Exploring Aging and Ageism: Beliefs, Joys, Challenges and Gifts

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Date(s) - 06/24/2018
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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EXPLORING AGING AND AGEISM: BELIEFS, JOYS, CHALLENGE AND GIFTS
Facilitated by Livia Walsh

June 24th at 11:15, Founders Hall

If you are in your 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 100’s join me in a discussion group focused on your own experiencing of growing old. Share your story about what messages you believe, still or no longer, about being old and how did those messages get to be part of your life. Share your, perhaps unexpected, joys of being old at this time in history. What are your challenges and concerns now? How did you prepare for old age, psychologically, mentally, spiritually, socially? What do you wish you had done to prepare? What message do you want to convey to the younger generations about preparing for old age?

And, finally, let’s talk about ageism, ways in which older people are discriminated or negatively treated just because of old age, and all the places it shows up in our lives, in particular healthcare. What are some ways you try to address ageism and what would you want the younger generations to know about in order to reduce ageist views?

Livia Walsh is preparing to become a Chaplain and is conducting research on aging and ageism in America. Information shared will be confidential unless you agree to have your name mentioned in her project.