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Road Scholar, a non-profit organization that, for 40 years, has inspired adults to learn, discover and travel, is celebrating Lifelong Learning Day Oct. 15. Peter Spiers, senior vice president of strategic development for Road Scholar and author of “Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier” says there is a link between lifelong learning and wellness. He spent years doing email interviews, phone interviews, focus groups and a review of academic literature to come to his conclusion that lifelong learning promotes wellbeing – both in terms of cognitive health and longevity.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, at Auburn was founded 25 years ago as the Auburn University Academy for Lifelong Learning. Today, OLLI at Auburn and its branch campuses have more than 700 members.

“OLLI is a member-led, member-driven organization,” said Linda Shook, director of OLLI at Auburn. “Members participate in academic courses, health and exercise activities and other learning opportunities on an organized basis. In fact, our members teach many of the courses.”

More information about Lifelong Learning Day is available on the Road Scholar website. For more information about OLLI at Auburn, contact Linda Shook at 844-5100 or visit the website.