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Osher Series on Aging Well

Made possible by a generous grant from The Regirer Foundation

Thanks to a generous grant from the Walter W. Regirer and Maria Teresa Regirer Foundation, the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond has an opportunity to focus on health and wellness, along with legal and financial topics especially for those “50 and better.”

Register for these classes as usual. You can also check the “Aging Well Series Public Events” listing (below) that are free and open to the public.

Aging Well Classes
Before the Crisis? Planning for Our Aging Parents (and Ourselves)
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, June 5, 2017; 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa Hollier
Osher Gold members use CRN 50386
Osher Silver members use CRN 50388
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Discussion
Description
NEW! As parents, we learn to plan in advance for childcare, prepare ourselves with what to expect from our kids at various ages, and understand the need to pre-plan for college tuition. So, why is it that as adult children, we don't help our parents plan for the needs they will have as seniors? This presentation helps the audience to understand changes to expect with aging and how to help our parents (and ourselves!) plan for getting older.

Common Eye Disorders
Course Offerings (1)
July 19, 2017 through August 2, 2017
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Osher Gold members use CRN 50047
Osher Silver members use CRN 50048
Fee: $60 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Q&A
Description
NEW! We will start with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the eye and its adnexa. This will be followed by information on various eye diseases, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, floaters, and flashes.

Guiding You through the Medicare Maze
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Tommy Chamouris
Osher Gold members use CRN 50031
Osher Silver members use CRN 50032
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Q&A
Description
Figuring out Medicare and what's right for you is no easy task, especially when it comes to medications. Come learn how to navigate the Part D Plan Finder on medicare.gov and how simple changes can make a big financial difference.

How Much Do I Need/How Much Can I Spend?
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, July 13, 2017; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: David Frimpter
Osher Gold members use CRN 50027
Osher Silver members use CRN 50028
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Discussion
Description
The class is designed to help those who are still determining how much they need to have saved to retire, and to assist those who are already retired gauge how much they can spend from investments to ensure they won't outlast their savings. The intent is to provide students with the knowledge needed to work out their own answer.

How to Use Morningstar to Guide Your Investments
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: David Frimpter
Osher Gold members use CRN 50409
Osher Silver members use CRN 50410
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Discussion
Description
NEW! Morningstar has been providing unbiased investment advice to investors for more than 30 years. This class will review how to use Morningstar to enhance your investing knowledge. We will also demonstrate an approach using Morningstar to determine how to evaluate and select stocks and mutual funds to invest in, and help determine when a stock or mutual fund should be sold.

Introduction to Financial Planning
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ben Sadtler
Osher Gold members use CRN 50411
Osher Silver members use CRN 50412
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Q&A
Description
NEW! The course will introduce participants to financial planning. We will examine the paradigm shift in the industry from traditional 'spending-based' planning to 'goals-based' planning and the process of creating and managing a successful financial future.

Legal Issues As You Age
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Paula Peaden
Osher Gold members use CRN 50029
Osher Silver members use CRN 50030
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Q&A
Description
NEW! As we age, we should approach legal questions, issues, and situations a bit differently. While estate planning can be done at any age, elder law starts a whole new conversation. 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.

Understanding Long Term Care Planning and Insurance Options
Course Offerings (2)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Osher Gold members use CRN 50413
Osher Silver members use CRN 50414
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Discussion
Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Osher Gold members use CRN 50404
Osher Silver members use CRN 50405
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Discussion
Description
With 17 years of experience in long-term care planning to include long-term care insurance design and claim filing, Linda will help you understand the core features and benefits of a policy as well as various funding options available. Long-term care planning to include a long-term care policy should be an informed and educated decision.

Wealth Transfer in the Commonwealth: Estate Planning for Seniors
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, June 8, 2017; 
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Kelsey Swieringa
Osher Gold members use CRN 50406
Osher Silver members use CRN 50407
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Q&A
Description
This course will describe the different estate planning strategies available to seniors, including wills, trusts, and joint ownership. Additionally, we will discuss when an estate plan needs to be updated.

Why Does My Stomach Hurt?
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, June 12, 2017; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Peter Goodman
Osher Gold members use CRN 50423
Osher Silver members use CRN 50424
Fee: $20 Silver, no charge Gold
Format: Lecture, Q&A
Description
NEW! We shall take a journey down the great canal called the gastrointestinal tract. We must be particularly careful not to get trapped in a hiatal hernia, fall upon a bleeding ulcer, or encounter diverticula. We also need to watch out for gallstones, and one must never forget that an irritable bowel can present a problem. During this fascinating journey, we will discuss the diseases we encounter. There will be a case presentation as a final exam. If you fail, the consequences will be dire.

Contact Us

Osher Institute
Special Programs Building 100
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-6608
Fax: (804) 287-1264
osher@richmond.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays

Aging Well Series Public Events

There are no events currently scheduled.

An iPad Saved Mom, An iPhone May Save Me: Health Care in the Age of Silicon 
Dr. Robert Graboyes, Senior Research Fellow and Health Care Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Wednesday, June 21, 1 p.m.
Ukrop Auditorium, Robins School of Business

What We Know, Say, and Believe: Leveraging the Advance Care Planning Conversation
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and President Emeritus of the Morehouse University School of Medicine
Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 pm
Jepson Alumni Center

This event is free, but reservations are required. Please register via phone (804) 343-3023 or email ATinsley@youraaa.org.

Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness
Class opportunities for Osher Members 

  • Yoga Fundamentals, offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 am; no charge for Weinstein Center members, $10/class for all others
  • Water Works (Water aerobics), offered Tuesdays, 5:30-6:15 pm; no charge for Weinstein Center members, $10/class for all others

Check in and/or pay at the front desk. The customer service representatives can direct you to locker rooms and to the class location.

One-day use of the Weinstein Center is available to Osher members for $10/day. You may use any of the equipment and take any class offered that day. To learn more, visit recreation.richmond.edu.

Memory and Aging: Facts, Foibles, and Failures
Wednesday, March 29
12 noon – 12:45 pm
Research & Collaborative Study Area, 1st Floor, Boatwright Library
Dr. Jane Berry, MacEldin Dunn Trawick Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences

Adults “of a certain age” have a hard time remembering newly-acquired information and are particularly susceptible to making memory errors known as “false alarms.” Why is this? Dr. Jane Berry will discuss her research on what happens to memory as we age and whether older adults are cognizant of these changes and challenges to memory.

Registration is not required.

Invitation from Dr. Jane Berry, UR Psychology Department
March 3, 2017

It's me again, Jane Berry in the Department of Psychology, looking for volunteers from the Osher community for yet another study of adulthood and aging.

We are currently working on a study of how people respond to different social situations. If you would like to participate in this study, we would ask you to come to the University for an appointment. For this study, you would be tested in small groups of 6-8 people. Each person would be seated at a computer and would respond to the questions presented onscreen at his or her own pace. The study should take about 45 minutes and we would pay you $15.00 for your participation.

Does this sound like something you'd like to do? If so, please email or call the project director, Christine Jones, who will set up a convenient appointment time for you. The phone number is (804) 287-6004 and the email address is christine.e.jones@richmond.edu. Please state in your message that you are interested in the “social situations study.”

Bonnie Scimone, VirginiaNavigator
Community Outreach Specialist
Thursday, April 13
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Jepson Faculty Lounge (Jepson Hall 127)

Finding local support services is as simple as a click of a mouse! Our speaker will demonstrate how to use VirginiaNavigator's family of websites that offers an online directory of 26,000+ resources for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and family caregivers. Learn how to find programs and information about healthy living, financial concerns, legal questions, caregiver support, housing options, benefits assistance, transportation, and so much more!

First come, first served and open to the first 15 Osher members.

Altus Street, 2-1-1 Representative
Thursday, March 2
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Jepson Faculty Lounge (Jepson Hall 127)

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. A trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. Topics will include an overview of the service, how to search the online resource database, and specific specialty programs and current collaborations. 

First come, first served and open to the first 15 Osher members.