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Regirer Series on Aging Well

The Regirer Series on Aging Well focuses on health and wellness topics, including legal and financial issues, relevant to those "50 and better." We are grateful for the generous grant from the Walter W. Regirer and Maria Teresa Regirer Foundation, which supports this popular Series.

Upcoming Courses


One of the hardest things for an older adult to do is to give up the independence and freedom of driving. One of the hardest things for an adult child to do is to have the 'driving conversation' with a parent. This workshop details ways an older adult can continue to drive safely, as well as how to know when it may be time to ride in the passenger seat.

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This course is a discussion-based class that explores attitudes and behaviors toward differently aged and differently-abled people that we would reject and condemn if applied to any other group. It peels back the layers to expose how cultural norms and unconscious prejudices have seeped into our lives, silently shaping our treatment of others based on their age and ability as well as our own misconceptions about aging: and about ourselves.

Monday 1/30, TBD - UR Campus
This course will cover the notable changes in iOS 16 and new iPhones released in September 2022. However, the main focus will be on using the camera, photos, financial, and other essential apps. An iPhone updated to iOS 16 is recommended for this class.

Mondays and Thursdays, Feb 23, 27, Mar 2, 6, 9, Synchronous Online
This is the newly-branded Secure Community Network course which I like to call the 'get your head out of your phone' class. We will cover Situational Awareness in almost every environment: at work, at home, in crowds, even driving. This class builds towards the next in the series Countering Active Threat Training (CATT). There are several videos which demonstrate to principles we cover, and we will allow time for Q&A.

Friday 1/27, TBD - UR Campus
The class is designed to enhance your cell phone photography while traveling. We will cover improving cell phone images regardless of brand or model, editing cell phone images and available features on the iPhone.

Mondays, Feb 6 and 13, TBD - UR Campus
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, Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5, 12 (Skip Oct 31 and Nov 21), THC, Alice Haynes Room (1 seats (3%) remaining)
Jan 23, 30, Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 (skip Feb 6, 13), TBD - UR Campus
CATT is Secure Community Network's version of active shooter training. We refer to it as active threat because we discuss the different methods of attack, firearms, edged weapons, vehicles and explosives. During this course, I usually include a survivor of the Tree of Life attack to discuss his experiences and how training saved his life.

Monday 4/17, TBD - UR Campus
Deciding whether or not to have a medical procedure or take a medication can be confusing and challenging. This course will provide participants with information on how to think through such decisions and manage the benefits and risks of medications and procedures. Topics include: what to expect if you do, or do not, proceed with treatment; options and alternatives to treatment; and how to research your situation.

Tuesdays 4/11, 4/18, TBD - UR Campus
A person living with Alzheimer's or other dementia doesn't have to give up the activities that he or she loves. Many activities can be modified to the person's ability. Join us as we talk about simple, fun activities you can do together that are great ways to connect with your loved one. We will share activities that one can do throughout all the stages of dementia.

Monday 1/23, Synchronous Online
This course will address the advantages of a living trust over a will, the importance of durable Powers of Attorney and advance medical directives. Current Federal and state law will be explained. Questions are welcome.

Tuesday, Dec 13, Synchronous Online
Wednesday, Jan 25, TBD - UR Campus
In this class, you will learn more about how to use various apps to help you with your Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. Have you ever wondered about using Uber for transportation, Amazon for supply delivery, or Instacart for grocery shopping? Learn from a certified care manager and an occupational therapist from Genworth's Care & Wellness Team.

Thursday, Dec 15, Synchronous Online (5 seats (11%) remaining)
Keep warm this winter with these delicious soups and stew. Participants will prepare each dish and join together in a community table setting to enjoy.

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Generating income from bonds, bond funds, CDs, and income funds has been extremely challenging for years. Do you want another way to earn income? Consider Selling Covered Call Options on stocks you already own. This class will teach you what Selling Covered Call Options are, how they generate additional income from dividend and non-dividend stocks, and how they may reduce risk in your investment portfolio.

Tuesday 1/31, Synchronous Online
This course covers ways in which students can use Microsoft Word more efficiently and with greater confidence. We will go beyond a list of shortcuts to cover some 'hidden' features that could be helpful to beginners and advanced users alike.

Every day, starting on 05/04/23 and ending on 05/04/23, Synchronous Online
Music can enrich the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease, allowing for self-expression and engagement, even after dementia has progressed. Studies have shown music may reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues common in the middle-stages of the disease. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer's, a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood. Music provides a way to connect, even after verbal communication has become difficult.

Monday, 3/6, Synchronous Online
Today's longer life expectancy and better health means we are likely to have the opportunity to have a 'Portfolio Life.' How do you want to live during the years typically called 'retirement'? A Portfolio Life is an appealing and intentional way of thinking about living in an extended middle age, beyond the end of your job. It's a time to truly be yourself, discover new ways to contribute to society, and live a fulfilling life.

Saturdays; 1/28, 2/04, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 & 03/04, Synchronous Online (5 seats (100%) remaining)
Don't let others write your story! We normally think of obituaries as being dreary and solemn. But by adding a little humor to an obituary and straying aware from tradition, you can give readers insights into your or your loved one's unique personality. It can create an impression that won't fade away. You will learn obituary writing techniques by writing your own obituary: but we promise to make this daunting task fun, reflective and interactive.

Monday 1/30, TBD - UR Campus
Today's senior living options are far different from your grandmother's nursing home, and there are a wide variety of options to consider. This workshop will discuss all of the senior living acronyms (CCRC, SNF, MC, AL, IL, etc.) as well as the pros and cons of each, so an informed decision can be made about lifestyle and care choices.

Wednesday, Dec 14, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162
Have you ever wondered what research says about how to best communicate with individuals living with dementia? Would you or a loved one benefit from learning evidence-based strategies for addressing difficult behaviors? Do you know how to stay up to date on the research as a lay person? Join several members of Genworth's Care & Wellness team for a jam-packed two hours of discussion and role play scenarios.

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FIELD TRIP Led by a park ranger, the Pumphouse History Tour takes participants on a journey through time as they explore the 1883 Pumphouse, which brought unfiltered river water to the citizens from Richmond from 1883 to 1913. The building was designed as both a functional piece of public works and also a community gathering space.

Wednesday, Jan 11, Pump House Park
Thursday, Jan 12, Pump House Park
FIELD TRIP On this tour, participants will learn about Shalom Farms's mission to improve access to healthy food throughout the area, including information on how the organization came to be and how food is distributed. Participants will then head out into the fields for a tour of the Powhatan farm site and will hear about Shalom's growing practices along with the opportunity to taste various crops as available.

Tuesday, May 9, Shalom Farms
Grief is one of the most misunderstood growth processes, and it can allow space for myths to spread. People say you have to move on in your life, but they don't tell you how. This session will leave you with a broader understanding of grief, life events that may trigger the emotions of grief, grief myths, and how to make space to grieve effectively.

Monday, May 1, TBD - UR Campus
We'll help you understand long term care as well as the options available to pay for care. What is the most tax-efficient way, based on an individual's circumstances, to pay for long term care? There is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Thursday, Mar 16, TBD - UR Campus
Traveling from the mouth to the rectum, we will discuss the various diseases that we could encounter. Problems like heartburn, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding will be covered, ending with the treatment of hemorrhoids. During our voyage, cases of actual patients will be presented with the hope that a correct diagnosis will be made by our audience: waiting for the autopsy results is not an option!

Mondays, May 8 and 15, TBD - UR Campus