Establishing Yourself as the Expert through an OSHER Program
Many individuals want to go back to school, maybe to try out new subjects, or to get more involved in the community, or better their health. That’s where OSHER comes in. A man named Bernard Osher founded the Osher Program in 1977 in San Francisco, and his goal was to “improve the quality of life through support for higher education and the arts.” And in the 30 plus years Osher has been around, it has done just that and more for participating universities and colleges throughout the United States.
The University of Utah offers an Osher program, which is full of classes and experiences to enrich participants’ lives. Age Performance, a facility in Salt Lake City, and where Paul Holbrook works and owns, hosts Osher classes to give participants a comprehensive exercise program to improve physical function and performance. Paul, and Age Performance, has hosted this exercise program for the past 5 years in the facility, bringing in 8-15 participants each time. The program runs for 6 weeks and is a great referral base for facilities that participate. Universities will publish your facility on class descriptions on their website, and will have you present at lunches for future Osher participants. Osher is a great way to get your facility recognized in the community, visit Osher’s website to see more information on how you can participate.