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Senior Studies Institute to celebrate 25th anniversary

Barbara Roberts to speak at special Saturday event in Lake Oswego


ROBERTSFormer Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts will be the featured speaker when the Senior Studies Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gathering in Lake Oswego.

The event is scheduled for noon-3 p.m. on Saturday at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave. A light lunch will be served, and several SSI members will give presentations.

“This is rather a big accomplishment for a group that is made up of people mostly in their 70s, 80s and beyond,” says SSI member and event coordinator Peggy Keonjan. “The SSI is a group unique to Portland and a wonderful example of how active seniors, almost all retired from busy careers, are still participating in the world.”

There are more than 340 members of SSI, which holds 120 classes a year at eight locations in the Portland area. Members listen to lectures, discuss current events and do readings of plays and poetry. This fall, there will be lectures on the history of the English landscape, death with dignity, Greek theater, the Columbus Day Storm and many other topics.

Membership in SSI costs only $30 a year.

There is no charge for the 25th anniversary celebration, and Keonjan says anyone who is interested in finding out more about SSI is welcome to attend. For more information about the program, go to http://www.pcc.edu/resources/senior-studies or call 503-228-2488.

— The Review