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Register for a course at Berkeley through OLLI led by AHWGO Executive Director, Susanne Stadler

Register for a course at Berkeley through OLLI led by AHWGO Executive Director, Susanne Stadler

About the Course

Susanne Stadler will be leading Life at Home and Aging in Community, a six week course, through OLLI @ Berkeley, one of 122 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes nationwide. This will be a survey course on how to customize aging in one’s own home, addressing topics such as home adaptation, simple DIY improvements, digital tools, self health advocacy, and community resources.

Susanne will be joined by other leaders in the field: Clare Cooper Marcus, Professor Emerita in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and a pioneer in the design of healing landscapes, UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design; Richard Caro, Co-Founder of Tech-enhanced Life and serial entrepreneur in hi-tech; John Newman, geriatrician and educator at the Buck Institute and UCSF; Andrew Scharlach, longtime Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging at UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and expert in aging-friendly communities; and Steve Lustig, Associate Vice Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Health and Human Services and an advocate for an age-friendly Berkeley.

The course will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 and runs every Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm until November 7, 2018.

Discount Code

As a member of the AHWGO community, you can register for this course at a substantial discount. When registering for the $145 course use the discount code below to waive OLLI’s $50 single term membership fee, typically required to register for a course.

Discount Code: AHWGO

How to use the discount code: Once you select to register for the course, you will be instructed to create an account. After entering your information, select a single term membership, and apply the discount code which will waive the membership fee for this course.

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You can find the full course syllabus here.

 

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