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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, at Auburn will host its "Wisdom Wednesday" lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. OLLI members, guests and friends are all invited to learn more about OLLI at Auburn course offerings, social engagements and initiatives.

Bill Wilson will host "A Survival Guide for Widowers" presentation addressing the research and resources for widowers along with accounts dealing with grief firsthand.

"Newly widowed myself, I am researching and writing a survival guide for new widowers. Based on my research and personal grief journey, this presentation will include information such as: how-tos, group sharing/discussion and a questionnaire for additional research in addition to accounts of personal grief journeys," said Wilson.

Wilson has been a professional communicator for more than 50 years. He has written or ghost-written six books, magazine articles, columns, newsletters and radio PSAs. As an accredited public relations professional and a certified association executive, he devised and taught professional development programs in public relations and marketing. He has previously served as an adjunct instructor at Northern Virginia Community College. "A Survival Guide for Widowers" is a direct outgrowth of Bill's loss of his wife in August 2015 and his subsequent grief journey. He shares help and experience as a fellow widower who has walked the lonesome road of recovery after losing a beloved wife of 41 years.

OLLI at Auburn offers academic not for credit programs for adults aged 50 years or older through program sites at Auburn University, AUM in Montgomery and the Chambers County Public Library in Valley.

OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach. The OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property, located at 1031 South College Street in Auburn. For more information regarding this event, contact Ileeia A. Cobb, OLLI director, at 844-3105 or visit the website.