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
Haven't tried virtual learning yet? Osher does it right, ensuring that adults age 50-plus can interact with their instructors and classmates as they learn about a myriad of topics. Invite your friends and family to register, and you can work to keep your brains active together, no matter where you live.
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Event date: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
Too busy to sign up for a four- or eight-week class? We have a solution for that! Signing up as a Basic member gives you access to each semester’s Value-added Friday content and Osher clubs. (If you intend to enroll in an Osher class, this is ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
In the United States alone, suicide accounts for nearly 40,000 lost lives per year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That's an average of one suicide every 13 minutes. The truth is that anyone can be at risk. Sometimes you NEED ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The city of Columbia has designated the month of May as Older Americans Month — a fitting recognition of the insights and contributions older adults bring to society during a pandemic that has disproportionately affected this ...
- Published: Monday, April 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Registration is now open for a free three-part series, “Your Financial Health in the COVID-19 Era.” The webinars, starting Friday, May 1, are available online to all Missourians through a collaboration between the University of ...
- 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 ...
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 the ...
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: 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 that ...
Scan Osher's National Resource Center map to locate a lifelong learning institute in your state.
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 ...