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For lifelong learners, OLLI offers free talks, workshops this summer

Explore history, politics, art, and more topics as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston offers online and in-person presentations and workshops this summer. The programs are free to OLLI members and prospective members, age 50 and older,… Continue Reading →

A pandemic silver lining: Finding community and convenience online

In its shift to online classes, OLLI has learned how much more its programs offer beyond course content  Jim Hermelbracht has spent the last two years learning to adapt and regroup, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, as… Continue Reading →

OLLI offers free film series, history talks, and more to warm up the winter

 Second annual winter session of online programs keeps older adults connected and engaged through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston Enjoy seven weekly films that look at a wide variety of family dynamics, with discussion sessions afterward, from… Continue Reading →

A COVID-19 Response: Intergenerational Tutoring Program Matches OLLI Members, Young Children for Online Learning

Mike McCormick was talking about the unlikely meeting of a bumble bee and a bear. Actually, he was reading aloud about characters featured in a children’s book. McCormick was connected online via Zoom with a boy of kindergarten age who… Continue Reading →

Pension Rights

Help is available to secure your pension Whether your retirement is close at hand or years away, you’re likely counting on savings and other income sources you’ve maintained to provide you with a comfortable and secure life after working for… Continue Reading →

Celebrate the New Year with a Free Film Series

Programs offering community for older adults available online through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston Watching a funny movie and discussing it with others may seem like an activity we can’t participate in given the Covid-19 pandemic. But, the… Continue Reading →

How COVID-19 Has Changed Everyday Life for Older Adults, Long After Pandemic’s Onset

By Taryn Hojlo How do older adults think about the COVID-19 threat and go about their lives now, many months after the virus first changed their approach to activities of every kind? Of course there is no single answer to… Continue Reading →

How UMass Boston’s Lifelong Learning Program for Older Adults Adapted to the Age of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the ways education takes place at all levels and institutions, including the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. OLLI, which serves an older student population with an elevated COVID-19 risk, responded quickly to… Continue Reading →

Gerontology PhD Students Switch Roles as OLLI Scholars Leading Classes

By Caitlin Connelly Think of it as academic role reversal. In these classes, students become the teachers. The classes are offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston, the state’s largest lifelong learning program for older adults. The… Continue Reading →

A Big Year for UMass Boston Gerontology

It’s been a year for the record books. The Gerontology Institute Blog covered every major department and institute event of 2017. But few of those posts could match the impact of coverage of students and their accomplishments filed during commencement… Continue Reading →

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