Big Hearts for Seniors present
Letter to Anita: How yesterday’s discrimination shaped today’s LGBTQ older adults
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Michigan Theater
George Bedard and the Kingpins perform at 6:30 pm
Above: These cheerful members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are pleased to extend a warm welcome to new and renewing members.
OLLI in Action
Watch our video to see how our programs impact our members' lives.
Please join us for the OLLI Annual Meeting Thursday, May 12 at 9:15 a.m. at the Rave Cinemas in Ypsilanti and stay for the last lecture of our or 2105-2016 season, UM Profressor Ralph Williams on "Just Imagine!"
Looking for late spring or summer classes? OLLI has some classes that start in May and June.
OLLI-UM has launched its "Show Your O" viral marketing campaign. OLLI members will receive “O” buttons and be encouraged to wear their buttons around town to provide more visibility for OLLI. OLLI volunteers are developing a list of fun and casual community events this summer for OLLI members to enjoy.
Upcoming Show Your O Events include:
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 18 @10 a.m., 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104 (more info here)
Celebrate spring with OLLI at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market! Gather around the office around 10 a.m. for a short talk on the history of the Farmers Market. It's 97 years old this year!
TBD, dependent upon bloom schedule (watch your email and Facebook for the date!) Nichols Arboretum
This will be late May or early June. Peak bloom in the Peony Garden typically runs from Memorial Day (late May) to the summer solstice (mid-June). The peak bloom can vary by 10 days from year to year, depending on the weather. Warm weather makes the plants bloom early. The arrival of summer, if announced by intense thunderstorms followed by windy hot days, can end the season in a snap.
Voices Valiant Rehearsal
Tuesday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2600 Nixon Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Come and join members of Voices Valiant in an open rehearsal and mini lesson on creating and understanding harmony in choral music.Singing experience is not necessary, just an interest in why harmony makes choral singing such a passionate and satisfying experience. Music will be provided.
Wednesday, June 29 11:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Join the OLLI Social Committee for our first-ever OLLI Picnic. You bring your lunch and a lawn chair; we provide drinks and desserts!
The Wall Street Journal reports that Ann Arbor, MI, is a "magnet for the 50-plus crowd," thanks in part to OLLI at the University of Michigan. See "A Town Packed With Classrooms" in the December 6, 2012 issue of the WSJ.
OLLI and the UMHS Geriatrics Center are featured in this April 2014 article about aging in Ann Arbor, published in “The Ann Magazine.”
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills.
This year’s programs feature:
six lecture series totaling 40 presentations, with average attendance over 250 people;