Founded in 1996, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) is an educational membership program that offers non-credit, college-level courses and other activities to encourage older individuals to engage their minds, enrich their lives, and serve the community. While the Institute primarily serves elder learners aged 50+, the only true requirements for participation are maturity, life experience, and a desire to learn.
As OLLI-UHM celebrates its 13th year in the Osher network, we send heartfelt thanks to The Bernard Osher Foundation for their generosity and support. We also thank our members for their enthusiasm for learning. Special appreciation goes to our many volunteer instructors for their dedication and aloha in providing intellectually stimulating opportunities. This learning venture would not be possible without you. Mahalo!
Our Mission: Members of our program hold a common vision that older adults are a resource for society. Older learners have continuing social, developmental, and intellectual needs. We understand that UH Mānoa, with its land-grant mission and history of public service, is a natural setting to develop a program devoted to lifelong learning, personal growth, and community service opportunities.