic at Grady Hospital.

OLLI Book Club

We are proud to announce that there are two OLLI book clubs. The first group meets the first TUESDAY of the month from 12:30-1:30PM (contact Barb Sorenson, bsorenson50@gmail.com, or Jill Parks, atlparks@yahoo.com). The second group meets the first THURSDAY of the month from 12:30-1:30PM (contact Elizabeth Deschenes, Elizabeth.deschenes@yahoo.com, or Phyllis Irby-Downing, sfrsid@yahoo.com). The groups meet to discuss readings from a variety of genres, including novels, memoirs, classics, and nonfiction. Members vote on book selections.


Do you play MahJong? Interested in learning? Contact Emma Zell: emmazell2479@gmail.com or text 817-709-7019 to discuss possibilities.

International Travel

Are you interested in organized international travel with your OLLI friends? Want to be part of a focus group to explore expanding OLLI offerings to include travel to exciting foreign countries? Contact Dana Lilly, dlilly11@mac.com, or Jo Ann Mustian, jmustian@bellsouth.net.