Thank you!

A great big thank you to our attendees and presenters who made OLSSI 2017 a success! Although we had a few unexpected hiccups this year, we hope that your OLSSI experience was informative, fun, and rejuvenating.

Some photos are already up in our Facebook group, with more to come. We’ll also get that group photo up here soon.

If you come across an evaluation form that you forgot to hand in, you can get it to any OLSSI steering committee member, scan and email to, or fax to 513-559-0040, Attn: Karen Douglas. We want your feedback!

And for those in the Laughter Yoga class that asked about the song played at the end, it was “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo╩╗ole:

Weather Forecast

The forecast is mostly sunny with highs in the high 70s and low 80s. We might set a record for best OLSSI weather yet! Lows could hit the high 50s, so you may want a jacket or a sweater for early or late perambulations (or, for the easily chilled, for air conditioning).

Also, remember to bring your pillow, towel, blanket, reusable water bottle, and 60s attire! See What To Bring for more packing information.

We’ll see you soon!

Directions to Central State University

Central State University is in the town of Wilberforce on the outskirts of Xenia. It’s a small town, so traffic should not be a problem once you get close. There are, however, a few factors that might cause confusion:

  • The town of Wilberforce also has a Wilberforce University, which is across the street from Central State University. We are at Central State University, not Wilberforce University.
  • Campus entrances from Brush Row Road will probably be closed during our stay. Your GPS may not know this. If your navigation tries to bring you in this way, continue east on Brush Row Road to US-42, turn left, and use the main entrance.
  • Most map services have outdated information for the Central State campus. A new building has been added, a road rerouted, and several roads renamed. However, it is a small campus, shouldn’t be very busy, and we will have OLSSI signage out!

So, on your way to campus, head to Central State University. Once on campus, follow the OLSSI signs.

For complete details including maps, see our Location information.

Important Additions to What to Bring

New this year, we have purchased bed sheets instead of renting them. Linen rental prices have been rising faster than other costs, so this helps us keep the cost to attend OLSSI affordable. The drawback is that we will not be providing a towel, pillow, or blanket. We will provide a pillow case, extra long twin fitted sheet, and extra long twin flat sheet. Please bring your own blanket, pillow (standard size if you want to use our pillow case), and bath towel.

Also, in the environmentally-conscious spirit of the 60s, we will no longer be providing bottled water. Central State has water fountains and taps readily available in all of the areas we will use. We encourage you to bring a groovy reusable water bottle if you wish to have water on the go!

Lastly, we will have a selfie booth! Dig those tie dye shirts, love beads, and headbands emblazoned with peace signs out of storage and bring them along.

See What to Bring for the complete list of our packing recommendations.