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Osher Series on Aging Well

The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond focuses on health and wellness, along with legal and financial topics, especially for those "50 and better."

Upcoming Courses


In this workshop, we'll discuss how cognitive biases, including but not limited to stereotypes, affect how different age groups are perceived, as well how aging may affect how we perceive the world around us.

Every day, starting on 05/20/20 and ending on 05/20/20
Come learn about maturing skin and how best to take care of it.

Every day, starting on 01/29/20 and ending on 01/29/20, WSTN - Brown Alley Room (4 seats (5%) remaining)
This iPhone class will help you learn more about the phone's features and controls.

Every week on Tuesday and Thursday, starting on 02/04/20 and ending on 02/20/20 ( No seats currently available )
This course will look at how we can move written information to our iPhones.

Every week on Tuesday and Thursday, starting on 04/14/20 and ending on 04/23/20 (3 seats (7%) remaining)
It is important to vet a nonprofit before you donate money or services to the organization.

Every week on Thursday, starting on 01/23/20 and ending on 01/30/20
Come consider a new perspective of aging with focus on the positive side rather than chronic illnesses and deterioration.

Every week on Friday, starting on 01/24/20 and ending on 01/31/20 (2 seats (7%) remaining)
Learn how to identify, avoid, and respond to frauds and scams. This talk will include a discussion of common types of fraud, including telemarketing, mail, and internet fraud; credit card fraud; and identity theft.

Every day, starting on 03/17/20 and ending on 03/17/20
Critical information and key steps to safely navigate the Internet and technology.

Every day, starting on 02/11/20 and ending on 02/11/20 ( No seats currently available )
Difficult and challenging medical cases will be presented to the audience in which the correct diagnosis was missed.

Every day, starting on 02/26/20 and ending on 02/26/20 ( No seats currently available )
Learn about FDA updated rules on the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods and the required information for food labels.

Every day, starting on 03/16/20 and ending on 03/16/20
Take a closer look at genetics, including the growth of genetics, the race to the DNA Double Helix, the universal Code of Life, the international Human Genome Project, genetic law and order, plusses and minuses of direct-to-consumer genetics, GMOs all around us, genetics and cancer, IVF babies, and finally the promise and peril of stem cells.

Every week on Monday, starting on 03/16/20 and ending on 04/06/20 (12 seats (13%) remaining)
Several topics will be addressed in plain English while providing direction and tools to get started.

Every week on Wednesday, starting on 02/19/20 and ending on 03/04/20
Access to global public healthcare is affected by many technical, economic, and social factors. It is widely recognized that the resources required to deliver and improve global public health are currently constrained. A powerful way to increase access is to lower the cost of products and services that have already proven to be effective. The mission of Medicines for All (M4ALL) is to transform active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) processes in order to reduce medication cost and improve patient access.

Every day, starting on 04/01/20 and ending on 04/01/20
Attend this class offered by an elder law expert as she talks about what legal options you may wish to consider, what critical legal decisions should not be overlooked, and how to know and choose what's best for you.

Every day, starting on 05/12/20 and ending on 05/12/20
This class provides an overview of the various pieces of Medicare.

Every day, starting on 03/05/20 and ending on 03/05/20
The purpose of the course is to establish mindfulness meditation skills in class using a variety of practices to relieve stress and to promote positivity, relaxation, calmness, and physical and emotional health and well-being.

Every week on Thursday, starting on 01/16/20 and ending on 02/06/20 ( No seats currently available )
This class offers that chance for participants to come together once a week for shared Qi Gong practice.

Every week on Tuesday, starting on 03/17/20 and ending on 04/07/20
This course will explore how the federally-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program actually works.

Every day, starting on 02/25/20 and ending on 02/25/20
This course will address many questions about taxes in retirement.

Every day, starting on 03/11/20 and ending on 03/11/20
An overview of the benefits of a password manager and walks through setting up an account with LastPass.

Every day, starting on 02/04/20 and ending on 02/04/20 ( No seats currently available )
The course will provide an overview of how the body is able to stay upright and what happens when disease or aging puts us at risk for falling.

Every day, starting on 02/17/20 and ending on 02/17/20 ( No seats currently available )
Humans utilize both their brain and mind. All are explored in terms of paradigms, critical thinking basics, the brain's interception loops and the mind's domains, the values-thinking-feeling continuum from polar positions to the rainbow approach, negative thinking preferences, relationship building typology and more.

Every week on Friday, starting on 02/28/20 and ending on 03/13/20
Find out how to cut your income taxes when you start taking RMDs. Find out how to calculate your RMD.

Every day, starting on 03/09/20 and ending on 03/09/20