When did “aging” become a separate phase of life? What was it like being old several centuries ago? How did a rising middle class, the Industrial Revolution, the Depression, and world wars change concepts of aging? We’ll explore how ideas and images and ideas about aging have changed and developed over time. Then we’ll look at our own ancestors. We’ll finish by talking about how we ourselves are creating and changing what it means to age. Interesting questions and discussions included!
The class will be Wednesdays, March 6 through March 27, 1:00 – 2:30; $15 full series, $5 drop-in. Call (206.297.0875) or email Greenwood Senior Center (email@example.com) to RSVP; drop-ins welcome.
Greenwood Senior Center link: http://www.phinneycenter.org/gsc/classes.shtml
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Marguerite Langlois has over 40 years of education experience with community and church groups, businesses, and individuals. While she was teaching at Shoreline Community College, she designed and taught a program titled “Engaging Aging,” on topics important to all of us as we age. Marguerite currently does part-time classes for staff training and development at the University of Washington, as well as continuing her classes on aging. There’s nothing she likes better than a lively group where learning is shared and enjoyable.
Marguerite is a member of PNA, the PNA Village, and GSC. She writes book reviews for the PNA Village “Connections” blog.