OLLI at UNC Asheville


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300 Campus View Road, Asheville, NC, USA

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed learning community dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, leadership, community service, and research. Our goal is to enable our members to thrive in life’s second half.
OLLI at UNC Asheville’s mission is to promote opportunities to thrive in life’s second half through programs in lifelong learning, leadership, community service, and research.

OLLI (formerly the NC Center for Creative Retirement) was established in 1988 as an integral part of UNC Asheville with the purpose of providing today’s accomplished adult with opportunities for lifelong learning, leadership and community service, each combined with the fellowship of peers sharing a common quest for continued growth and service to others. In 2012 we joined the nationwide network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes.

OLLI participants help to set annual objectives and implement programs through the OLLI Steering Council in collaboration with OLLI’s professional staff. OLLI draws financial support from public funding, private fees, consulting services, gifts and foundation grants.