Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University seeks to engage the minds and foster the well-being of intellectually curious older adults through a wide range of educational and social programs, including lectures, interactive study groups, special-interest clubs, and more, all offered in a welcoming, pressure-free environment. The Institute is self-governing through volunteer-based committees made up of our members.
We're a community of people who love to learn, and who enjoy coming together to discuss our wide-ranging interests and experiences. We offer 120+ "study groups" per year, most of which are led by our own members! Other study group leaders are drawn from the Tufts community, while still others are local experts with special knowledge to share.
At the OLLI, we seek intellectual stimulation in a convivial atmosphere. No tests, no pressure, no grades - just fun!
If you have a curious mind and an interest in learning, we invite you to consider joining our program.
One Program, Three Locations
Most of our study groups are held on the Tufts Medford campus, typically in the general area of the Aidekman Arts Center.
Our Lunch & Learn series also occurs in the Aidekman Arts Center, in the Alumnae Lounge.
Members have the option of parking in the Dowling Hall Garage (419 Boston Avenue), or purchasing a visitor's pass to allow them to park in visitor-approved spaces on campus. For more information about parking, keep an eye on our e-Newsletter, or contact us at OsherLLI@tufts.edu.
Brookhaven at Lexington is a retirement community located in Lexington, MA that has been affiliated with the OLLI since 2001. Some study groups are held at Brookhaven during the fall, winter and spring terms, typically on Wednesdays. OLLI members are also eligible to attend select Brookhaven classes, lectures, concerts and other in-house programs (see our e-Newsletter for details).
Parking at Brookhaven is free.
Beginning in March 2020, the OLLI will begin hosting courses at the Stoneham Senior Center. Run by the Stoneham Council on Aging, the SSC offers a variety of programs and services to the town's senior population.
Parking at the SSC is free.