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Please contact Lisa Barton at for an interesting opportunity!   734-998-9356

Registration is ongoing as many OLLI events remain open! 
Click here for a link to a pdf of our Fall catalog. 

All events are open on a first come first serve basis.

Finding Zoom Meeting IDs and Links:
  • Zoom information is sent out in e-mail a few days before the event takes place.
  • Zoom information is also available in OLLI's online Course Catalog for events for which you have registered as well as for events that are free or do not require registration. The Zoom information is added to the Course Catalog a few days before the event takes place. To view the information in the Course Catalog (i) sign in using your OLLI account and password, (ii) go to the Course Catalog, (iii) locate your event and click on it to see the event's details, (iv) you'll find the Zoom information under Location toward the bottom of the page (you may need to scroll down to find it, if the event's description is long).
  • If you are signed in you can also see Zoom information on the payment History web page. 
  • If you can't find the information you need to connect using Zoom or you have any other questions about using Zoom, send e-mail to OLLI at or call 734-998-9351.
Important OLLI Web Resources –
Click on the links below to connect you!

OLLI Website 
Donate to OLLI
OLLI Video Catalog  
OLLI Calendar
All Things 2020 Kickoff
OLLI Commons Calendar

If you would like more information about Michigan Medicine resources during this challenging time, please reach out to OLLI Director Lisa Barton at 734-998-9356 or She will be happy to connect you.

Check the Commons Calendar regularly at
On the calendar you’ll find opportunities to connect through informal groups moderated by OLLI volunteers, demonstrations, discussions that follow OLLI events and more.    
Access to events in the Commons is always
free, and no registration is required.
Bookmark or save the link below – it’s the only one you’ll ever need!
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 95574902503


Check the Commons calendar for small groups meeting November 23rd through December 4th

New Member Exchange      Monday, November 23rd           1 – 2 pm

The Schmoozery                 Wednesday, November 25th    1 – 2 pm
                                              Wednesday, December 2nd     1 – 2 pm

Coffee + Show or Tell         Tuesday, December 1st           9 – 10 am

Book Beat                             Tuesday, December 1st             1 – 2 pm 

Lunch Bunch                         Thursday, December 3rd         12 – 1 pm

First Friday Happy Hour      Friday, December 4th             4:30 – 5:30 pm

OLLI is Seeking New Members for Several Committees. Learn more here....

Looking for volunteers for OLLI’s Distinguished Lecture Committee 
The Distinguished Lecture Committee is looking for OLLI members who wish to join the committee and help choose upcoming speakers. The Committee reviews approximately 80 to 90 speakers annually to fill 10 monthly slots for the following fiscal year from September 2021 to June 2022.

The criteria for selection is based on speakers who are articulate and have an interesting subject to share with our OLLI audience. Our annual meeting will take place by Zoom in January 2021.

If you decide to become members of the Distinguished Lecture, you will join a group of OLLI members who have enjoyed fellowship and working as a team. Please email to share your interest.

There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities at OLLI - We need you! Please contact OLLI Director on more ways to get involved:  Lisa Barton  734-998-9356.
A Monumental and Rapturous New Anthology of Black American Poetry - New York Times article by Parul Sehgal

The new Library of America anthology “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song,” edited by Kevin Young, is a monumental tribute to that persistence, from the colonial period to the present. It features poems on injustice, harassment, hunger — protests on the page — but also rapturous odes to music and food, to gawking at beautiful strangers, to boredom and birth pains and menopause, and, yes, to moon, elms and lilacs, too.
To read this article and learn more, click on the link below:
From Other OLLIs Around the Country

Shared from…OLLI at University of Arizona

Whale Snow: Climate Change, Iñupiat and Multispecies Resilience in Arctic Alaska
Monday, November 30 at 1:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Learn More and Register Here

If you would like more information about Michigan Medicine resources during this challenging time, please reach out to OLLI Director Lisa Barton at 734-998-9356 or She will be happy to connect you.

Be sure to take a look at the Free Urgent and Critical Lecture Series we will be offering on COVID-19 in the Fall – co-hosted by the Turner Senior Wellness Program.

Joy in the Time of COVID-19
Tuesday, December 15
Victor J. Strecher, Ph.D., MPH, UM Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
Zoom Link to join this programming: Webinar ID: 98813157118 
For audio only, please dial 1-312-626-6799, followed by 98813157118 and #  

Washtenaw Community Health Department:
Michigan Medicine:

COVID-19 Resources and Services in Washtenaw County
COVID-19 Help and Services Washtenaw County - Google Docs

Grocery Store, Pharmacy & Fresh Food Hours for Ann Arbor Seniors

Quotes from Duchess Goldbatt (fictional character on Twitter!)

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