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Support OLLI at UVa  

In 2001, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, began as a pilot project to offer intellectual engagement to seniors in the Charlottesville Area.  Not surprisingly, this small movement gained momentum, and in 17 years has become the leader in lifelong learning for our area. Lifelong learning is one of the critical strategies in healthy aging. 

In a 2012 study, the Rush Medical School Memory and Aging Project demonstrated that increased cognitive activity in older adults slowed their decline in cognitive function and decreased their risk of mild cognitive impairment. The study’s cognitively active seniors were 2.6 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than similarly aged individuals with less cognitive activity.

Help us continue this great initiative with your gift of time, talent or treasure.  

We hope you will keep OLLI at UVa in mind for your tax planning, estate planning, and planned giving.  For more information, please contact our office: olliuva@virginia.edu.