Member Directory

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVA (OLLI)

Address PO Box 2198
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone (434) 923-3600
Website http://www.olliuva.org
Primary Contact Genevieve Baer
Primary Email zvm4jr@virginia.edu
Executive Director Leslie Pont
Primary Focus Area Seniors/Aging
Service Areas
  • Albemarle
  • Charlottesville
  • Louisa
  • Nelson

Mission Statement

Aware that an active mind is as necessary to a full life as are social relationships and physical exercise, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment to active adults in the community. The Institute is member-directed and draws upon its members' resources, as well as other academic and community resources, to organize courses and other educational activities. In this stimulating environment, members may acquire new knowledge, explore ideas, exercise creativity, and share interests and expertise with others.


Osher Lifelong Learning at UVa (OLLI) offers short courses for seniors, or anyone available to take a class during the day. These are short courses which usually meet once per week for 3 - 6 weeks. The courses are taught by volunteers who are experts in their fields either by education, profession or passion.

Key Programs

Program 1

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1