About the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
In Spring 2003, we changed our name to OLLI-UHM after receiving the first of several gifts from The Bernard Osher Foundation, becoming part of a national network of 123 OLLIs spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each Institute is unique and operates as an independent initiative of its host institution with offerings tailored to meet its community's needs and interests, with the common thread of providing intellectually stimulating, non-credit learning opportunities designed specifically for adults age “50 and better.”
With the funds received from the Osher Foundation, the UH College of Social Sciences, and member dues and donations, OLLI provides its members with an affordable opportunity to learn and teach, share diverse ideas, pursue common interests, and make new acquaintances. As Hawai?i’s only land-grant university, UHM is charged with not just degree-granting and research but serving the public good by being of benefit to the community. With its ever-expanding array of courses, workshops, special events, and more, OLLI-UHM can become a powerful force for active aging, while helping UH fulfill its charge to serve the public good.