OLLI at UA is a membership program that is member planned and member managed. Member participation and volunteerism are the fuels for the success of OLLI at UA. This new academic cooperative provides mature adults with opportunities for intellectual stimulation, cultural development, and social interaction.
OLLI at UA educational programs are centered on courses developed by and often taught by its members, who volunteer their time and talents to share their knowledge and interests with other members. You’ll find no homework, no exams, no required college degree, no age threshold (and no academic credits) - just learning for the pure joy of learning.
Besides broadening your knowledge, research has shown that adults who stay active intellectually are also healthier and more socially balanced. There are other studies that state that keeping your brain busy helps fight off effects of age on memory and perception and may possibly slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Being an OLLI member offers a lot of benefits: