Michael Washburn, MA
Michelle Sierpina, PhD
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Since 2002, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UTMB in Galveston has successfully provided a welcoming learning environment to adults age 55 and over. Because of its enormous success and the growth of UTMB's presence in Brazoria County, this project will help establish a similar lifelong learning community for residents in Angleton, Danbury and surrounding areas. President's Cabinet funds will be used to create a basic classroom infrastructure at an Angleton location and provide free one-year memberships to the program for under served community members. College level courses, age appropriate fitness activities, consultations and a variety of health-related workshops will be modeled after the successful OLLI program in Galveston.