Programs

OLLI offers a wide range of programs, organized by our staff, volunteers and community partners, to engage with our members and community.

  • The College for Seniors was established in 1988. With full access to the resources of UNC Asheville, OLLI members come to feed their minds and nourish their spirits through four-, six- and eight week courses spread over 11 curriculum areas.
  • OLLI at UNC Asheville organizes several unique Life Transitions programs for Asheville locals and newcomers including Leadership Asheville Seniors, Exploring Continuing Care Retirement Communities, the Gift of Time. Two national programs, Paths to Creative Retirement and Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend, attract adults from around the country who are planning life’s second half.
  • Fab Fridays lunch-and-learn lectures on a range of topics delight and inform OLLI members and guests.
  • OLLI at UNC Asheville partners with many community organizations to bring informative and engaging programs to our members and community. Partnership programs include presentations by the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, the Astronomy Club of Asheville, Blue Ridge Audubon, Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, NC Stage, the Western North Carolina Historical Association, the World Affairs Council and more.