Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
“It keeps my mind active and in great shape — it is exercise for the mind.”
“I love the variety of new subjects that one can study and enjoy.”
“Reconnect with other retirees — excellent topics!”
“All of us need to continue to learn. It keeps us involved in our community and exercising our brains.”
“Your program is excellent — a real service to the community.”
“The classes have opened doors to information and ideas that continue to enrich my life.”
“A widening of knowledge on all of these subjects enhances the value of everyday living.”
“The classes put me in small group learning situations with experts in the field ... .”
Join Osher's lifelong learning community for adults 50 years old and up to explore new interests through a wide range of courses, activities and clubs.
You'll enjoy socializing with interesting people as you flex your intellectual muscles and strengthen your:
- Physical health
- Thoughtful interactions about topics of interest to you
- Natural intellectual curiosity
- Social circle
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News & articles
- Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo.—From the streets of 19th-century London and the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court to a a backyard view of the stars, winter 2020 classes at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute span decades and topics. More than 600 members take classes ...
- Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
Osher, MU Arts & Science collaborate on ‘potpourri’ course. COLUMBIA, Mo.— The students let out a surprised chuckle when Amanda Rose revealed that among CEOs of S&P 1500 companies, women are not just outnumbered by men, they are outnumbered ...
- Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute makes Columbia one of the top 10 places to retire, according to the August 2015 edition of Kiplinger’s, a Washington, D.C.-based magazine of business forecasts and personal finance advice. ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
"When people retire from active roles in the community, their long-term homes often become substantially more important to them, both because they spend more time there and because their homes hold evidence of the achievement and status in life ...
Publication date: July 5, 2018
Do you want to feel great? Chances are, you do. So how do you get there? Healthy habits can bridge the way to feeling great. Read on to find out what you can do for better health.Eat more fruits and vegetablesWant one easy way to lower your risk of ...
Publication date: Dec. 11, 2019
Browse the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's winter 2020 course catalog to see how you can get involved. Osher's new session includes 15 courses that kick off Jan. 21, as well as brown-bag seminars, Saturday morning book talks and several club ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
Small changes in your shopping habits can mean saving money at the grocery store. What can YOU do to save?Check for tips on this page that can work for you and your family.Before you go to the store…Make a list. Why? You'll spend less time in ...
Publication date: April 1, 2008
Most grandparents don't expect to take on the role of caregiver for their grandchildren — and they usually fill this role longer than expected. About half of grandparents who care for their grandchildren do it for two years or less, while ...
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Find news, highlights and general information about the national Osher network at this site, administered by Northwestern University.
Please consider sharing your expertise and knowledge with Osher learners. When you teach for Osher, you contribute to a thriving lifelong learning program which benefits mid-Missouri adults age 50+. Volunteer your time and share your passion for ...