Reflections On Aging: What Does It Mean To Grow Old?

November 8, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Knox College
59 St. George St
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6
Canada


Knox College
59 St. George St
Toronto
ON
M5S 2E6


Ageing is a time of opportunity, change and challenges. In this workshop we will reflect on society's notions of ageing, as well as our own, looking at films and videos, poetry, art, and short stories. By also reading online articles and essays together, we will explore topics such as ageism, creativity and ageing, second chances in older age, the meaning of ageing, cultural aspects of ageing, women and ageing, and the ethical and practical issues that affect an ageing population. The facilitators will send a list of reading materials and resources in early summer.

Facilitators:

Yvette Matyas, yvettematyas@hotmail.com, worked for 20 years in health care. She is interested in literature, architecture and psychology. She plans to explore the many facets of ageing and hopefully grow wiser through that process.

Mary Doucette, mary.doucette@sympatico.ca, taught mathematics and computer science, but in retirement has found joy and wisdom in art, literature, and film.

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