OLLI at UVM

OLLI Workshop: How to Share Wisdom and Lessons in a Legacy Letter

Baby Boomers rallied for peace, marched for equal rights, and kicked off the exercise craze of the 1980s. Now, as they enter their retirement years, Baby Boomers are embracing the practice of writing legacy letters. What exactly is a legacy letter? A legacy letter shares life lessons, values, wisdom, and wishes for future generations. Jay […]

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A Retired Nurse Explores and Discovers with UVM’s OLLI Program

-The UVM OLLI Program will travel to Croatia for 10 days in May 2020. Judy Rivers is a lifelong learner who loves to travel. That’s why she’s heading to Croatia for 10 days in May with UVM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a community of adult learners who enjoy year-round courses, events, and travel experiences […]

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Volunteer, Instructor and Student; OLLI’s Dr. John Hanagan Brings Passion for Learning to UVM

Sit with Dr. John Hanagan for an hour and you may discuss common poetic themes of scholars Jalal-ad Din Muhammad Rumi and Taigu Ryokan, learn about the best locations for quiet meditation, or hear him play Duke Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood on the piano. In no time, it is easy to understand why Hanagan […]

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From the Heart: Emma Nilan ’08 Finds Healing through Art

Emma Nilan swears by the healing power of art. The 32-year-old UVM alumna, who was diagnosed as a teenager with a rare heart disease and underwent two heart transplants in her 20s, turned to art early on as a way to express herself and work through her pain. Emma, 08, studied psychology at UVM, and […]

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Learning to Paint at Age 81: Joy Jaffe’s Work to be Showcased at UVM

Courtesy photo Paintings of birds, covered bridges, and barns hang throughout Joy Jaffe’s apartment in South Burlington. Everywhere you turn, there are paintings of beautiful scenes from near and far—Woodstock, Waits River, Sonoma, and Ireland. What makes a visit to Joy’s home so remarkable is to learn that she created all of these paintings. Even […]

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Osher Foundation Contributes $1 Million to OLLI Program at UVM

By Jay Goyette The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco has awarded $1 million to the University of Vermont to support its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). OLLI of the University of Vermont is part of a national lifelong learning network for adults aged 50 and over, supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, “architect” of […]

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