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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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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Network

The 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) span all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each is a part of a college or university and is funded in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation. The national Osher Institute network formed progressively over a 15-year period, beginning in 2001. Some lifelong learning programs were preexisting […]

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2015 Osher Institutes National Conference is a Success

The 2015 National Conference held in Charlotte, NC between October 12 and 14, 2015, proved to be an ideal opportunity for OLLI leaders throughout the U.S. to learn, network and celebrate their common and important work.

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Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Osher Institutes National Conference

We’re happy to announce that the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Osher Institutes National Conference is Ms. Ina Jaffe!  Ms. Jaffe is a veteran National Public Radio correspondent covering the aging of America in all its variety. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults’ involvement in politics and elections, […]

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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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Transportation Options – National Conference 2015

Airport There is one airport in the Charlotte, NC area, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It is about a half hour drive from the Charlotte airport to the hotels. Parking If you are driving or renting a car, all parking at both hotels is complimentary. Transportation to the Hotel Sterling Chauffeured Transportation For transportation from […]

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Breakout Sessions – National Conference 2015

Breakout Descriptions   Tuesday Morning   The Stories of OLLI A number of Osher Institutes are exploring the power of storytelling and tapping their OLLI members to collect and tell their personal stories. Is this market research, oral history collection, personal memoir creation, or the confluence of all of these? Participants will hear how two […]

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Dining, Dress and Weather – Osher Institutes National Conference 2015

Dining Our aim is to provide well-balanced and nutritious meals and snacks during the meeting, as well as enough variety to accommodate our attendees with special eating preferences. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know immediately by filling out the appropriate area on your registration form. For those attendees who need […]

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Osher Institutes National Conference Venue – October 2015

The 2015 Osher Institutes National Conference will be held October 12 – 14, 2015 at The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte, North Carolina. Accommodations We will make your room reservations, please do not contact the hotel to make your own arrangements. Registration for your overnight accommodations will be held at the front desk of […]

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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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