The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI-UM) was established in 1987 by Turner Geriatric Clinic volunteers for people who love learning.
OLLI at U-M responds in traditional and innovative ways to address the interests and needs of its members. Its programming will foster social engagement and ensure quality learning opportunities that enhance the lives of senior learners.
OLLI envisions a thriving local community that welcomes older adults of diverse backgrounds, interests, and subject matter expertise engaging in learning experiences and social opportunities that foster shared understanding, learning, and global change.
OLLI values our community assets: children, residents, those over fifty years old and lifelong learners. Within our membership we value the rich sharing of diverse ideas, experiences, identities, and backgrounds. We see OLLI's lifelong learners exploring, adding to, modeling, and challenging a more inclusive community.
- OLLI is proactive with innovative programming responsive to the needs of the community.
- OLLI is an open, inclusive, diverse, equitable organization that supports dignity for everyone.
- OLLI provides opportunities for critical thinking and inspiring open and respectful discussion for lifelong learning.
The Membership Roundtable came together for five meetings February through April 2022 at the recommendation of the Leadership Council to assess the dynamics of the drop in membership and provide recommendations for its growth and enrichment.
The University of Michigan Museum of Art offers programs that cater to a range of interests--from exhibition-related lectures to lively musical concerts. Most programs occur at the museum (525 South State Street) at the heart of U-M's central campus; however, some partnership programs may take place offsite. For details about all UMMA's exciting programs, please visit the UMMA Events Website: https://umma.umich.edu/events
Let’s get fit together!
The Health & Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College is a state-of-the-art facility offering a wide variety of services that are designed for all fitness levels. Come and experience our indoor track, two salt-water pools, cardio and strength training equipment, free weight area, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and locker room amenities. Make new friends while participating in one of our group exercise classes including: yoga, Tai Chi, cycle classes and more.
The Health & Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College will offer OLLI members a free 3-day pass to visit and utilize our fitness facilities (effective September 2023 - December 2023). Stop in for a tour and learn how we can support you on your fitness journey.
With an Ann Arbor District Library card (site: https://aadl.org/), you now have access to hundreds of thousands of physical items in our collection, from books, movies, CDs, musical instruments, board games, art prints, and telescopes, available at five locations throughout Ann Arbor. Plus everything we offer digitally, including ebooks, audiobooks, streaming music and movies, access to the online versions of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and more!
We also have our Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (WLBPD), a service intended for the blind and print disabled, where you can request a multitude of audio books, magazines, and large print materials to be delivered by mail to you at no cost. We also have our Homebound service where, if you qualify, we can mail materials from our own AADL collection and other Library collections, also at no cost to you. To see if you qualify and to get set up for WLBPD or Homebound, you may contact our Outreach team at [email protected] or by phone at 734-327-4224. For more information about these particular services, you can also visit aadl.org/wlbpd.
The Michigan Theater is a movie palace in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, near the Central Campus of the University of Michigan. It shows independent films and stage productions and hosts musical concerts.
Designed by Detroit-based architect Maurice Finkel and built in 1928, the historic auditorium seats 1632 and features the theater's original 1928 Barton Theatre Pipe Organ, orchestra pit, stage, and elaborate architectural details. The State Theatre, down the street, is an Art-Deco style cinema, with four screens that play first-run and repertory films. Both theaters are now owned and managed by the non-profit Michigan Theater Foundation, and are open Thursday through Tuesday.
The Emeritus Scholarships are specifically designed to provide educational opportunities for individuals who are residents of Washtenaw County and are aged 65 years and older. The scholarship covers tuition expenses exclusively for non-credit classes, and it should be noted that it does not extend to cover other mandatory fees. For credit courses, the scholarship covers not only tuition but also encompasses contact-hour fees and technology/enrollment fees. However, it's important to recognize that the scholarship will not cover fees associated with PEA 115 and any other miscellaneous fees that may be applicable. Registration periods and deadlines for the Emeritus Scholarship may vary.
For more Information, eligibility, and next steps to register, visit: