Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI is a membership volunteer-centered organization that offers programs for older adults designed by older adults.

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About OLLI

Learn about OLLI's history, leadership and community partners.


Learn about how to join with other vibrant, active adults to explore new ideas and activities.


Discover the many ways OLLI members can enhance creativity and engage their minds.


OLLI offers a variety of options for volunteer work, whether you have a little time or can take on more.

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Get involved with OLLI

The OLLI Nominations Committee is seeking interested OLLI members for open positions on OLLI’s Leadership Council for 2024 – 2025. If you're eager to get involved, express your interest by completing the Leadership Council interest form before March 15, 2024.

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Winter 2024
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OLLI Video Catalog

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OLLI Course Catalog

Discover our online catalog of courses, lectures and more.

Giving Blueday 2024

Join us for Giving Blueday 2024 by supporting the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Michigan.

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Rediscovering the Piquancy of Learning
Find Out What OLLI Has to Offer

The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills. Explore what OLLI has to offer by clicking or tapping on one of the boxes below.

About OLLI: OLLI history, leadership and community partners
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Programs & Activities

OLLI-UM offers multiple avenues by which members can explore new ideas, enhance creativity, and engage their minds.

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Volunteer Information

OLLI offers a variety of options for volunteer work for those with just a little time to spare.

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OLLI at UM accepts gifts in honor of a special person or for a specific purpose.

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Contact Us
2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2193
Office: 734-998-9351
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OLLI Events

Discover what OLLI has to offer by exploring the Events below. See the OLLI Course Catalog for a complete list of OLLI events.

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Special Film Event: An Evening with Prof. Robert Putnam, and the Documentary Film About His Work
In this feature documentary, follow the half-century story of America's civic unraveling through the journey of legendary social scientist Robert Putnam, whose groundbreaking "Bowling Alone" research into America's decades-long decline in community connections could hold the answers to our democracy's present crisis.
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The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do it Again
Alfred Gourdji Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: (03/12 DAYPASS) The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do it Again (3)
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