• Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    • One University Place
    • Chester, PA 19013
    • tel: 610-499-4370
    • fax: 610-499-4369
    • olli@widener.edu


OLLI Clubs & Committees


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a variety of clubs for its members. These clubs are just one additional way for our members to socialize with other members who have similar interests. Some of the clubs include:

  • Book Club
    A monthly meeting with a different literary work discussed each time.

  • Bridge Club
    A relaxed group of members who meet twice a month to play "Contract Bridge."

  • OLLI at the Movies
    This weekly movie series is held during semester breaks.

  • OLLI Poetry Group
    This is an informal group that meets on a regular basis to share favorite works of poetry, as well as poetic pieces written by members of the group.

  • Scrabble Club
    This group meets throughout the semester to play casual games of scrabble.

  • Writers' Group
    A monthly meeting to exchange ideas and encourage others in their efforts.


OLLI at Widener University operates with the help of members who volunteer to participate in one of the following committees. Most committees operate with 3 to 7 volunteers, and help is always appreciated. Some of our committees include:

  • Curriculum Committee
    Determines the number and choices of courses and special events to be offered each semester

  • Hospitality Committee
    Assists in making the public and new members feel welcome at OLLI; includes planning of the Annual OLLI luncheon

  • Special Events Committee
    Coordinates all of the field trips and other special events

  • Outreach Committee
    Develop strategies to increase and maintain membership, including public relations campaigns and press releases, as well as outreach to area retirement communities

For more information on joining any of our OLLI Clubs or Committees, contact an OLLI representative today at (610) 499-4370. We can also mail you out a current course catalog, or reserve your spot at our next open house to learn more about the OLLI programs offered through Widener University.