OLLI Lectures

Decoding the "Lifestyle DNA" of a Population of Older Americans

Peter Spiers will illustrate what healthy aging looks like, based on new academic research, focus groups and personal interviews. Peter will discuss his book, Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier. The book identifies 25-30 core activities—from volunteering and joining Lifelong Learning Institutes to gardening and educational travel—to which Masters are drawn, and explains why their blend of socializing, moving, creating, and thinking are a recipe for both successful aging and cognitive health. Master Class carefully integrates the latest in academic and internal Road Scholar research, but it’s the testimony of the Masters themselves that makes the most compelling case for the lifestyle, and which will motivate the audience to get on the road to becoming Masters themselves.

Date and Time

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Light refreshments served from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Presentation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location and Parking

Marty Theatre
Robert H. Michel Student Center, lower level
915 N. Elmwood
Peoria, IL 61606

Parking is available in any blue or white-lined space on campus.

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Peter Spiers is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Outreach for Road Scholar. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Peter lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Melissa, and sons, Tomas and Andy.


Your FREE registration is funded from a "Lagniappe" grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation. Though seating is plentiful, registration is required.

If you need to cancel, contact Continuing Education as soon as possible:  (309) 677-3900.

Lectures are held rain or shine, unless inclement weather closes Bradley University.