CCA May Lunch & Learn | Grace-ful Aging: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Online)
Tuesday, May 7
12 - 1pm CT
Challenge Western societal models of "successful aging," and explore other visions from around the world that are more creative, spiritual, and wholistic.
How might Hindu, Buddhist, Native American, and Judeo-Christian traditions all suggest more comprehensive models of positive elderhood? Contemporary Western models of "successful aging" – with their focus on physical well-being – leave much to be desired. We are also drawn toward contemplation, contribution, compassion, and creativity, and these soulful, meaning-making qualities are seldom accounted for in popular ideas of what it means to age well. Join us as we challenge these societal models of "successful aging," and explore other visions from around the world that are more creative, spiritual, and wholistic. Contrary to our "ageist" fears, we will look at archetypes of grace-filled aging that can lend fuller meaning to the second half of life.
This livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!
This class will be recorded. Recordings will be made available on the CCA website within two weeks after the program.
All times are CT. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Drew Leder (MD, PhD) has blended an unusual array of interests and accomplishments in scholarly and “public” philosophy. He is a full professor teaching Western and Eastern Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland, with degrees from Yale and SUNY Stony Brook. An internationally known speaker, he has written seven books, including The Healing Body: Creative Responses to Illness, Aging and Healing. Visit his website at www.drew.leder.com.
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