Feature Stories

August 17, 2011
Older Dominion Partnership'Age Wave II Summit' Indicates Continuing Need for Life Long Learning
"Aging in Place" was the subtle message of the day-long Older Dominion Partnership's second "Age Wave Summit," held on May 19, 2011, at Anthem's Davis Conference Center. Osher members were interested to get a glimpse of state and local planning for the demands that will be put on health, financial, and social services as more and more "Boomers" hit retirement.
Creative WellnessA Place for Giving and Receiving
Kate and I were excited to share our 40 plus years of experience and knowledge as Occupational Therapists, and share with others who were learned in other areas.
Council CornerInquiring minds want to know!
At Osher, inquiring minds want to know. One of the great joys I've found at the Osher Institute is that there are many people who want to continue their love of learning well into their senior years, people who definitely have inquiring minds!
Writers' Interest Group"Lifestones"
I have known stones
found them hard
by the surf
shiny, luminous.
Modlin Center 2011-12An Exciting, Different, and Unforgettable Season
For long-time lovers of the arts as well as newcomers, the new season at Richmond’s Modlin Center will definitely be one to remember. Director Deborah Sommers is excited about the line-up and states that with a wide variety of possibilities, there will be something for everyone.
Around CampusNavigating the University of Richmond Campus
For over twenty years I passed by the University of Richmond campus and except for attending my daughter’s wedding at the Cannon Memorial Chapel several years ago, I never set foot on the campus. Then I joined Osher.
Staff UpdateSome thoughts and news from the director
One of the great things about working with the Osher Institute is the amazing and vast treasure of ideas, insights, jokes and more that I gather each day from each of you who are our valued Osher members.
Creative StudyA play date for Osher creative study
A recent Osher outing, organized as a result of the mini course on creativity, was a trip to the Evergreen Cemetery located in the eastern part of Henrico County. The cemetery was once planned as the counterpart to Hollywood Cemetery.
Commemorating the Civil WarOsher members attend sesquicentennial Civil War conference
On Saturday, May 21, several Osher members enjoyed the Third Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War Conference at Virginia Tech.
Osher Writers GroupCreative writing corner
The Osher Writers Group, composed of members John Bruns, Rosemary Rawlins, Jan Tarasovic, David Thomas, and Don Warner, admire bookmarks promoting Rosemary's just-published memoir, Learning by Accident (available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble).