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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.”

Member Registration

Osher members should register for all Aging Well classes and free events using the online registration portal: select the “Series on Aging Well” menu item in the portal to view available opportunities. Osher members may add guests when registering for free and open to the public Aging Well events.

Open to the Public

The public is welcome to register for all Aging Well events that are free and open to the public. Events available to the general public are listed below.

Questions? Conact Us!

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

Series on Aging Well - Public Events

There are no events currently scheduled.

An Ageist Society Cannot Be An Age Friendly One
Dr. Bill Thomas, Expert on Aging
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 1 p.m.
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts
Supported by the Genworth Foundation, the Regirer Foundation & the Modlin Center for the Arts

The Future of Healthcare
Deborah Davis, CEO, VCU Health System Hospitals and Clinics & Vice President for Clinical Affairs
Wednesday, March 15, 2018, 1 p.m.
Ukrop Auditorium, Robins School of Business

Integrative Medicine: Treating the Whole Person 
Dr. Linda Manning, Interim Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
Ukrop Auditorium, Robins School of Business

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

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

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 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.

An Ageist Society Cannot Be An Age Friendly One - Dr. Bill Thomas, May 23, 2018