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OLLI invites public to open house July 27

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston invites all who are curious about OLLI courses and its community to attend an open house on Wednesday, July 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Current OLLI members, course presenters, and… Continue Reading →

Dean David Cash announces retirement of Institute Director Len Fishman

I write to announce that Len Fishman, after serving seven years as director of the Gerontology Institute at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, will be retiring on August 31. A nationally recognized leader in health care… 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 →

The Aging Paradox: A Look at Later-Life Satisfaction Through the Eyes of OLLI Members

By Caitlin Connelly A good paradox can turn the obvious on its head. That’s a fair way to describe the aging paradox, a concept well-known to gerontologists that challenges presumptions about the way people feel as they grow older. True,… 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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