With David Marshak
Explore the concept of elderhood and consider its implications for us. Michael Meade makes the distinction between "olders" and elders. "Olders" retire, withdraw, focus on themselves. Elders understand that there are gifts in their life experience that they can bestow on their community and that the rewards of giving these gifts are profound. For people who are 65, there is an expectation of another 20-30 years of life. What calls to you for your life in these years? Our parents' generation "retired" because they could afford it -- and because they had no modeling from their own parents' generation for what else to do with the years after their primary work lives had ended. Retirement often meant a withdrawal from the larger community. Many Boomers have no desire to "retire," that is, to withdraw from an engaged life in the community where the already live or to move away to Florida or Arizona. Michael Meade makes the distinction between "olders" and elders. "Olders" retire, withdraw, focus on themselves. For people who are 65, there is an expectation of another 20-30 years of life. What calls to you for your life in these years? This course will drawn on the publications of Marie de Hennezel, Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro, Michael Meade, and Theodore Roszak.
Wed., Oct. 16-30 • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)
$60 • Class #: 43890
David Marshak was the Founding President of the Graduate Institute for Transformative Learning (formerly the SelfDesign Graduate Institute). He taught at Seattle University for many years. David is the author of six books, including Evolutionary Parenting and Kids Need the Same Teacher for More than One Year.