Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI’s online classes featured in interview

OLLI manager and council chair interviewed on DelmarvaLife television program

Anna Moshier, manager of UD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Kent and Sussex Counties, and Connie Benko, OLLI Sussex council chair, were interviewed this month for a DelmarvaLife program segment on the WBOC television station.

Moshier and Benko described the OLLI learning cooperative to DelmarvaLife journalist Lisa Bryant, highlighting the upcoming Spring 2021 UD OLLI Online semester, with registration ongoing through February 12.


[Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.] 

In the segment titled “It’s Never Too Late to Learn,” Moshier described OLLI and its current online programming during the pandemic. “We are learning cooperatives of people 50 and older — or ‘better,’ as I like to say — and who just want to learn new things in life, whether it’s their vocation or their avocation.” Moshier added, “The program is run by a great group of volunteers who are our lifeblood, who teach our classes, run our council, all with the support of limited staff.”

Benko enthusiastically outlined the range of classes and subjects offered, mentioning art, music, history, environment, crafts, discussion groups and more, adding, “Give us a try. You’ll find something I’m sure you’re interested in.”

More than 200 UD OLLI Online courses are offered this spring in subjects like African American literature, iPhone photography, beginning band, craft circle, languages (American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish), investing, quantum physics, Laurel and Hardy, computer coding, gardening, genealogy, railroad history and much more.

Spring 2021 classes start February 22 and April 5 in 11-week and 5-week formats. Free training and technical support is provided to participants.

For more information, click here to view the course listings or registration information