Health & Wellness

Upcoming Courses


Join us for an afternoon of creating abstract floral paintings. Richmond artist Theodora Miller will share her inspirational story from brain injury to full-time artist, as well as the valuable life lesson growing orchids taught her. You will explore painterly brushstrokes and learn how to collage with colorful paint chips to create two 'Blooming Girls' paintings on the prettiest handmade cotton paper.

Wednesday, July 26, JPSN, Room 109
Join us for a medically-oriented discussion of the benefits of three limbs of the Patanjali Yoga namely, meditation, Pranayama and Yoga asanas. Advances in modern medicine have confirmed the positive aspects of this ancient science.

Thursdays, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, JPSN, Room 109
This course will take an in depth look at current law changes, tax changes, and financial planning changes in the areas of Charitable giving and Estate planning. This will be an interactive course to help students gain a better knowledge in the field.

Wednesday, 6/7, BUS, Room 114
Learn about the long-term health benefits of just moving! Different musical and dance style such as Bollywood, jazz, Latin and disco are used to inspire participants to embrace dance as a lifelong means to health, joy and fulfillment.

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 on June 12, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 (skip June 19 and July 3), THC, Alice Haynes Room (3 seats (11%) remaining)
What do children and bridges have in common? And why have economists written books about dating and marriage? In this course we will apply economic concepts to some of the most fundamental human behaviors: dating, sex, and marriage. We will use topics such as the impact of oral contraceptives on career decisions, the payment of dowries and bride prices, and the allocation of chores within a partnership to examine a number of foundational economic concepts.

Monday class, 7/31, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001
Join us for a review of how emerging technology advancements in neurosurgery are now treating conditions such as essential tremor and Parkinson's Disease with the use of Focused Ultrasound.

Wednesday 8/2, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162 (4 seats (6%) remaining)
This workshop will encourage you to share your hobby, special interest, or talent with the Osher Community in a fun setting. Murray Ellison will emcee these activities, pre-arranging for participants to sign up and share their inspirations or creations of poetry, literature, music, singing, art, photography, storytelling, or whatever! Everyone volunteering to sign up will be encouraged to share their passions or talents, but this will not be required.

Wednesdays 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, WILT, Multi-Faith Room 100
As far as we know, only humans are aware of their own mortality and therefore have a fear of death. In response, humans have sought different forms of immortality. This course will explore various philosophical and religious responses to death and how to live.

Wednesdays, 6/7 & 6/14, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001 (13 seats (17%) remaining)
As women move through stages of life from pregnancy and childbirth to menopause and beyond, their bladders and pelvic floors often go through changes as well. It's quite common to experience bladder leakage and pelvic floor discomfort due to these changes. In fact, it happens to one in three women. But just because these are common issues does not mean a woman should have to 'just live with them.'

Tuesday, June 27, Synchronous Online
We will all experience grief at some point in time. When experiencing grief, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future. If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've probably found not many people understand the deep hurt you feel. This class will give an overview of how we can navigate grief and losing a loved one.

Tuesdays - 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, BUS, Room 114
This class provides an overview of the various pieces of Medicare, including Parts A and B, supplements, drug cards, and Medicare Advantage plans. Eligibility, timing, and enrollment in the various parts of Medicare are covered.

Tuesday, Aug 1, BUS, Room 114
Do you have a good tax plan for your retirement? If not, then this course can help you get started. We will discuss and evaluate the main methods that you can use to minimize your lifetime tax burden and avoid leaving a 'tip' for the IRS.

Friday, 6/9, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162 (7 seats (12%) remaining)
FIELD TRIP Join us to explore regional US cooking with recipes from the New England! You can't do New England without chowder, and we will be making a cream corn chowder with fresh local corn. Anadema bread is a traditional New England Staple made with wheat flour, cornmeal, and molasses. Red Flannel Hash is a nearly forgotten classic with corned beef, beets, and potatoes. And we will have a sweet treat to end with Hermit Cookies. Fees for this class are non-refundable.

Thursday, July 13, The Kitchen Classroom ( No seats currently available )
FIELD TRIP Join us to explore regional US cooking with recipes from the Florida Keys! Shrimp ceviche is full of bright and fresh flavors and will remind you of those summer beach days. Mahi-Mahi is a versatile and delicious when marinated and paired with grapefruit. Black beans and rice can be its own meal and is a classic island fare. Sharp and sweet, Key lime pie is a crowd pleaser that takes you straight to the Keys. Fees for this class are non-refundable.

Thursday, June 8, The Kitchen Classroom ( No seats currently available )
This country is about to be hit by the 'Silver Tsunami.' With 11,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, by 2030 the number of seniors in the US is going to outnumber children for the first time in history. This class will inform and discuss both the challenges and opportunities that are arising from the Silver Tsunami.

Friday, June 16, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001 (4 seats (7%) remaining)