Mini-Grant Recipient Success Stories: FAU Lifelong Learning

In 2016-2017 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University was awarded a Healthier Jupiter Mini-Grant for their Diabetes 101 Lecture Series.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is dedicated to offering intellectually enriching educational experiences. This community of seasoned learners enjoys a diverse and creative curriculum, along with concerts and entertainment. Courses are taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, course and program offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events and films.

Attendees of all lectures completed a pre and post survey. They received great feedback about the presenters and the content. Many attendees learned new information in the lectures and felt confident in their ability to apply the skills/knowledge learned.

Check out the flyer below for the great topics that were covered!

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU’s project met Healthier Jupiter’s focus area to support changes in the built environment and community policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy living, especially focusing on increasing availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods .

About Healthier Jupiter’s 2019-2020 Mini-Grant Program

Healthier Jupiter, a community initiative founded to address health and quality of life issues, for the fourth year in a row, Healthier Jupiter will offer Mini Grants to impact the health of our community. The goal of the Mini Grants is to fund innovative projects that have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change in the health, wellness and success of the greater Jupiter community. The grants will allow civic organizations, churches, temples, schools, government entities and nonprofits to fund pilot ideas to improve our collective community health in one of four focus areas:

  1. Increase the availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods;

  2. Help individuals become more physically active on a regular basis;

  3. Encourage people to engage mentally and physically to practice healthy behaviors; and/or

  4. Support changes in the built environment and community policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy living.

For more information about Healthier Jupiter’s Mini-Grant Program please visit Here you can learn about past recipients, get some great inspiration from innovative ideas from around the country, and submit an interest form (which is required to submit a grant).

Healthier Jupiter is funded through a generous grant from Palm Health Foundation in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center, as part of the countywide Healthier Together Initiative.