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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  


OLLI logo with tagline The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville (formerly the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement) is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed learning community dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, leadership, community service, and research. We opened our doors in 1988 as a department of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Our goal is to enable our members to thrive in life’s second half.

Upcoming Events

Medicare Choices Made Easy!

Friday, April 25, 2014, 2-4 p.m.

Are you new to Medicare? Are you confused by the many choices? Unbiased and accurate information is available from trained volunteers from the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program. In partnership with OLLI, a free class will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, 2-4pm and then a summer session on July 25, 2014, 2-4 pm in the Reuter Center. Both sessions will be an overview (plans, parts and policies) of Medicare. Spaces are limited, so reserve your space by calling the Buncombe County Council on Aging, 277-8288.

2014 Southern Regional Lifelong Learning Meeting

OLLI at UNC Asheville will host the 2014 Southern Regional Lifelong Learning Meeting at the Reuter Center located on the campus of UNC Asheville, July 30-August 1, 2014.  Click here for information on the event, registration forms, and more. 

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Contact Information

Reuter Center CPO #5000
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8511
Office: 828.251.6140