Westminster-Thurber Community Connects Central Ohio's Active Adults

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OWLS School Challenges Seniors with Academic-Level Classes in Columbus

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OWLS School offers seven academic-level classes to area residents who want to learn, experience new ideas and connect with like-minded seniors.

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Westminster-Thurber Community, a continuing care retirement community in Columbus' Victorian Village neighborhood, again brings enriching and challenging courses to central Ohio's older adults.

The 18th annual OWLS (Older Wiser Lifelong Scholars) School offers seven academic-level classes to area residents who want to learn, experience new ideas and connect with like-minded seniors.

All classes are held in four, two-hour sessions in Westminster-Thurber Community's Auditorium, 717 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio.

The following courses will be offered during October:

  • U.S. Constitution: Monday, Oct. 7, and Oct. 14
  • American Musical Pop Culture: Tuesday, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29
  • Immigration Issues: Tuesday, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Thursday, Oct. 10, Friday, Oct. 11
  • Shale Energy Exploration: Thursday, Oct. 17, Friday, Oct. 18
  • Issues: Human Use of Animals: Monday, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28
  • The Real Story of Peter Pan: Thursday, Oct. 24, Friday, Oct. 25

The classes are open to the public and cost $20 per course, per student. The fee includes the four sessions and coffee breaks. Students also are welcome to make lunch reservations at Westminster-Thurber for $8 per meal, per student.

The deadline to register for any of the seven classes is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Click here for a PDF that details each class, registration forms and more. Interested students also may call the OWLS hotline at 614-565-2490.

About Westminster-Thurber Community:
Westminster-Thurber Community plans to open its new condo-style apartment building for active adults, Goodale Landing, in late 2015 and is one of 11 retirement communities owned and operated by OPRS Communities, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). Since 1922, OPRS has defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults. Each year, OPRS serves more than 90,000 people annually through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence. Senior Independence provides home and community based services, operates 11 adult day centers and manages six senior centers, in partnership with local governments. In addition, Senior Independence services are extended nationwide through its iPartners. Another wholly owned subsidiary, the OPRS Foundation, raises several million dollars annually to support charity care, special programs, capital expansion and endowment.

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