Below are several resources including lifelong learning books and web links, HSU websites, community events calendars, community web resources, and links to HSU OLLI forms.
Humboldt State University Resources & Events
- American Association for Retired Persons (AARP): Information about AARP programs and general information for seniors
- American Society on Aging: Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. Publications and conferences
- AssistedLivingFacilities.org Information on over 36,100 state-licensed assisted living facilities and explanations of the the rules and regulations of each state.
- Association for Gerontology in Higher Education: AGHE is dedicated to advancing gerontology as a field of study in institutions of higher learning
- The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.
- Gerontological Society of America: GSA "provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages." Conferences, publications, employment opportunities, newsletter, notices of grants and fellowships
- National Council on Aging (NCOA): a national network of organizations and individuals "dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons and increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations." Website offers links to publications, jobs, events, advocacy, research and more.
- Senior Legal Hotline: Free legal advice and brief services by phone to California residents 60 and over. Also includes links to similar organizations in other states.
- TED: Ideas Worth Sharing: Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.
- United Nations Program on Aging: UN principles for older persons, calendar of international events, challenges and opportunities, international action, latest intergovernmental actions on aging
- Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
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OLLI at HSU benefits from collaborations with many non-profit and governmental organizations. We greatly appreciate their support of lifelong learniing in our community.
- Aligning Forces Humboldt is an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to transform health and health care in Humboldt County. The California Center for Rural Policy is the lead agency and it works in close partnership with the Humboldt-Del Norte Independent Practice Association, St Joseph Health System and a large collaborative of key health care stakeholders, consumers, and consumer advocates. The mission of Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Initiative aims to improve patient-centered, equitable and high-quality care to all throughout Humboldt County.
- Area 1 Agency on Aging (A1AA) plans, coordinates, develops and delivers a range of senior, information, volunteer, caregiver and advocacy services in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, California.
- Bureau of Land Management: Arcata Field Office is responsible for the administration of natural resources, lands, and mineral programs on approximately 200,000 acres of public land in Northwestern California. The Area includes the 60,000 acre King Range National Conservation Area and the 7,472 acre Headwaters Forest Reserve.
- Clarke Museum is in Old Town Eureka. Exhibits feature the history of Humboldt County, with emphasis on the late 1800s. Displays include furniture, glassware, clothing, and more.
- Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre offers actor training programs, touring productions, a summer festival, education programs in local schools, and work in economic/community development. It is based in Blue Lake, Calif.
- Eel River Multi-Generational Center in Fortuna is where people of all ages can come together at one place to participate in classes, programs and activities.
- Eureka High School is the largest high school in Humboldt County. EHS is recognized throughout the nation as a California Distinguished High School.
- The Eureka Symphonyis composed of community members -- including teachers, doctors, professors, retirees, students, and more -- from across Humboldt Bay area. Each year the group performs a wide range of contemporary and classical compositions with appeal to all ages.
- Ferndale Museum is an historical and educational museum which fosters an appreciation and understanding of the culture and heritage of Ferndale, the lower Eel River Valley and the area as far south as the Mattole River Valley.
- Ferndale Senior Resource Center serves the needs of seniors and disabled 62 years and older, living in the 95536 zip code.
- Ferndale Repertory Theatre is the oldest and largest of the North Coast’s resident community theatres, started in 1972. FRT produces six main stage shows a year, plus special music and film events.
- Forever Humboldt: HSU Associationis bigger than an alumni association -– it's the association of all Humboldt alumni, students, parents and families, faculty, and staff. We're here to showcase pride in our university and encourage everyone to help support its mission.
- Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) provides educational support for the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. FOAM educates the public about wetlands, wildlife, wastewater treatment, and the benefits of wastewater in wetlands.
- Friends of the Dunes (FOD) has been involved in the conservation of coastal environment, including ecosystem restoration, education programs, and guided walks. FOD is also a coastal dunes land trust.
- Garberville Civic Club is located at 477 Maple Lane in Garberville.
- Humboldt Area Foundation serves as an independent staging ground for residents, individually and in concert, to build social, economic and environmental prosperity in the Redwood, Trinity and Wild Rivers Region.
- Humboldt Audiology: Dr. Joanna Marcus
- Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service protects and enhances wetlands and bay habitats for migratory birds, especially black brant, and to protect endangered species and their habitats, including the Humboldt Bay wallflower.
- Humboldt Baykeeper seeks to safeguard local coastal resources for the health, enjoyment and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay community through education, scientific research, and enforcement of laws to fight pollution.
- Humboldt Botanical Gardens are constructed on a 44.5-acre site south of Eureka near the Humboldt Bay adjacent to the College of the Redwoods.
- Humboldt County Historical Society furthers an understanding and appreciation of all peoples, places, events and activities of Humboldt County and related areas.
- Humboldt County Office of Education
- Humboldt Crabs Baseball was founded in 1945, and is the oldest continuously-operated summer collegiate, wood-bat, baseball team in the country. The team based in Arcata, Calif.
- Humboldt Senior Resource Center is committed to providing services, information, education and recreation for seniors, families and caregivers in Humboldt County.
- Humboldt State University Natural History Museum
- KEET TV 13 Public Television provides educational and entertaining programs and innovative outreach on local and global issues.
- KHSU Public Radio is the NPR-affiliated public radio station of Humboldt State University.
- Los Bagels is a multi-cultural bakery and café founded in Humboldt County in 1984.
- McKinleyville Union School District is committed to families living and learning on the North Coast in McKinleyville.
- Morris Graves Museum of Art/Humboldt Arts Council
- National Weather Service Forecast Office: Eureka provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for Eureka and surrounding areas. Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) contains an ancient coast redwood ecosystem, open prairie lands, two major rivers, and 37 miles of California coastline.
- North Coast Audiology: Dr. Julie Kelly
- Northcoast Children's Services is a private non-profit corporation serving pregnant women and children from birth to kindergarten age. NCS currently operates federally funded Head Start and Early Head Start programs, California State Preschool, General Child Care and Development Programs, and the California Child Care Food Service program.
- North Coast Co-Op
- Redwood Coast Music Festivals was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization dedicated to a mission of raising funds to support area programs that benefit seniors. The Redwood Coast Jazz Festival was created as an event whose proceeds would help to accomplish this goal. A second event, Blues by the Bay, was added in 1996.
- Redwood Curtain Theater presents contemporary and classic plays in Eureka, Calif.
- Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP)
- Senior Action Coalitionis a nonpartisan, grassroots group of older adults in Humboldt County committed to working to address the concerns of seniors in our communities, take action regarding pressing challenges, and strengthen the voice of older adults in community decision making.
- Senior News is a 16-page monthly newspaper distributed along a 150-mile stretch of the Northwest California coast. The newspaper has been published by the Humboldt Senior Resource Center for over 30 years, and tells stories of local seniors and local issues of importance to seniors, their families and caregivers.
- Sequoia Park Zoo was established in 1907 in Eureka, Calif., and is the oldest zoo in the state. It is also one of the smallest accredited zoos in the country.
- Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Redwood State and National Parks in northwestern California, and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. It encompasses 957,590 National Forest acres and 133,410 acres of other ownership. Smith River National Recreation Area and Orleans, Lower Trinity, and Mad River Ranger Districts make up the Forest.
- St. Joseph Hospital Foundation
- Timber Ridge Senior Assisted Living
- Trinidad Library
- Trinidad Museum Society collects, preserves, and interprets material and information illustrative of the human and natural heritage of California's north coast and by increasing public awareness, appreciation and understanding of the diverse cultural and natural history of the Trinidad region through collections, exhibits, events and educational activities.
- U.S. Coast Guard: McKinleyville and Humboldt Bay
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