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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.)

Native Americans and the Environment 

5/19/2022 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM EST

Speaker: Frank Ettawageshik


**Make-up session for missed lecture that was scheduled for 4/21/2022

From Encounter to Removal: Indigenous Persistence Strategies in the Western Great Lakes

5/26/2022 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM EST

Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series

Session #2

February - June 2022

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


Making Sense of Afghanistan History and Place in World Politics-

6/14/2022 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM EST

Speaker: Saeed A. Khan

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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. 

Coffee with Marta

Tuesday, May 17 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST

Join Us! On May 17 we’re discussing what recent invention has surprised you.

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:

Lunch Bunch is a friendly, fun discussion about the Thursday morning lecture, and we’d love to see you there!

To register, sign into the OLLI website and then head to

Poetry Reading with Ginny Bentz

Friday, May  20, from 7pm – 8pm

Bring a poem of your own or a favorite one written by someone else. You will have five minutes to read aloud and to give some context, so one longer poem or two short ones work. If you’d rather just listen, that’s okay too. To register, sign into 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