The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston is the largest lifelong learning program in Massachusetts. It was established in 1999 as a learning community to enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of adults aged 50 and older. One of our objectives is to build a sense of community – a social connection among members. In additions to our courses, we offer this opportunity through several social events a year: a holiday party, a Boston harbor cruise, museum trips, attendance at theatre events, overnight trips, and international trips. OLLI has helped the university to secure over $4 million endowments from the Osher Foundation and state matching funds. Part of the funding is used to provide scholarships to at least 10 undergraduate students each year.
Rojanawon, Wichian; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston; and Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, "Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI): A Program of the Gerontology Institute" (2013). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 142.