Welcome to the OLLI @ UNLV Research site!
We are a team of social scientists who are interested in learning more about the social and health benefits of participating in OLLI at UNLV. To study this, we are conducting a survey of OLLI at UNLV participants asking questions about their OLLI experiences and their social health and well-being.
This research project is important for understanding the benefits of OLLI for its members and how adult education programs benefit older adults by helping them stay engaged in a social and intellectual community.
Research on older adults’ health and well-being and community-based adult education programs are gaining increased attention as more people become aware of the trends in population aging.
This research project is important because:
- Little is known about longitudinal trends of the association between well-being and adult education programs focusing on community-dwelling older adults.
- Healthy community-dwelling older adults are understudied compared to less healthy older adults.
- Little is known about the specific pathways (e.g., new knowledge and social networks) between adult education programs and participants’ well-being.
- We lack information about OLLI at UNLV participants’ basic characteristics and their satisfaction with the program.
Why Las Vegas?
Las Vegas is a strategic location to study because it is racially and culturally diverse. Additionally, the Las Vegas suburbs have experienced considerable growth in the older population.
Benefits of the Research
- Participating in our study will provide information that will help OLLI at UNLV continue to improve their educational programming and continue to meet its members’ needs.
- This study will increase scientific knowledge about the relationship of adult education programs to community-dwelling older adults’ well-being as a model case for aging in diverse American society.
- OLLI at UNLV will benefit from this study by gaining valuable knowledge about its participants, which may help guide recruitment efforts and curriculum modifications.
The OLLI @ UNLV survey is currently closed. Please check back when it's live.