No matter our age, we all hear and tell stories about growing older that reflect our own ideals and fears and the ideals and fears of our communities. This conversation is for people interested in exploring experiences of and obstacles to aging well in this present time. What are the revisions in our stories as we live in this time of uncertainty? What new roles are we creating? What practical information can we share with one another? How does the power of these stories affect us and those around us? Join facilitator Melissa Madenski as we look at the power of story in a conversation that will ask you to share your own experiences and ideas and listen to the perspectives of others in your community.
No matter our age, we all hear and tell stories about growing older that reflect our own ideals and fears and the ideals and fears of our communities. As we live in this time of uncertainty, what stories of aging are we revising? Are there new roles we are creating? How does the power of these stories affect us and communities during this time?
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Jason Arias on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the different versions of ourselves.
Renee Soasey writes about reckoning with her father's life and approaching death.
Readers write about Harm
This fall, Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario will present "My Brother's Keeper," a series of eight documentary film screenings exploring the lives of marginalized peoples and issues such as mental health, addiction, and mass incarceration. Each screening will be followed by a presentation and Q&A session by a local nonprofit or government agency.
Aging and Intergenerational Friendship