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Welcome to OLLI-UM This Week!

The OLLI offices, located in the Turner Senior Resource Center, are open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am - 5pm. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status per University policy.

Contact: 734-998-9351 or 


OLLI is Always Looking for Volunteers for Committees

Please contact Lynn Boyer on more ways to get involved: or to view volunteer opportunities on our website, click here.


Study Groups

Spring Study Groups

April - June 2022

Reading Aloud: A Round-Heeled Woman- 6/03/2022 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

(To preview the Spring Study Groups brochure, click the brochure to the right.)


Science Pop-Up

Science Pop-Up Series

March - May 2022

*Final Session: 

Taming the Dark Matter Zoo Without Telescopes- 5/26/2022 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

Thursday Morning Lecture Series

Native Americans of the Great Lakes Region:

Past and Present

April 14 - May 19

(To learn more about our upcoming lectures, click the brochure cover below.)

Omission as the Modern Form of Bias Against Indigenous People- 05/12/2022 *Time Change: 11:00 -12:30 AM EST

Speaker: Stephanie A. Fryberg


*SPONSORSHIP: "We are celebrating the 80th/90th years of life being seen as women who will not go quietly into the night. Emily, Gwen, Maureen, and Miriam." 

~ Fran Weinstein


Lunch Bunch is CANCELED for Thursday, May 12.

(To learn more about the Lunch Bunch, click here or to register click here.)

Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series

Session #2

February - June 2022

(To learn more about our upcoming Distinguished Lectures, click the brochure cover below.)


Immigration, Redistribution, and Right-Wing Populi in Europe- 05/10/2022 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM EST

Speaker: Charlotte Cavaillé

OLLI Out of Town

Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling 

Through Performance Poetry

Friday, May 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

(To learn more about this event, click here or to register, click here.)

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The Commons is OLLI’s free meetup place!

We invite you to join activities in The Commons, OLLI’s free meetup place. To receive the Zoom link for a group or event in The Commons, please register beforehand. All events are free! Use the instructions here to register. 


Volunteer Ann Arbor hosted by Steve Nason

Tuesday, May 10th

from 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST

Here’s a chance to learn about interesting new ways to help in the community, or to share your group’s volunteer needs with others, in a casual discussion where questions are welcomed.  To register, sign into the OLLI website and then head to: 

The Schmoozery with Hank Greenspan

Wednesday, May 11th

from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Join this free, facilitated conversation in which participants are invited to share stories and reflections about aging, generations, hopes, and related topics in “uncertain times.” To register, sign into the OLLI website and then head to:

First Friday Happy Hour on Zoom

Friday, May 6, at 4:30pm

*Anne Lawrence as host, focusing on Clothesline Lore

Stories unpinned from the clothesline: Come join in to share memories of the days when everyone hung their laundry to dry out on the clothesline! Do you have nostalgic, or funny, or even troubling memories from those days gone by? Want to share a story -- whether it's about the lost pair of panties, or the neighbor kids peeking over the fence at your underwear, or when the whole line collapsed, or the the bird left a deposit on your clean sheets? Anne, who has been a Clothesline Historian and Hobbyist for over 40 years, can also share some great stories and even poetry from her extensive collection. To register for First Friday Happy Hour, please sign onto the OLLI website and then head to:

U-M Healthy Aging Series

The Art and Science of Successful Aging

January - May 2022

Call or email the Turner Senior Wellness Program at

(734) 998-9353 or to register.

In the event that you have missed a Healthy Aging Series lecture, we have all of the recordings available on the Geriatrics Community Programs’ YouTube Channel. Please feel free to share these lectures with friends and family. Click the button below to access the recordings. 

Healthy Aging Lecture Recordings

Big Hearted Stories: Journeys

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre and Michigan League

Ann Arbor

Visit the Big Hearts for Seniors website for information on the 2022 event. For updates leading up to the event, follow us on Facebook! 

On May 27, 2021, Big Hearts for Seniors presented Big Hearted Stories: Generations, which raised over $40,000. View our 2021 event here.

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If you would like more information about Michigan Medicine resources during this challenging time, please click the button below.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan

2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2193

Telephone (734) 998-9351