Every semester, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU offers a number of events where members and instructors are able to meet and talk in an informal atmosphere. Register for Special Interest Groups - SIGs and Special Offerings here.



OLLI Cares Fill-A-Trunk

 Date: Saturday, June 17      
 Time: 1 to 3 p.m.     
 Location: Corner of Westnedge and Kilgore

  • Jun 17 Saturday, 1 p.m.

OLLI members are committed to giving back and helping others. Let's show our community how much we care by driving up and donating! We're filling trunks with critical supplies needed to support our partner organizations – Housing Resources Inc., Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center, Kalamazoo Literacy Council, Ministry with Community, Seita Scholars Program, and the YWCA. Your donation could help change someone's life – and doing so is simple. Just visit each organization's website or Facebook page to see a list of their greatest needs and easily lend a hand by bringing your donations to one location during our OLLI Cares event this October!


Housing Resources, Inc.
  HRI Website
  HRI Facebook

Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
  DCCC Website
  DCCC Facebook

Kalamazoo Literacy Council
  KLC Website
  KLC Facebook

Kalamazoo Ministry With Community
  MWC Website
  MWC Facebook

Seita Scholars Program
  Seita Website
  Seita Facebook

Kalamazoo YWCA
  YWCA Website
  YWCA Facebook



Taste of OLLI

 Date: Tuesday, August 1      
 Time: Check-in begins at 8 a.m.     
 Time: Program runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Location: Fetzer Center


  • Aug 1 Tuesday, check-in begins at 8 a.m.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Western Michigan University is thrilled to host its third annual Taste of OLLI. Eager learners aged 50+ are invited to come with one or two non-member friends. This free event offers a unique introduction to the purpose, courses, trips, events, and volunteer opportunities of OLLI.

You will have the opportunity to meet our fall instructors and learn about their courses. There will be chances to visit with OLLI committee members as well as learn about volunteer opportunities, upcoming trips, and events.  And don’t forget – door prizes!

Take the opportunity to give back during Taste of OLLI by participating in a donations collection for our community outreach partner, the Kalamazoo Literacy Council. Check out the list of needed supplies that you can bring to help their students learn and tutors teach.

A continental breakfast of beverages and pastries will be served. To help us plan, please register for this free event! 

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