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Learning to Grow into Our Second Act: Preparing to be Older and Wiser

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Sep 20, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learning to Grow into Our Second Act is a six-week series that examines how older adults can navigate the challenges of mature and late adulthood and harvest our wisdom along the way. The emphasis is to refresh and add to the tools we already have. The goal is to explore the hard facts, such as the inevitable declines, the possible loss of connections and meaning, the reality of the end of life, and how we can use tools to ensure a well-lived and satisfying “Second Act.”

The six sessions will be weekly on Wednesdays: September 13 and 20, and October 4-25. (The group will not meet on September 27 to give participants the opportunity to attend UW Madison's Institute on Aging Colloquium.) All sessions will meet from 10:00am to noon. You are likely to gain maximal benefits if you attend all sessions.

Class curriculum and references will be emailed prior to class. The Library can also provide printed copies. 

Registration for this series is required and opens August 30. (Register for the entire series HERE.)

About the Facilitator: Helen Pan is a retired clinical psychologist. She is passionate about finding ways to engineer a meaningful and fulfilling mature and older adulthood. This interest intensified when she was caring for her parents in their last years and as she joined the senior citizen club. 

This program is part of the Live Well @ Your Library​ initiative.