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National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes


The National Resource Center for Osher Institutes (Osher NRC) is a non-governing center of excellence, hosted by Northwestern University, benefiting older adults, through the national network of 124 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs).

The Osher NRC’s mission is to help Osher Institutes thrive:

  • by connecting the 124 Osher Institutes to each other and to resources within higher education, lifelong learning, and purposeful aging;
  • by collaborating with and among Osher Institutes and partner organizations that value lifelong learning and purposeful aging;
  • by consulting with the independent Osher Institutes, their host colleges, universities, and members regarding effective practices, operations, and solutions;
  • by celebrating the successes, camaraderie, and growth in Osher Institutes and in individual members with their shared love of learning.
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