Stay in Motion

March 7, 2018


Staying fully active – physically, mentally and socially – is important to living a healthy and fulfilling life. You might remember Newton’s First Law of Motion: A body in motion stays in motion.

It’s never too late to make a difference in your life or the lives of others. Many groups, non-profit organizations and universities offer opportunities for community involvement or continued learning.

Continued learning

One such continued education opportunity is offered through Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI).
OLLI is seeking new members to join its community of learners, ages 50 years and up, who wish to pursue lifelong scholarship, social interaction with peers and community engagement. There is no educational level requirement for membership.

The OLLI was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, an internationally recognized businessman and community leader. The University of Texas OLLI is one of 120 such programs across the United States. OLLI offers classes at the following Texas locations:
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of North Texas
  • UTMB Health, Galveston
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
There are currently five UT-Austin OLLI programs. Each of the programs is offered three times a year; each course runs six weeks.

The five programs vary in three ways:
  • annual membership fees,
  • time and day classes meet and
  • the ratio of single lecture offerings compared to six-week seminars.
OLLI classes in Austin are held on the UT campus at the Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Drive.

Costs of the annual programs range from $210 to $320. A limited number of financial scholarships are available for qualified applicants. For more information, visit

For information about the OLLI programs at the other locations, visit