The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond has launched the Osher Series on Aging Well, a programming series promoting health, wellness, legal and financial topics related to seniors and aging. The program is funded by a generous grant from the Walter W. Regirer and Maria Teresa Regirer Foundation.

The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond has been offering programming related to health, wellness, legal and financial topics for its members since its inception. However, funds provided by the Regirer Foundation enable a wider range and selection of programming, including the opportunity to provide additional public lectures and special events.

Grant funds are used to develop and promote programs dedicated to a wide range of “quality of life” issues for older adults, including elder law, remaining physically active and healthy, staying connected as a senior, dealing with mental health concerns, downsizing and addressing other property-related issues, creating awareness of safety issues for seniors, and financial planning for retirement.

For the summer, programming includes classes on planning for aging parents, legal issues for seniors, and navigating the Medicare maze. On June 21, the grant is supporting a public lecture titled An iPad Saved Mom, An iPhone May Save Me: Health Care in the Age of Silicon given by Dr. Robert Graboyes, Senior Research Fellow and Health Care Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

More information about these and other programs in the Osher Series on Aging Well is available online at osher.richmond.edu/agingwell.

Grant Details

The Walter W. Regirer and Maria Teresa Regirer Foundation’s primary area of focus is serving the needs of the elderly and aging. Programs funding include:

  • Charitable health-care organizations and hospitals in Greater Richmond and Central Virginia with programs serving the needs of the elderly and aging.
  • Non-profit educational organizations (including preparatory schools, colleges and universities) located in Virginia offering educational programs for nurses, doctors and other healthcare providers specific to caring for the physical and mental health of the elderly and aging populations of Greater Richmond and Central Virginia.
  • Non-profit organizations offering legal services to the elderly and continuing education programs in elder law to legal professionals.

The grant provided $30,000 to the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to support the foundation's goal of serving the needs of the elderly and aging. Grant funds are available for use through May 31, 2018.

The Osher Series on Aging Well will offer grant-funded programming through 2018. Full details are available on the Osher Series on Aging Well web page.