Bradley Brings Virtual Opportunities to Those Ages 50 and Up

May 12, 2020

Zoom Training

May 14, 18, 19, and 21 at 2:00 p.m.
OLLI is hosting Introductory Zoom Training Sessions for anyone who is new to Zoom. Participants will be able to ask questions or chat during the event. To participate in a free session, register at OLLI Online. Once registered, a link will be emailed, along with directions on how to login to the session.

Virtual Happy Hour

May 15 at 4:00 p.m.
This Virtual Happy Hour is an opportunity to stay connected despite not being able to interact in person as much anymore. Although participants aren't required to "play along" with the various themes offered, there will nonetheless be a different one each week. This Friday is Show And Tell: What's the most unusual thing you've found during quarantine cleaning? Click OLLI Online to register for this free get-together.

Virtual Learning Trip: W.E. Sullivans

May 20 and 21 (Varying Times)
For a small fee, participants can enjoy a delicious dinner from W.E. Sullivans on May 20 (curbside pickup from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) as well as join a virtual behind-the-scenes visit with restaurant owner Lauren Blasek and Chef Raul Salazar via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. the very next day. Dinner will include their Chicken and Brie Sandwich with a side of green beans and bacon. For the Zoom chat on May 21, Lauren Blasek will talk about how the previous night's dinner was prepared with Chef Raul Salazar and talk about the restaurant business in general. Click OLLI Online to register by May 18 at noon.. For questions, please email

Virtual Conversation with Disease Specialist

May 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Participants can take part in a conversation with Dr. Patel, an infectious disease specialist in Peoria who is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area and has been in practice for more than 20 years. In this conversation, Dr. Patel will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on local infectious disease physicians, how her job has changed and the impact on her household of doctors and future doctors. Click OLLI Online to register. For questions, please email

Virtual Happy Hour

May 22 at 4:00 p.m.
This Virtual Happy Hour theme is Memorial Day: Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States. Participants may take this time to honor our veterans and share stories of what Memorial Day means to them. Click OLLI Online to register for this free get-together.

OLLI is an organization at Bradley University whose members, age 50 and older, want to keep learning and stay active as they reach and enjoy retirement. One way to do that is to keep learning, and OLLI offers them many options. Participants enjoy a diverse collection of year-round programs including non-credit classes, educational travel, and study groups. The only pre-requisite is that you enjoy learning!