Vital Aging

Vital Aging is a monthly gathering that brings OLLI @Berkeley members together in community to discuss and reflect on issues of particular significance to older adults. 

Each month features a different theme. Senior housing options, sleep, stories of retirement, solo aging, and how to get the best medical care are just some of the many topics explored over the past few years. 

How It Began

Vital Aging was founded and is led by OLLI faculty member Sara Orem, Ph.D.. Sara has been a life-long student, completing her doctorate just before her 60th birthday. Her dissertation was focused on transformative learning in interpersonal conflict, and her participants were mostly older married couples. Her current focus is on the development and use of positive methods including Appreciative Inquiry in conversations with older adults about living their best lives as they age and change.

When and Where

The group meets the first Thursday of every month. The majority of gatherings occur online with in-person get-togethers taking place quarterly in the OLLI office.

All OLLI members are invited to participate. Come as you are and whenever you can.

Check our events calendar to view upcoming meetings. Links to RSVP are shared in member-only emails and posted in Member Dashboards.