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Sleep: A Hot Topic for Osher Institutes

Humans spend about one third of their lives asleep. Scientists, Psychologists and others in higher education are striving to define what sleep really is, how sleep benefits individuals, and how a person’s relationship with sleep changes as they age, so it makes sense that an analysis of this biological process would be of interest to […]

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OLLIs Celebrate Veterans Day

  The Veterans Day holiday marks the end of World War I and is a day to honor and give thanks to U.S. veterans who have served their country both during war and peacetime.  Originally known as “Armistice Day”, November 11, 1919 was the first anniversary following the end of World War I. On this […]

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Bernard Osher Named to Influencers in Aging List

Public media project Next Avenue has named Bernard Osher to their first annual list of “Influencers in Aging.” The list honors 10 individuals in each of the five areas Next Avenue covers: Health & Well-Being; Caregiving; Money & Security; Work & Purpose; and Living & Learning – the category in which Mr. Osher is honored. […]

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Campus Partnerships for Intergenerational Programming

Partnerships within a university or college system are an important aspect of many Osher Institutes that can offer a wealth of opportunities for members. The Osher Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found one such opportunity within UCLA’s Extension program.

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The Role of Podcasts

As more and more teaching, learning and sharing is making its way into the online world, how can Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes use this technology to their advantage?  What can they offer in the form of online learning such as podcasts that will enhance their members’ experiences and benefits? A podcast is an audio file […]

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The 90+ Study – Age is Just a Number

Researchers at the University of California Irvine (UCI) began the 90+ study in 2003 in an effort to study the oldest-old, currently the largest growing population in the United States. The study aimed to determine what allows an individual to live to age 90 and beyond; including what types of foods, activities or lifestyles are […]

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Tell Your Story – Memoirs

“Our lives are a pastiche of memories — good ones, bad ones, sad ones and blissful moments. We don’t need to be famous, or even infamous, to have an audience for our memories. We have children or grandchildren as eager readers for whatever memories we write down. Perhaps even strangers will want to read what […]

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OLLI Explorations Near and Far

“Discovery through life adventures — that’s one of the missions of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University.” Travel enriches one’s life in a variety of ways and many OLLIs throughout the country are offering programs that combine study with travel to locations both near and far. The OLLI at Florida State University […]

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Margaret Pashko

Why OLLI Matters: a personal perspective

At the National Resource Center (NRC) for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes we appreciate hearing the stories of OLLI members from across the country.  Articles such as this one remind us all of the purpose that we serve and why we’re here to provide resources to and connect the 119 Osher Institutes.

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OLLI on the Small Screen

Enjoy videos from around the OLLI network. Learn about innovative classes and community programs. Hear from members as they share how OLLI has enriched their lives and helped foster new friendships and personal growth. Also get firsthand looks at exciting OLLI trips and performances. See videos from these institutions: American University Auburn University CSU Chico […]

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