Shared Interest Groups

Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are a fun way to engage members with similar interests outside the OLLI classroom. If you would like to start a SIG, we’ve included a few ideas for inspiration. Those with asterisks represent new, ongoing, and former SIGS started by OLLI at Ringling College members. The others are SIGs from other OLLIs.

For more information or to complete a SIG application, visit Look for Shared Interest Groups under Programs.

Some new, ongoing and former SIGS started by OLLI at Ringling College members:

  • Mah Jongg
  • Wine Tasting
  • Crafts SIG
  • History SIG
  • Walking SIG

Examples of SIGs from other OLLIs nationwide:

  • Travel/Adventurers
  • Dulcimer Players
  • Gardening SIG
  • Hiking Club
  • Beer on Tap
  • Bridge for Fun
  • Out and About (outdoors)
  • OLLI Shutterbugs
  • OLLI Outdoors
  • Fun with Games
  • Theater Lovers Group
  • Opertunity SIG (opera)
  • Texas Hold ‘Em Poker
  • Plant-Based Living
  • History Book Lovers
  • Poetry Lovers
  • Women’s Group
  • Stitch in Time (crafts)
  • A Walk in the Parks
  • Solo Singles
  • Pinochle Posse
  • Supper Club
  • Wiseman
  • Picture This (photography)
  • Euchre
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Aging and Longevity

Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are open to all members (Gold and Silver). They foster a sense of community by allowing members to engage with others who share a common interest. 

SIGs complement and enhance classes and other programs offered by OLLI.

SIGs are member-driven, not staff-driven. They are established, managed, and run by OLLI members. 

SIGs do not take the place of OLLI courses. 

SIGs do not compete with or duplicate OLLI courses. 

A SIG’s vitality depends mainly upon its members’ active participation and commitment.

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