"This re-engages them into a community," said OLLI Manager, Kathleen Dorn. "It re-engages them back into a university setting."
"Anywhere you are interacting with other people is good, you have to remain involved," said CARE Consultant and social worker, Lona Mullins.
Attending classes keeps these active adults engaged and socializing, building relationships that lead outside the classroom.
"It's amazing how they network, they go out to eat...they have the same interests," Dorn said.
Osher offers more than just classes. Trips to places like Crystal Bridges museum and the Walton Arts Center keeps these folks moving.
"It helps you mentally and physically to stay active," Mullins said.
Keeping mind, body and soul active wards off depression and even some health problems.
The greatest lesson often learned for the people at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute--
"It's never too late," Mullins said. "Just start little."
--to keep truly living - keep learning.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is part of the University of Arkansas. The membership fee is $50 for a single person, and $75 for a couple.
For more information, go to: http://olli.uark.edu/