Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Montana: A Model of Successful University and Community Partnerships

  • Sharon Alexander
  • Cynthia Aten
  • Dannette Fadness
  • Kali Lightfoot


This chapter provides the history of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs), university-based programs designed to promote personal growth and provide intellectually stimulating programs for those age 50 and older. The recent experience of the program at the University of Montana in Missoula is featured.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharon Alexander
    • 1
  • Cynthia Aten
    • 2
  • Dannette Fadness
    • 3
  • Kali Lightfoot
    • 4
  1. 1.Osher Lifelong Learning InstituteUniversity of MontanaMissoulaUSA
  2. 2.Osher Lifelong Learning InstituteUniversity of MontanaMissoulaUSA
  3. 3.University of MontanaMissoulaUSA
  4. 4.National Resource Center, Osher Lifelong Learning InstitutesUniversity of Southern MainePortlandUSA

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