In September 2020, the University of Minnesota became the first institution of higher education in Minnesota to enroll in the Global Network of Age-Friendly Universities. Being an active part of the University’s new Age-Friendly University initiative, helps OLLI to underscore its commitment to older adults, retirees, and lifelong learners.
Facilitated through the School of Public Health’s Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation (CHAI), the Age-Friendly initiative is overseen by a council of representatives from across the Twin Cities campus, including the Advanced Careers initiative, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Extension, University of Minnesota Foundation, MN Northstar GWEP, Retirees Association, and OLLI.
In this popular speaker series, U of M scholars and researchers share firsthand knowledge of today’s most intriguing stories: medical breakthroughs, culture clashes social trends, international affairs, and more! You’ll learn the who, what, where, why, and how from an insider’s POV, then pose your questions during a moderated Q&A. Headliners is a program of Lifelong Learning, College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
The Pillars of Prospect Park
The Pillars of Prospect Park is an urban senior living community offering residents a unique University of Minnesota-infused lifestyle. Pillars residents who are joining OLLI for the first time, receive a one-time $20 discount on membership. This discount is not good for membership renewals nor may it be combined with another discount.
University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC)
The UMAC Initiative is a pathway to encore careers, social impact work, and civic engagement for people in midlife and beyond. UMAC Fellows Program brings encore adults back to campus for the academic year to learn across the generations and explore ways to use skills for the greater good. UMAC Online is a virtual option to jump start moves to meaningful work in communities.
University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA)
As proud partners of UMAA, OLLI members receive a special rate ($50) on a two-year membership, affording them benefits both on and beyond campus. UMAA members who are joining OLLI for the first time, receive a one-time $20 discount on membership. This discount is not good for membership renewals nor may it be combined with another discount.
University of Minnesota Retirees Association (UMRA)
UMRA is an independent organization, incorporated by the State of Minnesota in 1978. UMRA has approximately 600 members who represent former faculty, professional and academic staff, and civil service employees, all of whom retired from the University. The mission of UMRA is to promote, protect, support, and advocate for the interests, rights, needs, and welfare University of Minnesota retirees.
University Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC)
URVC is dedicated to connecting volunteers with service opportunities within the University of Minnesota and surrounding community. Whether you have a University of Minnesota connection or not, and whatever your stage of life, you are welcome to explore the many volunteer opportunities offered through the URVC.