Osher Institutes Found in Top Cities for Retirement
A recent article in the online source Kiplinger reviewed great places to retire in each state, based on “factors critical to retirees including lifestyle, safety, taxes, quality of health care and, of course, cost of living.” Among the 23 cities listed in the article, many are home to Osher Institutes that were highlighted as
a draw for those wanting to keep their aging minds sharp. Included in the list are: OLLI at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho; OLLI at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas; OLLI at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky and; Osher Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
It’s no secret that college towns such as the ones listed here can offer many entertainment perks for individuals of all ages including “sporting events, concerts…artistic and cultural events (as well as) bookstores, shops and restaurants.” For someone over the age of 50 who may be retired, or planning to retire soon, an Osher Institute can provide not only academic courses and learning events, but also social networking opportunities and the chance to engage with University activities. With all of these opportunities existing in a city where the cost of living is below the national average, it is easy to see the draw to the areas where many OLLIs can be found.
Read the full article in Kiplinger online here.