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Welcome to OLLI-UM This Week!

The OLLI-UM 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 


*The Turner Senior Resource Center and the OLLI-UM offices will be closed from December 26, 2022 - January 2, 2023. The OLLI-UM staff will not be available to assist members during this time. We will return to the office on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

*IMPORTANT: Our new database from Campus CE is ready to receive our current membership for 2022-23. Refer to the email that you received from Julie for instructions on how to create a new user account. (If you didn't receive an email, you may not have renewed your membership.) New and lapsed members can register beginning January 3rd.

If you are a current member and don't re-register by January 3rd, the system will charge you $25 for a membership.

* The Winter/Spring 2022/23 catalog is here! The print version should be arriving next week. Click here for the pdf:

Please register here:

Happy Holidays!

In a year filled with challenges, we’re grateful for your support. Wishing you happiness & health in 2023.

~ Angela, Julie, Ryan and Janice

Summer Shared Interest Groups (SSIGs)

Summer is Short in Michigan

Spend it with Friends who Share your Interests!

OLLI will have new Summer Shared Interest Groups (SSIGs) from June 15 - August 15, 2023. Open to members and non-members for FREE! Summer Shared Interest Groups will be member organized and peer led with a focus on activities that are best experienced during summertime. We’re welcoming proposals from potential facilitators for Summer SIGs:

Bird Watching


Hiking Southeast Michigan

Plein Air Painting

Identifying Trees

Kayaking Lakes and Ponds

Fly Fishing

Looking Back on Travel

OR do you have your own idea?!

A SIG facilitator(s) is a person or persons with an idea for a Summer Shared Interest Group who would like to propose it. Proposals considered starting now!

Find the Proposal Form at:


 What Should the Work Ethic Mean for Us Today?

Speaker: Elizabeth Anderson

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Towsley Auditorium and ONLINE

$10.00 at door (Membership Required)

The work ethic was invented by Puritans 400 years ago. From the start, it contained contradictory ideas: one rationalizing the subjection of workers to drudgery for profit; the other honoring workers for advancing human welfare and calling for their dignified and equitable treatment. Both ideas were developed over time, leaving a contradictory legacy for us today. I show how the neglected second work ethic tradition can be revived and updated for 21st-century American workers.

Elizabeth Anderson is Max Shaye Professor of Public Philosophy at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught at UM since 1987, specializing in moral and political philosophy, especially on democratic theory, egalitarianism and its history, and the ethics of work. She is a MacArthur Fellow and designed the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at University of Michigan.


We are forming the committee now to create the program for 2023-24. This is your opportunity to have an impact on OLLI lectures. The OLLI Distinguished Lecture Series consists of ten lectures which are held on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., once per month from September through June. The speakers are well-informed experts who share their specialized knowledge in an engaging manner. Each lecture is just the beginning; a stimulating question-and-answer period follows each session! If you are interested in joining us, please reach out to the OLLI-UM offices at 734-998-9351 or email us at



As many of us are feeling the strain of increased prices, these stressors are compounded for families who experience food insecurity. This holiday season, U of M Geriatric Community Programs is raising funds and hosting a food and fund drive to help feed our community's families, children, individuals, and seniors. All donations benefit Food Gatherers, the food bank and food rescue program serving Washtenaw County for more than 30 years. We will be collecting items at the Turner Senior Resource Center from December 6, 2022 - January 6, 2023. Your donation of non-perishable food items is greatly appreciated!

Please also consider making a monetary donation and let Food Gatherers do the shopping for you. With their bulk purchasing power, they can really make your dollar stretch. ($1 = 3 meals!) Please scan the QR code below to give today.

As far as collecting donations, anyone who gives online will receive an email tax receipt. If you give cash or checks in-person at Turner Senior Resource Center, the donors who give by check will receive a mailed tax receipt letter when the checks are turned into Food Gatherers. They can also mail a tax receipt for gifts of cash, but please provide your gift amount along with your name and address when we collect the cash.


OLLI is Always Looking for Volunteers for Committees

Please contact Lynn Boyer on more ways to get involved:

To view volunteer opportunities on our website, click here.



A Michigan Medicine Community Program

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan

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

Telephone (734) 998-9351